Seven of Wands


Key words

Upright: resistance, opposition, defensiveness, higher ground

Reversed: vulnerability, loss of power, being backed into a corner


A person stands at the edge of a cliff, using a wand to fight off six other wands coming up from below. They wear a green tunic over a yellow shirt and orange tights. Their expression is fierce, but they’re wearing two different shoes— perhaps this person was caught off-guard. In the background is a clear blue sky, suggesting their conscience is clear and they believe themselves to be in the right. 


7: Wisdom, introspection, understanding, stagnation

Seven of Wands Upright

You may feel ill-prepared or inadequate for the situation at hand. Or perhaps you feel you’re being criticized every step of the way. Don’t let either of these things cause self-doubt because determination will see you through. You have the higher ground and can choose which criticisms to engage with— some may end up being helpful, but you can freely ignore everything else. Make peace with the fact that you can’t make everyone happy 100% of the time. That might mean sacrificing your own wants every so often, but make sure you’re not the one conceding all the time. 

Seven of Wands Reversed

You’re not feeling confident in your strength and abilities, and you’re overwhelmed with all the responsibility you’ve taken on. You may even be sabotaging yourself because you’re afraid of failure— or afraid of succeeding. Do not expect of yourself what you wouldn’t expect of other people. It’s okay that you’re not perfect because no one is. As long as you are determined and give it an honest try, you will be successful (or at the very least, you will learn valuable lessons for next time).