Seven Of Wands – Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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I. Seven of Wands Rider Waite image description

In the Seven of Wands, there is a man standing on top of a hill and is attacked from below by a group of people who take away everything that belongs to him. He is trying to defend himself, drastically fighting back his attackers and protecting his position – “King of the hill.” Interestingly, the man carries two different shoes, indicating he has an unequal position or he is unclear about his stance.

Seven of Wands Rider Waite image description

The story of the Seven of Wands is about standing up for battle. Standing up to fight is a powerful action that can make the energy flow of the world changes in a good or bad direction. Most of the time we go through life. Events and feelings bring us forward with just a little effort. However, sometimes we are not content with flowing away. We want to resist the flow or change the whole direction.

The character on this card appears in the form of bravery preparing for a fight. He is attacking or being attacked, maybe both. When we decide to stand up against it, we will establish in ourselves an energy flow of resistance. When we gain a steady position, others will do the same thing. This card represents the enthusiasm and the spirit of resistance because they are two different features of the same mind. You attack, your opponent defends. He/she attacks back, and you have to defend.

Standing up and fighting can be good things in a few cases, but there are situations in which resistance will only cause distress. If you are caught up in a conflict, ask yourself whether it is worth fighting for. Is the reason for this conflict important? Is it worth it? Will the results benefit to you or others? If so, be brave and eager to stand up, protect your position. Refuse to surrender! If not, consider ignoring this inconsistency. Be honest with yourself about this. You will be challenged to maintain your position, especially if you have invested too much time and energy into it. Do not  get dragged into the fight unless it is worth standing up and fighting for.

II. 7 of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Energetic, Resistant, Certainly.


  • Pursue what you want;
  • Act resolutely according to the opinion;
  • Prevail;
  • Fight;
  • Make your point strong;
  • Grasp the advantage.


  • Resist pressure;
  • Protect position;
  • Fight every challenge;
  • Resist criticism;
  • Refusal to surrender;
  • Say “no”;
  • Resist the power.

Show certainty

  • Guaranteed;
  • Have a steady position;
  • Expresses strong personality;
  • Protect what you believe;
  • Know that you are right;
  • Act resolutely;
  • Steady.

III. Opposite and Support Tarot cards to the 7 of Wands

Opposite cards

Support cards

  • 5 of Wands – go against, fight;
  • 9 of Wands – protect the position, refuse to surrender;
  • 5 of Swords – the conflict, the spirit of “fighting against them all”.

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IV. 7 of Wands Upright Card Keywords

challenge, competition, perseverance

Words and Keywords

Declare a point of view, be able to cope with opponents, fight to get the first place, succeed in a competitive job, critical problem, stand very firm on your point, maintain your position, have the advantage, fearless, courage, strength in adversity, hold high position, confident, assertive, successful competition, consistent, dedicated, challenge, confrontation.

Disputes, opposition, battles, embarrassing situations, a conflict or struggle, a change of career, internal strength, deal successfully, learning, teaching, writing, determination, persistence, purposefulness, perseverance in spite of adversity, resolve a difficult situation in a courageous and drastic way, having an advantage in a situation, a courageous attitude, necessity is the mother of invention, I rather fight more than change, fight against all the disharmony, surpass others, to take life as it comes, we will overcome.


When the Seven of Wands appears, you will most likely find that in any competitive situation, you will also gain advantage. Everything will become very smooth and you will feel very satisfied. Projects are also on the right track. Unfortunately, you may still have some anxious and self-doubt moments, but this is still a time for you to have a little bit of consideration.


Do not hesitate to clarify your position with everyone. When you have clear thinking, you will be able to support others by going into details of their problem. This card may imply that a change is coming – and that it is a positive change – in your personal life or business. It also shows the status of being independent and thinking for yourself.


If you have ever wanted to be self-motivated, just hire yourself, then this is the time to think about it. You are qualified to build your own career, if you are determined to spend time and effort, that will happen. However, be reasonable! If you can start your own business while still being able to work in another location, do it sensibly.


If you are in a bonding relationship and the two of you are committed to the future, do not hesitate to speak your mind to your partner. This will improve your relationship as long as you are cautious in expressing your thoughts. If you are looking for the other half, this card may imply that you are about to meet someone new that is far away from where you often go. Sometimes, you should try something new.


When the Seven of Wands appears in the question about finance, you can expect a growth. For example, you get a bonus which you do not expect or discover that something you own is worth more than what you think. In short, your financial situation will have an increase. Consider how you use and invest this amount. Think about the long term.


You may be unnecessarily worried about your health. Even when facing those serious health challenges, maintaining a positive attitude can still create miracles. If you suspect that your physical condition has a problem, then ask a health professional check up for you. If your familiar doctor can not check or diagnose the problem you are carrying, consider whether any other specialist can. Believe in your instincts.


By confronting fears and turning them into good things, you will become stronger and ready to face the next obstacle in your journey. In fact, every courage comes with fear which is the inspirational element. That fear no longer holds you back. If an opportunity is calling for you, put aside your anxiety and take it confidently. If you feel this is a good time to move on to your dream, forget about it and do not let anything upset you. In the short term, whatever your goals and expectations are, take action to achieve them.

Situation and advice

A situation of conflict has come to a critical stage, and you can look at the issue from a dominant perspective. You may feel pressured when you fall for the time of confrontation, challenge and opposition. You will need to mobilize all of your strengths and bravery which is available inside you to win. You have to focus on internal strength and determination to overcome the dissonance and face the competition. You have an advantage even if you do not recognize it.

