Six of Swords: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 11-02-21 through 11-09-21

Six of Swords

The Six of Swords is this week’s Tarotcast card. This week we’re moving along on our journey. We find a gateway to new solutions for our problems. We are distancing ourselves from the past. Swords represent the intellect and mental processes. In this case, we are clear-headed and our ability to focus and concentrate is excellent. We experience intense curiosity and analytical thinking too. In addition, the Six of Swords can also represent physical travel – a geographical, physical journey.

The Elements

In the Six of Swords, the intellectual processes of Air use the scientific method. Creative evaluation and communication follow.

The Number 6

The sixes of the Minor Arcana restore harmony, balance and the energy of success. They address the disruption caused by the fives. The sixes bring affirmation, confirmation, validation and solidification. In the Six of Swords, the Air element acts as the force of creative intelligence.


On the Tree of Life, the Six of Swords represents the formula 6. Sephiroth or sphere 6, Tiphareth (Beauty). Sphere of the Sun. Here energy manifests in a completely balanced way. In the suit of Swords (Yetzirah), the formative world. The element of Air – our mental and intellectual processes. Plus, Mercury in Aquarius equaling Science.


The Six of Swords corresponds to Mercury in Aquarius. It rules from 10 to 20 degrees Aquarius, or January 30th to February 8th. So, if your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. Intellectual balance is at home here. Through the application of right thinking and right action, we’ve earned – or are earning – our success.

In real-time astrology, the Sun is transiting Water-sign Scorpio. Passionate and intense, this energy contrasts the cool detachment of Aquarius. Even when committed to a person or cause, Aquarius’ emotions remain somewhat abstract.

The New Moon in Scorpio on November 4th invites us out of our comfort zones. We take a close look at the things we may have been denying or ignoring. We seek to understand the motivations of other people. This energy complements that of this week’s card.

“The spheres are in commotion…the elements in harmony. She blinded me with science!”

On November 5th Venus enters Earth-sign Capricorn. Self-control, ambition and responsibility take center stage in our relationships.

Reliability and clear thinking help us find focus and direction with our partners. While it may not seem romantic it can build a strong bond in our shared journey.

“Now here we go dropping science dropping it all over… It’s the sound of science…”

Mercury enters Scorpio on the same date. Communication is passionate and persuasive. But we may need to avoid lecturing or climbing on our soap-box. We can get to the essence of any challenge or problem. The superficial will not do. Intelligent, strategic thinking wins through. Problems become exciting puzzles to solve.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card includes skepticism. Additionally, mistrust. Prejudice, negative criticism and judgmental thinking.


Let’s focus on our search for truth with objectivity. Use holistic thinking and intense analysis for constructive purposes!


Power colors: yellow, purple, grey, violet, indigo and salmon pink.

Power stones: jade, jasper, topaz, aquamarine as well as amber and malachite. Wear as jewelry or carry as power stones to keep your head clear and your thoughts balanced this week.

Power metals: uranium, mercury and zinc are this week’s metals. None are wearable and two are untouchable. A little zinc oxide on your nose will prevent sunburn there, though. Remember both uranium and mercury are excellent servants when properly used.

Power fragrances: cornflower, lilac, vervain (verbena), snowdrop and foxglove. These will enhance your intellectual and analytical powers this week.

Power foods: foods prepared with parsley, dill, rosemary, lemongrass, peppermint and mace. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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  • Lyrics quotes: “She Blinded Me With Science” ~ Thomas Dolby (Thomas Morgan Robertson/Jonathan Michael Kerr)
  • “Sounds of Science” ~ Beastie Boys (Beastie Boys/Dust Brothers)

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