Tarot The 7 Of Wands

SEVEN OF WANDS
AGGRESSION
DEFIANCE
CONVICTION

being aggressive
going after what you want
asserting yourself
taking the offensive
firing the first shot
fighting
making your point forcefully
seizing the advantage

being defiant
holding out against pressure
defending your position
opposing all challengers
combating criticism
refusing to yield
saying "No!"
resisting authority

showing conviction
being sure
having a fixed position
demonstrating strong character
standing up for what you believe
knowing you are right
acting resolutely
being firm

OPPOSING CARDS: Some Possibilities

High Priestess - being passive, holding back
Hanged Man - waiting, letting go
Three of Pentacles - teamwork

REINFORCING CARDS…some possibilities

Five of Wands - opposition, fighting
Nine of Wands - defending your position, refusing to yield
Five of Swords - conflict, "me-against-them" mentality

DESCRIPTION

The Seven of Wands is all about taking a stand. Taking a stand is a forceful act that changes the energy flow of the world for good or ill. Most of the time we flow with our lives as if on a river. Events and feelings carry us forward with little effort. Sometimes, though, we are not content to drift. We want to resist the flow, or change its course entirely!

The figure on the Seven of Wands appears to be in a battle. He's either attacking or under attack, probably both. When we decide to take a stand, we set in motion an energy of resistance. When we take up a firm position, others do the same. The Seven of Wands stands for aggression and defiance because they are two sides of the same coin. You attack; your opponent defends. He counterattacks; you defend.

Some battles are worth fighting, others just cause trouble. If you are involved in a conflict, ask yourself if it's worth the struggle. Is it important? Does it have value? Will the outcome serve you or others? If so, be bold and aggressive. Defend your position. Refuse to yield! If not, then consider letting the conflict go. Be honest with yourself about this. You will be tempted to hold onto your position, especially if you have invested much time and energy into it. Don't let battle lines be drawn unless the war is worth fighting.

The Seven of Wands can also indicate strong convictions. In order to take a firm stand, you must believe in your position and yourself. You'll need integrity and strength of character to see you through. If your cause is just, use the energy of the Seven of Wands to make a difference.

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