Perhaps an earlier achievement has put you in a competitive situation. To achieve success, you will need to have a steady stance and protect your position. If necessary, you will probably have to stand firming in a quarrel. Your dedication to your ideal/career will help you to win. You have the strength and resilience to face the competition that is entering your life or work.

Do not give up the fight. If you try, you will win. The best strategy is to handle those issues one by one. Your hard work and thoughtfulness will be rewarded. This is the time for special observation. If your question is about your career, you will be able to take a successful step. You may step into a new learning phase. You may be asked to teach or write about what you know.


People have advantages; those who have steady stance in a struggle; People who take action to make things happen.

V. 7 of Wands Reversed Keywords

give up, overload, over protection

Words and Keywords

Withdraw from confrontation, feel hurt or overwhelmed, low rank, at a disadvantage, a losing battle, give up facing the opposition, to give up/not dare to do something, the other party wins, runs away from the problem, lack of determination, embarrassment, passivity, uncertainty, timidity, shame, shy, lack of confidence, worry about a decision, fear of rejection, take no action, cowardice, fear of the future, missed opportunities, health problems, do not solve the difficult situation bravely and fierce, necessity is the mother of invention, barking dogs seldom bite.


When the Seven of Wands appears in reverse, you may find yourself in need of protection against hesitation. If you are not sure, you might want to take a “detour”, but remember that once you do, you will probably be faced with ideas like “you have lost the opportunity due to hesitation”. If you want to wait for a perfect moment, you may just wait forever.


This reversed card may imply a sense of anxiety. If you are feeling anxious, try to find out what causes you to feel so, and what you can do to change it. Sometimes anxiety will be relieved by action. If you need help to deal with this feeling or to support the necessary actions, do not let your self-esteem stop you from making the request.

It also reflects that you are overwhelmed by the challenges and responsibilities of life, leaving you no deep view. You have made so many commitments and are now looking for a chance to focus on doing well a couple of things. You also feel like you are competing against or constantly comparing yourself with others, making you feel weak and vulnerable.


Maybe, you are losing your way something or missing something at work if you are currently working. If that happens, you should talk to someone you trust and seek advice from experienced people. Answers are always available out there. If you are looking for work, try to think differently and consider thinking about who you can contact for a job.


In a committing relationship, this reversed card may imply that one or both sides are hesitating about something. This is usually due to one of two things: the fear which is too big of moving on together or simply it is not the right time to move forward. In the first case, the solution is to talk and discuss. If you are in the process of finding love, the first thing to do is step outside, get out and enjoy the fun, and let life leads you. It is counterproductive to be overthinking about the exact standards of a “perfect partner” because there will be no such person.


The Seven of Wands reversed may imply some disturbance of money. Someone may promise and then do not transfer or pay the loan for you on time. Expected bonuses may not be paid or may be available only to certain people. If everything goes wrong, this may be the time to look for another job. People who appreciate their staffs will not treat them that way.


When this card appears in a spread about health, anxiety can be the biggest problem which you are facing. This does not mean that you ignore physical symptoms, but you should understand your mental and physical connection, which is extremely important. You should go to check the physical symptoms which you are carrying. If your healthcare professional returns a diagnosis that you are perfectly healthy, then it is time to look at the aspects related to your thoughts and mental status.


If you are not careful when getting this card in a spread about mental status, you may be constantly urged (and hear others keep talking) about mental and spiritual issues. Actually, do not do this, be calm and listen to the Universe, and be aware of what is happening to you. Silent space can be a way to heal. Keep your mind quiet.

Situation and advice

The Seven of Wands reversed is a card of recommendation/reminder that perseveres in pursuit of your goals despite objections. You can win if you do not step back before the confrontation. If you give up right now, you may miss a precious opportunity. The confrontation that you fear is unlikely to happen. You need to face your problems, do not run away.

Your timidity, shyness and lack of confidence will only make matters worse. Are you afraid people will get angry at you if you act decisively and speak up to defend your opinion? What if they get mad at you? Sometimes, a fight can dispel the heavy atmosphere. Why not solve difficult situations bravely and drastically?

In contrast, in a negative scheme, it shows the damage and the involvement of a losing battle. You can do your best to reduce damage and exit the battle.

It also points out that you feel being criticized by others. Your family or friends are asking why you do it. You wish they could shut up and leave you alone.

You are trying to avoid any possible conflict, and as a result, your views are shaken too easily. Whenever someone challenges you or opposes you, instead of standing up to your opponent, you compromise. It seems that you would rather be accepted and loved than standing on your own. In addition, you may have tried hard, but now you begin to realize that is not worth the struggle. You may not make the expected progress, and it is time to skip it all and move forward. You will feel that you are giving up and you will realize your lucidity.

On the other hand, the Seven of Wands in reverse indicates that you are going too far and too impatient to defend your honor. This will adversely affect your personal relationships.

Finally, this card says that you are suddenly being attacked. You feel insecure and vulnerable by threats to your position. You feel being left behind. Maybe, you want to hide in the shell and cancel the war. This card shows a lack of confidence, courage, and belief. You feel threatened, and become easily manipulated and exploited.


A weak man; coward; those who let things happen without taking action; losers.

In a Tarot spread, the Seven of Wands Tarot card can also indicate certainty. To have a steady position, you must believe in where you are and believe in yourself. You will need the integrity and power of personality to soothe yourself. If your reason is relevant, use the power of it make a difference.

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3. Seven Of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot Deck

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6. Seven Of Wands Deviant Moon Tarot Deck

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7. Seven Of Wands – Linestrider Tarot Deck

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