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Seven of Wands - Standing Up for Yourself in The Tarot

The Seven of Wands is a card about sticking to your own guns.

Hit play below to listen to the audio lesson, or scroll down to read the text version.

To give you a bit of context whilst you reflect on your own relationship to the card, here are a few key things to know about the Seven of Wands.

In the Rider Waite Smith tarot deck, the Seven of Wands depicts a person standing tall, brandishing a wand as they face off against six other wands that are pointed at them. This card is a symbol of standing up for yourself and defending your position, no matter the opposition.

The card is a prompt to stand up and assert yourself - your needs, your desires - to put yourself first, especially in moments when other people and things are clamoring for your attention and energy.

You might also notice a quirky little element in the Rider Waite Smith version - the central figure in the card is wearing two different styles of shoes. There’s no clear way to interpret this, so feel free to reflect on what it says to you. For me, it’s a reminder to be comfortable and confident in my own idiosyncracies, even if no one gets them but me - to stand in my own, personal, sometimes weird truth.

Meanwhile, in Aleister Crowley’s deck, the card is assigned the key word “valour,” which really underscores the cards primary theme: the courage needed to stand in your own truth.

In your tarot journal, you’re asked to reflect on what this card means to you, now, in this moment, and what actions and thoughts it inspires in you. As you journal, pay attention to what you’re personally picking up in the card, but also consider what the key themes and symbols in the card might be telling you. What challenges are you facing, and how can you assert yourself in a way that is both effective and mindful?

This mini-tarot lesson was brought to you by me, Chelsey Pippin Mizzi, founder of Pip Cards Tarot. I hope you gained a little context to help you continue reflecting on the card in your own way, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another mini-lesson.

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