A Vision From Higher Realms, Message Materialized, Venturing Out
Esoterically, the 6 of Swords is about mediumship, or the pathway through which higher knowledge can come through, such as tarot. It concerns a vision from the higher realms to manifest in the material world.
We can’t deny there’s some degree of a foreboding energy to the 6 of Swords. We often associate the unknown with darkness.
Still, anything terrible that might occur is ultimately on your side, can be used for your benefit, and you’ll be glad you ventured out.
Whatever the case, it’s time to leave your comfort zone. It might feel a little scary, or a lot scary. You might have to learn as you go, by trial and error. The path might lead you further or deeper into something than you planned to go.
But you’re ready for this. All of your experiences thus far have prepared you. It’s time to let go of self-doubt, fear and other energy blocks, trust your intuition, and follow wherever it leads.
When The 6 of Swords Shows Up In A Reading
Health: There may be some issues with the body’s nervous system, arteries or intestines. A cleansing of internal circulation might be necessary, such as through diet and supplements. Put practical solutions in action, and focus on avoiding intestinal issues.
Occupation and Finances: Have you considered creating an educational course to teach others what you know? Would you like to bring to fruition a book, blog, a YouTube channel, podcast or webinar? If so, this card is your confirmation and a good omen, especially if you intend to put out authentic soul truths. Just be prepared for some challenges.
Relationships: The 6 of Swords might be a message to express more sensuality in your relationship. It’s okay to let go of false notions of moralistic restraints and indulge in sensual pleasures together with your partner. It might also unlock some perhaps frightening but necessary personal truths which have been buried for too long, and were creating issues in your relationship. Or perhaps it’s a message to take a road trip together, without a destination, or without planning a specific route.
Hidden Meaning: Us humans tend to talk more often than necessary to distract us from the fear of empty space, facing harsh truths, or from having to look too deeply within. In reality, the only words and realities worth manifesting come from our authentic self.
Reversed: The 6 of Swords reversed indicates a proclamation or declaration of the truth of something, such as an affirmation. It might also refer to some kind of publication, ordinance or charter. Or it signals a vision, revelation or discovery of knowledge. There’s a need to search within for answers, and to rethink or reorganize your thought processes which are creating unpleasant circumstances, or repeating traumas. Becoming aware of destructive mental programs or habits will dissolve them, and allow you to chart a new course to well-being. Using affirmations to adopt new perspectives will provide understanding and tolerance for others. In rare, extreme cases, the 6 of Swords reversed indicates a serious illness, seeing an apparition, passing away, or passing over to the other side.
Advice: Your path will be conveyed to you along the way as you experiment with practical measures and guidelines for determining higher messages. Clear internal blocks to allow communication from your higher self and your intuitive guides to flow through, and guide your path each step of the way. They’re here to serve you, and help you bring your higher aspirations into material reality.
Astrological Association: Virgo
Element: Earth on the 6th House
Timing: August 23rd to September 22nd, or 6 weeks
Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur
Yes or No: Yes, but expect challenges