Six of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.
Meaning of Six of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King's courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth.
Apprehension, fear, as of a victorious enemy at the gate; treachery, disloyalty, as of gates being opened to the enemy; also indefinite delay.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Servants may lose the confidence of their masters; a young lady may be betrayed by a friend.
Fulfillment of deferred hope.
Disagreeable news. Slight trouble. Bad news. Trouble for friends.
Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation
Infidelity, Treachery, Disloyalty, Perfidy.
general good luck; for example, a present; an inheritance; success in business; the finding of a treasure.