Seven of Wands

Written by Jacob. Published on April 24th, 2014 at 19:01.

Seven of Wands Thoth Tarot

Seven of Wands Imagery

The arrangement of the six of wands is obstructed by a seventh wand. This wand is out of the six of wands original pattern, and appears organic and unkept along the vertical center. The environment is a deep dark violet color and soft.

Seven of Wands Associations

  • Formula: Netzach of Atziluth + Mars in Leo = “Valour”
  • Numerical: imbalanced, wild
  • Elemental: Fixed Fire
  • Decan of the Zodiac: 10º—20º Leo (Aug 12—Aug 26)
  • Sephira: Netzach “Victory”
  • Ruled by the Knight of Disks

Seven of Wands Interpretations

Take the wholesome goodness of the six of wands and put a big fat stick in it. Where the six of wands gave us a sense of harmony and control, the seven of wands gives us a more competitive and forceful nature. The seven of wands identifies opposition, courage to pull through it, and a bit of a struggle for survival.

Basically the pressures of the world, or whatever condition this card will represent when pulled, will be tough. It will be threatening, frightening, and will stand in your way. You’ll be likely to succeed if you put forth the necessary effort and spirit needed at this moment. Valour is known as the force generated by undeniable courage/will-power when in the face of danger. With the seven of wands, in a positive position, the querent has the upper hand in a strenuous situation. I occasionally use the keyword mutiny with this card.

Additional Interpretations

“Opposition, yet courage. Possible victory, depending on the energy and courage exercised; valour; opposition, obstacles and difficulties, yet courage to meet them; quarreling, ignorance, pretence, and wrangling, and threatening; also victory in small and unimportant things: and influence upon subordinates.” 6

“Valour. Energy feels itself at last gasp. Struggles. Possible victory. Obstacles and difficulties yet courage to meet them. Victory in small things. Ill-dignified: Quarreling.” 5

“Valour. Netzach in the suit of Fire. Mars in Leo. The Adept’s Wands are relegated to the background; in front is a crude, uneven club; the flames are dispersed. This shows degeneration of initial Energy, and departure from equilibrium.” 5

“Valour. Mars in Leo. Netzach. The wands are covered by a club. Valour implies fear as well as courage.” 5

Axank’s Dream Recall

December 06-14, 2014
In this dream I was running away from danger. I was in a cabin with a group of people, where glass windows lined the walls. Outside the windows were average looking people staring at us. They never spoked or moved, but we all started to panic, knowing something was after us. We didn’t want to be abducted or infected, so I made my to the freezer on the floor below. The plan was to hide in there and hopefully the temperature would block out any kind of contaminate. Once I reached the freezer, 2 others who had followed me down found a door leading outside. We were able to get through the blocked door and outside. I had a young/small boy with me so I did my best to keep him up to speed and taken care of. A red car (one of them) drove by along the road, but turned back around once we were spotted. We tried to run uphill on the road away from her, but this woman in a red dress, red hair, and red lipstick and heels walked toward us. No matter how hard I ran there was a lot of resistance in my legs and muscles and I couldn’t go any faster—all she was doing was walking, and she smiled.

I almost want to say the woman became the 7 of Wands herself, overpowering me with her ability to stay strong and collected. However, the ability to find an exit and escape in that moment of being trapped and frightened I think would work as moment of Valour. I know that the situation was difficult and a bit terrifying, but I feel I did a good job handling it for as far as I got.