The Six of Swords card depicts a scene where a woman and a child are seen to be rowed by a man in a boat to a land that can be seen at a little distance from the water body.

The woman sits shrouded and hunched close to the child – the posture seems to suggest a loss or grief, from which the woman is trying to move away with the child. Their grief is echoed by the grey sky above. There are six swords stuck to the base of the boat, yet there seem to be no leakage.

The ferryman stands behind them as a guide as he oars the boat towards the destination. The water to the left of the boat (the direction towards which the boat is moving) is placid, while the other side of the water body shows signs of turbulence. This suggests that the woman and the child are moving away from their turbulent past towards a peaceful and better future.

Upright Position: Literally comprehended, this card speaks of a journey, probably by the waterway – suggesting a trip to a foreign land. Metaphorically speaking, this card is about leaving behind a turbulent past and moving forward towards greener pasture. It indicates a clearer state of mind that is now ready for proper communication and comprehension.

Reversed Position: Reversed, the card suggests that the subject is perhaps trapped in a situation from which she/he cannot break free. It may even imply obstacle in a journey or problem in communication skills.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons