SEVEN OF WANDS

SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Challenge, competition, perseverance
Reversed: Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective

SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
In the Seven of Wands, a man stands on top of a hill and is challenged below by opponents that want what he has, success and status. The man appears to be in a defensive position, fiercely retaliating against those who attack him and defending his position as ‘king of the hill’. Interestingly, the man is wearing two different shoes, suggesting that he may have uneven footing or may be unclear of his own stance.

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Similar to the Five of Wands, the Seven of Wands indicates a struggle after initial satisfaction and fulfilment. This time, however, the struggle is about maintaining your position at the top while others compete and fight to achieve the same success and status that you have already achieved. Thus, competition is rife and you must continually prove yourself with the Seven of Wands. If your vision and creative effort is fulfilled to the point where there is public acclaim or acceptance of your success then you must expect competition and challenge, as other people will no doubt also desire the same things as you.
The Seven of Wands can also indicate a challenge to the continued success of a venture or creative project from an external source. While it appears to block your path forward, you can overcome this challenge or obstacle by drawing upon your strong self-confidence, self-belief and continual self-improvement. It can also be overcome with effort and clarity of purpose.
The Seven of Wands is about holding your ground, despite ongoing challenges to your position and authority. You need to take a stand and defend your position at all costs. This will take courage and persistence but you have the strength and determination to do it. You see yourself as a battler and no matter what the challenge, you still have it in you to stand up for yourself and fight to the end. So, although you are experiencing a number of setbacks at the moment, you need to continue fighting for what you believe in and confronting others who may oppose or threaten you.
There needs to be acceptance with this card that you are not always going to be able to win everyone over. There will always be challengers and opposition to your point of view and you cannot keep everyone happy all of the time. Thus, now is the time to draw your line in the sand, and say, “This is who I am and this is what I need right now.” There cannot be any compromise or negotiation at this time, just hold your ground with determination and courage.
From quite a literal perspective, this card can indicate that you will be required to give a speech or write a paper on a contentious or highly debated issue. You will need to be ready to defend your argument and present hard facts that support your point of view. Expect to be challenged but enjoy this challenge as it will help you to create an even more robust argument.

REVERSED SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Seven of Wands reflects that you are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and responsibilities in your life, finding yourself quickly snowed under and unable to look at the bigger picture. You may have taken on too many commitments and are now looking for an opportunity to focus your attention on only one or two things and do those things well. You may also feel as though you are having to compete against or are constantly comparing yourself to others, leaving you feeling somewhat inadequate and vulnerable. There is a need to return to the Six of Wands, which is all about building your own self-esteem and confidence, and having faith that you can achieve what you set out to.
The Seven of Wands reversed can also indicate that you feel as though you are constantly being judged or criticised by others. Your family or friends are questioning you on why you are doing certain things, such as staying in a challenging relationship or an unfulfilling job. You would prefer if they could just keep their mouths shut and let you be!
This card can suggest that you are trying to avoid conflict wherever possible, and as a result, you are backing down on your point of view too easily. As soon as someone challenges you or opposes you, instead of standing up for yourself, you compromise or give in. It appears that being accepted and liked by others is more important than standing your ground and fighting for what you believe in. Alternatively, you may have tried everything possible and have given it your best shot but you are now starting to realise it is not worth the struggle. Even though you may not have made any progress yet wanted to, it is time to let this one go and move on. It may feel like giving up but in the long run, it will be for the best.
On the other hand, the reversed Seven of Wands can indicate that you are taking things too far and you are being overly aggressive about protecting your turf. This is to the detriment of your personal relationships.
Finally, the Seven of Wands reversed can suggest that you are at risk of being caught unprepared. You are feeling shaken and vulnerable at the threat of a challenge to your position. You have the feelings of falling behind, and not being up to the challenge. Perhaps you want to cave in and give up the fight. This card shows a lack of confidence, courage, and conviction. You are feeling threatened, and have become easily manipulated and taken advantage of.

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SEVEN OF WANDS

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Standing up for beliefs, fighting your corner, protective, defensive, determined, challenging, opposing, stamina, holding your own, taking high road, maintaining control, territorial, assertive, forceful, relentless, strong will, under attack, blame, harassment, scapegoat, resisting, busy, hectic, demanding

