Seven of Wands
Seven of Wands
The Seven of Wands shows us a Pixie standing strong, holding a wand, ready to fight. The other six wands surrounds them like a protective shield.
This card is all about defending ones self. When something challenges you, you must stand your ground. No matter how difficult or uncomfortable it may be, hold on to your wand tightly and be ready to protect yourself.
This thing could be from another person, a new task at work or school, a new change in life, an inner demon, or perhaps something that you've challenged yourself to do. No matter what it is, stay strong. The Seven of Wands is here to remind you that you have the strength to get through it.
This card can also be a reminder that it is important to set boundaries. We must not let others walk all over us, or allow us to feel uncomfortable. It's absolutely okay to set boundaries with others, and if they don't respect our boundaries, then perhaps they are not the people we want in our lives.
Is there someone in your life right now that is overstepping your boundaries?
Self-defense, Protectiveness, Standing up for yourself
Giving up, Admitting defeat, Surrendering
Card in Reverse:
The Seven of Wands in reverse can suggest that you may be avoiding confrontation right now, or are backing down too easily in the face of something challenging.
Sometimes it's a lot easier to just let things go and do whatever it will do. It's nice to stay in our comfort zone and hide away in what feels familiar to us. But, this isn't healthy or productive. It can also show others around us that we're easily manipulated and can be taken advantage of.
If we want to grow and improve, we must do things that scare us and make us uncomfortable. Not doing this can make us feel sad and depressed. It can damage us and those we love.
What tiny step can you take today to help yourself move forward?
Setting boundaries, Fighting for love
Defending your position, Facing challenges
Surrendering to competition, Unable to stand your ground
Upright: The Seven of Wands in love tells us that you may need to set some boundaries with your romantic interest. If you are currently not seeing anyone, perhaps you've struggled with setting boundaries in the past and need to reflect on this so you can set them next time. If you're seeing someone, maybe you're feeling uncomfortable with something they did or said. It might be difficult to talk about, but setting boundaries can actually help strengthen a relationship.
Alternatively, if you are in a relationship that is struggling right now, the Seven of Wands encourages you fight for your relationship. Talk to your partner and see what things can be done to help bring you both closer together.
Reversed: It's possible that your defensiveness is a little too strong right now. The wall you've built is a bit too high. You might believe that you are unworthy of love, or perhaps you're afraid of getting hurt. Whatever the case may be, the Seven of Wands is here to tell you that you are worthy of love and it's okay to be vulnerable. It's safe to let down your walls a little bit. We don't have to completely shut ourselves off, and we also don't have to completely open ourselves up. Try to find a balance between the two. Have an open mind while also respecting your wants and needs. The Seven of Wands has your back.
Upright: The Seven of Wands tells us that you are perfectly capable of solving whatever problems come your way. It's possible that something may catch you off guard when it comes to work, but you're able to stand your ground.
It's possible right now that someone may be envious of you/your work/your position... but the Seven of Wands is here to remind you to continue on with confidence. You don't have to be fearful.
Reversed: Is it possible that you are being taken advantage of right now at work? Or are you maybe letting things go way too easily, even though you're not okay with it?
Don't allow anyone to get you down. You may need to defend your position at work soon. Be aware of what's going on at work and open your eyes, there may be opportunities that you're neglecting to see.