The Six of Swords describe a departure into the unknown.
This departure does not happen voluntarily, at least not fully, and the arrival is anticipated with great tentativeness. Maybe this situation is a bit like the one of the emigrants who left Europe and went to America in the past centuries because they were being prosecuted because of their religious denomination. They were forced to give up their home, and they took their wounds with them on their journey. The destination was anticipated both with hope and with fear.