The six of swords is a card that symbolizes leaving or departure in order to escape danger that will be coming imminently. The people in the card are running away from what may be an epic battle of worlds. These days, this is more symbolic of a mental struggle, and pushing something clear from your mind in order to succeed at toppling it at a later time. This embodies the idea of pushing your struggles aside in order to flee entirely or in order to return with more strength, wisdom, and experience in order to deal with them.
When the six of swords card is in the area of your tarot spread that predicts changes in romance and relationships, this generally means that you will experience some strife in your romantic life. This is not terrible strife that will destroy your opinions of your partner and it is not anything that you won't be able to handle, however it might mean that you will need to take a break from your duties to your partner and consider your place in the relationship. Don't take too long though, or it might do more harm than good.
When this card shows up for your fortune having to do with your career, the six of swords is telling you that it is time for you to take a break from work. It happens often; people get stressed at their work and need to take some time to gather their thoughts. Work can be a very difficult environment to hear yourself think. If you don't have a vacation coming up soon, try to use your vacation days, or take a sick leave and play hooky. All you need is a bit of time to yourself and you will be ready to return later.
When this card appears as the value for your monetary fortune, it means that you may need to take a hiatus from spending. This card is not to say that you are greedy or too much of a spendthrift, but you will need to consider your opinions on money in general. What is it really, and how is it understood within our culture? Get a good idea of what money means to you and try to gain a new appreciation for it. You will be surprised how this will change your spending habits.
Finally when this card is the card that is representative of your future health and happiness, it means that you will need to take more breaks in general. You are a dynamo that never stops, and if you want to catch up with life, you are going to have to take things at a slower pace. This will lead to a greater appreciation for life in the future and it is an outlook that will have a major effect on you later on. Make sure to take this seriously.
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