Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today’s card comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. The Seven of Wands is a card of holding firm with what you know. It’s easiest to describe how this came about and what it feels like by looking at the cards leading up to the seven.
The Five of Wands could be the conflict you felt about making a decision or taking action in your life.
The Six of Wands is the victorious feeling you have when you know what’s right for you. What a relief to finally know!
The Seven of Wands moves us past the victory of making a truthful decision into marching forward with commitment and conviction. We must stand up for what is right for us, for why we made this decision, even if we cannot fully (or logically) explain it.
The Seven of Wands shows a person holding a wand looking as though s/he is ready to fight off anyone. The energy is to find your courage and your strength as you move forward. This card invites you to move into your own sacred space of your personal truth with conviction, even if and when you are scared.
A personal example:
One example that comes to mind for me was when I was going through divorce (nine years ago). I struggled with the decision to go through divorce (Five of Wands). After working with a counselor, writing in my journal, talking to friends, and doing numerous tarot spreads, etc., I knew that ending my marriage was the right answer for me. The end of struggling was a huge victory for me (Six of Wands).
The Seven of Wands was the energy I summonsed to find the courage to get divorced. I had to tell my husband, my family, the kids, fill out paperwork…all details that had to be done, but continuously tested the conviction of my decision.
It was the right thing. I knew it at the time and can confirm it now.What are you facing now, that deserves and requires the energy and courage of the Seven of Wands? Looking back, what has been the path to bring you here?
- Five of Wands (struggle)
- Six of Wands (victory) and
- Seven of Wands (defending your position)?
One other thing to note is that the next card in the deck, the Eight of Wands, signifies things happening quickly and without delay, which could indicate that once you get things going, flow will take over.
Just as everything in life, the Seven of Wands is part of a larger cycle. Use its energy as you need it and welcome the changes that present themselves as you continue to move through the cycle.