Tarot Readings

Seven of Wands

Judgement Tarot Card
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?
  • By Gemma Irias
  • Published: 08/07/20 3:20 PM EDT
  • Updated: 08/07/20 3:24 PM EDT
What does the Judgement Tarot Card mean?

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Element: Fire

Function: Function: Will, activity, Imagination, Beginnings

The Seven of Wands shows a young man with six wands in front of him, they are upright as if a form of barrier. He is about to place the seventh. He is wearing a green tunic and orange trousers. His hard work to defend himself has required great effort. He is standing at the top of a cliff, perhaps with a river on each side. His position suggests he will need to use force or intimidation to remain where he is.

He is wearing odd shoes. Although the same color, one is short and the other long. Part of him is fast when he needs to take action, while the other half is slower, warier and shielding. He might have been in a rush to get out of the door, but it is more likely that this is a sign of his balanced outlook.

The Seven of Wands is a survivor and will do whatever it takes. It is a sign that you are confident in your decisions and you will stand your ground. The man in the card is alone. He is prepared to defend against the unknown, whether they have arrived or not. Whether the war has begun or not, he is determined to strengthen what he has and defend it.

The Seven of Wands implies that you can protect what you have by using what is available to you with the talents that you possess. The seven wands show that we may need to use our creativity to guard what we have.

This man is stuck in his position. If he goes forward or backwards, he will fall off the cliff. He has no choice about his situation and must defend himself.

The man in the Six of Wands was being praised for his excellent job. He had acquired a top position and now the Seven of Wands is telling him he must defend it. This card is also a warning to protect your reputation from rumors. At the same time, it could be a sign that others challenge your ego, but you must vow to it. This card means you need to prove your position and show others that you still deserve it.

When Reversed:

More often than not, in this position, it suggests that you don’t have the strength to fight, maybe it is easier to compromise and let others have what they want. Your past may be scattered with times when you didn’t stand your ground, you didn’t defend what was yours and handed it over in the hope of staying safe.

It can also be a sign that you are overly sensitive or defensive. People may not be showing you any form of insult, but you feel that they are offending you. It could be that you are looking for conflict, trying to find someone else to blame for your situation.

The Seven of Wands may also suggest that you depend too much on the opinions others and this prevents you from being able to live your own life. You may have the urge to rebel, but you won’t.


You have been extremely diligent and now you are starting to see the benefits. If you experience moments of feeling down, look back on what you have achieved to get here. Life is supposed to bring changes, so don’t forget that our past doesn’t guarantee our future.


You may soon have to face a period of conflict or rivalry. If you truly want to succeed and put your best foot forward, you will win. In this position, the Seven of Wands is great news if you are applying for a new job or position at university. It’s a positive sign that you will probably beat your competition.


It implies there will be a long journey ahead of you that will see you grow as a person. If you have started something new, it will remain with you on your journey. If you start to feel like you can’t cope, don’t worry, start over fresh.

Yes/No Question:

The answer will be yes.

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