The 7 of wands tarot card is one that represents defending yourself and your ideas. Whether that’s to you or to others.
I suggest, while looking at this card description, you have your tarot deck in front of you and decide for yourself if you agree with the feelings on this page or if the card represents something entirely different to you.
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A few words to describe the card:
Defense, standing your ground, starting something new
7 of Wands
The 7 of wands tarot card is a card of pressure. It seems like you’re being pressured by all of the external forces, and you feel as though you have to defend yourself.
The good news is that you are on the top of the hill, so you have the upper ground. But it still feels like the entire world is fighting against you.
You may see this card if you feel your ideas are being criticized or feel like the world is fighting against you. This is a time to stand your ground. Protect yourself and your ideas. It may feel hard now, but you’re almost through.
Alternatively, you may be feeling unsteady with a new idea or starting a new project, just keep going. Don’t let external forces sway you. This is the time to start the new project.
This tarot card generally has 6 wands pointed at the person in this card, who is holding a wand. This person in the card is defending themselves, up on a hill. It often looks stormy in the imagery.
It can feel aggressive in the attack that’s coming at you.
In the traditional Rider Waite tarot deck, the person is wearing two different shoes, which can symbolize imbalance.
Still confused about the meanings of the cards? A few tools that have been really helpful for me have been: practice, taking the time to look at each card, read books like Tarot: Learn How to Read and Interpret the Cards by Kim Arnold. Or try out tarot spreads! Try doing a simple reading every day. The Labyrinthos app is really helpful too. Or try some that I’ve created by looking here: Tarot Spreads.
Want other comparisons of tarot cards? Find those here! It might help you better understand how tarot decks are different.