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Wands represents opposing, standing up for what you believe in, fighting your corner and holding your own. It signifies taking the high road, maintaining control and being strong willed. This Minor Arcana card also indicates someone who is protective, defensive, assertive, forceful, relentless, determined and territorial. It can suggest that you are under attack, being harassed, blamed or scapegoated but you are resisting. Life may be challenging, busy and hectic with this card in your Tarot spread so you will need stamina to endure.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands can signify you having to fight to overcome an illness or injury. This card can also represent an illness or condition that you will have to work hard to keep under control. It is extremely challenging but you are driven and you can do it.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Wands tells you that you have some challenges coming up and if you want your relationship to go the distance you are going to have to fight for it. This challenge may come from inside the relationship in the form of you or your partner trying to blame each other for issues. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that your relationship is under attack from third parties and that you need to protect and defend it. You will need to maintain control, hold your own and be determined. Don’t let others ruin what you have. If you are single, the Seven of Wands suggests that if you are interested in someone you are going to have to fight for them. There may be serious competition for this person’s affection and if you allow yourself to sink into the background, you may get overlooked.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Wands can represent fighting to protect what you have. When it appears you may find that you have a battle on your hands to hold on to your success or position. There are always young hungry people coming up the ladder behind you and you have to stand up for yourself if you want to maintain your status or career position. You have the talent, drive and ambition to do so. You should be feeling confident and powerful when the Seven of Wands shows up in your Tarot spread. It can also signify that your conviction may be tested. You may be challenged or asked to do something that is against your morals or judgement. This Minor Arcana card would see you standing up for what you believe in. It can also indicate that you may have to defend your reputation as other try to drag you down. In a financial Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands sees you protecting the wealth or financial security you have attained. This could be in the form of making smart investments, saving for a rainy day, insuring your assets or taking out a pension. Whatever the case, you will be putting long term financial plans of some sort in place.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Wands indicates that you may have to stand up for your spiritual beliefs so someone may challenge your belief system, call your morals into question or try to ridicule or harass you for your beliefs. You have a right to your belief system so don’t allow anyone else to try and take that away from you.
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Seven of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Folding on your beliefs, giving in/up, admitting defeat, yielding, quitting, surrendering, weakness, being timid, lack of courage/ self-belief/ stamina, failing to defend/ protect, resolution, compromise, scandal/losing moral authority/ control/ power/respect, sharing territory, being overbearing, worn down, burn-out, exhausted

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Wands reversed represents folding on your beliefs, yielding, quitting, giving up and giving in. It signifies admitting defeat, surrendering and lack of courage or stamina. This Minor Arcana card can represent weakness, failing to protect or defend someone or something you care about and being exhausted, burnt-out or worn down. It can indicate a compromise, resolution or sharing territory. It can also suggest that you have lost control, power, respect or moral authority and have been involved in a scandal of some sort. The Seven of Wands reversed can also represent being overbearing and unpopular.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands reversed is not a great omen as it can signify someone losing the energy or will to fight to overcome an illness or injury. This card can also represent an illness or condition spiralling out of control. Talk to your doctor about other possible treatments that may help as the current treatment may not be working.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Wands reversed is not a great omen as it shows you quitting, giving up or letting go in the face of challenges coming up. Again, if you want your relationship to go the distance you are going to have to fight for it. This Minor Arcana card reversed can indicate that you are failing to protect and defend your relationship or partner from people outside the relationship such as family and friends. If you love your partner you must put a united front out to the word. Don’t let other people come between you or undermine your relationship. On the flip side, if you and your partner have been arguing a lot, this card would see you finding common ground and compromising. If you are single, the Seven of Wands reversed suggests that you may be too timid to go for the person you like. You are allowing yourself to be overshadowed by others. If you like this person, be courageous and just tell them! On the flip side, this card reversed can see you being too forward to the point of being pushy and overbearing. If you have be doggedly pursuing someone without success, take a little step back, give them breathing room and let them come to you.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Wands reversed can represent not protecting what you have achieved or worked for. When it appears you may find that you have taken your eye off the ball and someone else has taken your place. You may be lacking the stamina to engage in the endless competition to maintain your success or simply be overcome with the exhaustion of it all. You may have lost your drive or ambition. You may be lacking in confidence or feel powerless when the Seven of Wands shows up reversed in your Tarot spread. It can signify that you may be going against your own moral code or better judgement in order to gain favour with your boss. This Minor Arcana card would see you folding on your own beliefs. It can also indicate that your reputation may be in the mud as others try to discredit you to further their own careers. In a financial Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands reversed sees you failing to protect the wealth or financial security you have attained. This could take the form of you wasting your hard earned money on frivolous purchases or failing to put financial plans like savings, smart investments or pensions in place for your future.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Wands reversed indicates that you may fold on your beliefs when they are challenged. There is nothing wrong with learning about new paths or religions and embracing them if they work for you but be careful that you are not just following the crowd because you want to fit in! This can also signify a respected religious or spiritual leader or someone you look up to becoming involved in a scandal and losing their moral authority, respect or reputation.