5 of Wands
This Tarot Card is one of the easiest to understand. In the card, five boys are fighting over five wooden wands. Although there are 5 wands and each of the boys can take one, every young man seems to want them all. This is why the Five of Wands is a competition card. There is also the opposite card i.e. the 5 Of Wands Reversed or Five Of Wands Reversed which is also explained below for the benefit of our readers.
However, looking at the boys, they all seem to be equally armed. No one seems to have an advantage over the other. Symbolizing that each of them has an equal chance of being a winner. Although the wands are all raised in the air and seem to hinder the progress of these young men, they are also not striking anyone. This indicates that although there may be conflict, the card can also be a symbol of healthy competition. The fact that each of the men in this card wears different colored clothing indicates that there is no teamwork and each man is on his own.
Five of Wands in the Upright Position
In the upright position, this Minor Arcana card symbolizes:
- Rivalry challenges
This is a card of passionate struggles, and you should be prepared to face opposition and conflicts. However, the card also encourages you to be daring enough to fight if you want to get to the top. If you make an effort, you may end up being the last man standing.
When it comes to your career or business, this card indicates competition and chaos. You may find yourself clashing with your work colleagues over a promotion or something else. You may also compete against other businesses for clients. It could also mean that you are working in a career that is highly competitive such as sales, stockbroking, sports or PR.
In love and relationships, this card in the upright position shows conflict and the clash of egos. You may not be seeing eye-to-eye. If you aren’t fighting physically, one of you may have pent up anger. Your relationship may also be one that is characterized by fiery arguments. If you are looking for love, this card shows that you will be a source of conflict among suitors. When you get this card in a reading related to money and investments, it is a sign of financial struggles. It may also be that you need to fight to get your money back from someone or you may be having money conflicts.
Healthwise, the 5 of Wands may be an indication of injuries caused by aggressive activities such as sports. It may also be a sign that you are battling an illness or a chronic disease which you will overcome if you don’t give up. It also shows that conflict in your life is causing lots of stress.
5 of Wands in the Reversed Position
In this position, the Five of Wands symbolizes:
The Five of Wands in the inverted position has both positive and negative meanings. It shows that rows and conflicts are coming to an end. You may find solutions or common grounds with those you conflict with. However, it could also mean that you are shy or feel intimidated to fight for what you feel is yours.
Five of Wands in the Time Based Position
- Past – In the past, the Five of Wands shows that you may be dwelling on a fallout that occurred in the past which may be greatly affecting your life today. If you want to move forward, it’s time to let go of the past.
- Present – In this position, the card is a sign of competition. Whether this competition will be healthy or not you’ll get to know by looking at other cards in your Tarot spread.
- Future – The Five of Wands in the future position warns you of an upcoming disagreement. This conflict or disagreement is unavoidable, so you better be prepared.
Five of Wands and Other Associations
- As a yes or no question- No
- Element – Fire
The Five of Wands is a card of contests and competition. It’s time to get yourself in the ring if you want to succeed. Expect conflicts and disagreements, but in the end, you will enjoy positive changes. If you wish to know more about this card visit here.