The Suit of Spades is associated with action, change, force, power, oppression, ambition, courage and conflict. Action can be both constructive and/or destructive, sometimes resulting in violence. This suit can also mean hatred, battle, and enemies, and of all the suits, this one is considered to be the most powerful and dangerous. The Suit of Spades deals with the mental level of consciousness that is centered around the mind and the intellect. Spades mirror the quality of mind present in your thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. Spades themselves are double-edged and in this way the Suit of Spades symbolizes the fine balance between intellect and power and how these two elements can be used for good or evil. As such, the Spades must be balanced by spirit (Clubs) and feeling (Hearts). The negative aspects of the Suit of Spades (i.e. when the Spades cards appear reversed) include anger, guilt, harsh judgement, a lack of compassion and verbal and mental abuse.
Timing: When looking for time sensitive answers, Spades generally means moderately fast, often a matter of days to weeks.
The Four Sixes in Cartomancy represent stability and security or the potential or opportunity to find it. A halt or ceasefire has been called on their individual battles or difficulties. Now that the storm has passed each Suit will seek comfort, harmony, peace and equilibrium in the only way they know which is governed by their influencing Element. Sixes reflect one’s journey toward harmony. There are three parts to this concept. The first is that, in order to take a journey, one must begin by leaving. Sixes are cards of departure. The second part is the journey itself. Sixes are cards that remind you to live in the present as you move through this transition. The third part of the concept summarizing cards with this number is harmony. When a card with the number six appears in your Cartomancy reading, the outcome will be harmonious.
Upright Meanings: self-sabotaging behavior, lack of communication, deception, abuse, standing up for yourself, self-sacrifice, crime, cowardliness, assault, serious conflict, empty victory, hostility, surrender, murder, violence, walking away, fighting back, victory, intimidation, bullying, change, defeat, aggression, underhanded behavior, overcoming challenges
self-sabotaging behavior, lack of communication, deception, abuse, standing up for yourself, self-sacrifice, crime, cowardliness, assault, serious conflict, empty victory, hostility, surrender, murder, violence, walking away, fighting back, victory, intimidation, bullying, change, defeat, aggression, underhanded behavior, overcoming challenges
Reversed Meanings: defeat, floods, stormy relationships, return from travel, eloping, difficulties, causing trouble, lack of progress, nowhere to run, slow healing, obstacles, out of frying pan into fire, disrupted travel, cancelled travel, stuck, trapped, delay, standing your ground, rocking the boat, changing plans, abandoned plans, trouble coming, overwhelmed, instability
The Six of Spades reversed can indicate that you have been trying to move on and make the transitions you need. However, you may be experiencing challenges making these a reality. You may keep returning to the past, whether it’s because there are issues that are not resolved, or you are questioning your decisions. Another Six of Swords reversed interpretation is that you have been resisting the transitions that life is giving you. You may feel that you are being forced into making moves before you wanted to or you do not want to move at all. In this case, you should think about the benefits of the moves, instead of the drawbacks. Like Orpheus in the underworld, you must only look ahead and not backwards, for if you do look backwards, you risk falling apart.