Novel Tarot: Over (Chapter 14)

6 of Wands - Reverse Tarot

I love beautiful tarot and oracle cards, so for each chapter of each novel I write, I draw a card from one of my decks and read it intuitively. See the bottom of the page for information about the novel.

More sixes! One of the previous cards representing Charlie was the Six of Swords, and now we have another six, the Six of Wands from the Reverse Tarot deck, a spectacular deck that shows the other side of popular Tarot scenes.

Sixes mean a restoring of balance.

For Charlie, that’s the addiction to the support he gives in rescuing his latest damsel in distress.

The Six of Wands is often seen as the triumphant military leader returning from battle, and the front of the card in this deck is definitely that, with praise from his supporters.

The card from a different point of view (reverse side) shows the destruction in the distance and the bloodied warriors.


In the beginning of this chapter, Lilah is hurt by new revelations but ready to be done with Charlie, yet when he starts to say goodbye, the love for him is still there.

In a way, she is triumphant after the battle because she chooses not to revert to a needier, less emotionally healthy self, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t (literally) bruised and bloodied and that there’s not destruction all around.

This is a more realistic view. To others, she will appear triumphant but that’s not the whole story. It hurt to get to this place.


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