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Six of Swords Reversed Meaning

by MoMoTarot

Trying to break out of stereotypical patterns even in the face of more chaotic situations


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From the picture, the Six of Swords in reverse position is like a ship capsized and everything will sink into the water, representing a bad boat trip or even a watery accident and being swallowed by the waves. Transportation encounters obstacles to move forward, travel is not smooth, and also symbolizes miscommunication. This may be due to turbulence in front of you, or because the water is rough and unsettled, which is a consequence of the environment.


As the boat is not traveling well and it is difficult to reach the other side, it means that it is difficult to solve and reach a solution, and it is not easy to get out of the original situation. Water indicates the flow of emotions and feelings. Sinking indicates being engulfed by emotions and feelings. The balance between the sword and the water is out of control, and reason is not able to withstand the surge of emotions. When the Sword falls into the water, there will be confusion, quarrels or misunderstandings, or else a deadlock will be formed.


With the Six of Swords reversed, the raging water runs upwards, indicating more difficulties ahead. The person in question is slow to heal, refuses to accept help, takes the bull by the horns or encounters more difficulties. Furthermore, the Sword inverted may fall and the ship may sink as a result. However, on the other hand, the Six of Swords inverted may instead represent communication and revelation. In the case of the Six of Swords Reversed, the protagonist hides himself from the world, but in the case of the Six of Swords Reversed, he reveals his heart. Speaking out about past hurts may lead to pain, but it may also be the beginning of healing.


Card Meaning Deduction:


The Six of Swords inverted means that stress and tension is becoming more and more apparent to you now, and perhaps it can be brought to the surface through meditation, prayer, or trying to rise above it. Psychic stress, once transmitted into the body, has the potential to compromise your health. Your self-beliefs and thoughts about life are affecting your health in a negative way, so examine your thoughts.


The Six of Swords reversed describes a state of increased confusion and there is conflict and struggle awaiting you. Returning to the Fifth of Swords can cause you to get into fights with creditors and those around you, so perhaps it's time to use the sword's ability to analyze these issues and make plans to stay out of the conflict.


When the Six of Swords is reversed it means that there are arguments with yourself or others in an attempt to break out of old patterns. It shows someone who wants to steer their own ship (a flat-bottomed boat) away from old patterns of behavior and beliefs, but not in an efficient way. It is only through careful consideration of one's own behavioral patterns and understanding of one's environment that change can be achieved. As much as you want to shout, this energy needs to be channeled into thinking about what you are responsible for and what you can change.


This card inverted suggests that when you open up unhealed wounds and try to bring them full circle, it will make for a stormy ride, possibly physically and possibly spiritually. And it may come in the form of talking about new issues, even if it may cause a ruckus.


The card could also be describing the act of rocking the boat, or creating new problems in order to find a solution, because sometimes confrontation can instead clear up misunderstandings and bring about harmonization. It's like jumping from the pot into the fire. The reversal of the Six of Swords means that you know the reason why you are unhappy in a certain situation and you are making the necessary shifts so that you can be happy in the future.


As an example, the reversal of the Six came up in Nikki's gender relationship analysis, and as I was explaining it, she laughed.


Said she, "I woke up one morning, looked at Roy, and suddenly learned that he wasn't going to change. He was an alcoholic, and that's exactly what he wanted to do. I left and never went back. It was a hard life at first, no kettle, pots or basic furniture. But if I had it to do over again, I'd still leave."


In the Six of Swords reversed, you pull your sword up from the plank and are faced with the choice of drowning, swimming, or reaching land before the ship takes on too much water. You force a particular topic to reach a conclusion, in such a way that you actively seek to accelerate the path to change.

Core Tip

When the Six of Swords is reversed, then water becomes located on top of this card, representing the possibility that current thoughts are being taken over by feelings.
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Knowledge Expansion

When the Six of Swords is reversed, it means that emotions are clouding your thinking. If you can take the emotional element out of the situation, you may find it easier to make an efficient decision.
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Card Meaning Extension

The capsizing of a ship is the action of tipping over, but it can also symbolize a declaration of openness and honesty, as well as a confession of love. However, it can also represent a useless proposal, or even an unfavorable verdict in a case, or having to face public comment.
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