Five of Wands


Five of wands tarot card meaning

Key meanings (Upright): Competition, conflict, tension, argument, aggression, rivals, disagreement, struggle, fighting, battle, opposition, clashing ego, strikes, chaos, unruliness, assertive, pent-up energy, being rough, petty, lack of cooperation

Key meanings (Reversed): End of the conflict, harmony, peace, cooperation, truce, agreement, compromise, end of the struggle, suppressed temper, shyness, control, focus, finding solutions, no competition

Five of wands tarot card description

In the card of the Five of Wands, there are five men, each one holding a wand in their hand and brandishing them up in the air. Similar to most tarot cards with five, it describes a lack of harmony and a sense of disagreement among the group. The disagreement could be interpreted in many ways. It can be seen as the men finding it too hard to see eye to eye regarding a situation that is causing the disagreement, or it could simply mean that they are enjoying the adrenaline rush that comes with the disagreement and fight.

It is not particularly a serious problem but is a good-natured discussion. They are having a blast being part of the competition and conflict, and it’s not a serious rivalry, more like a healthy rivalry amongst friends. The way they are holding the wands seems to be a relaxed way, which can depict that the argument between them is nothing beyond close friends and is for the show, rather than a fierce one.

Five of Wands (Upright)

Upright Five of Wands Meaning
Five of Wands

The five of wands upright can represent a form of conflict in your life, as can be seen in the image of the card. The conflict could be already in your life, or it can be something that has been building up for a while now and is about to blow up. This card also depicts miscommunication that has been happening in your life, such as no one being ready to listen to the other person’s perspective resulting in the conflict growing and failing to reach a solution. The five of wands tarot card can mean that you are working in a group, where everyone is impatient and only wants themselves to be heard and taken seriously. They don’t want to listen to others and keep doing what they want to do, which ends up in an argument.

If the card shows up for you, it’s a sign that you should take the initiative first to take the situation in your hand and suggest everyone else communicate with each other, and understand what everyone is trying to say, one at a time. Everyone should get an equal chance to say what they want, without anyone interrupting. This is the only way to end the conflict and argument, by listening to everyone and finding a solution, which is suitable for everyone.

The appearance of the five of wands upright in a tarot card reading indicates that you are about to come across a competition, in a field you are not much used to. Chances are that you will meet someone at school or work, who has the same abilities or qualities as you and try to take your place in the hierarchy. You will feel threatened by them, and it can make way for jealousy, envy, and greed in you. The five of wands encourage you to take the competition healthily, without malice or anger towards them. Don’t take it too seriously and take it as a learning experience.

The appearance of five of wands upright also indicates a personal struggle that you have been going through, and it’s taking a toll on you. To relieve yourself from this difficult situation, you need to confront this problem first. Running away from it won’t be any help. Try to understand why it is such a bother. Only then will you be able to find a solution.

Love and Relationship (Upright)

If the five of wands appear upright, in a love tarot card reading, this means that you need to take matters into your hand, if you want to end up with your soulmate. There is someone who has caught your eyes and you want to pursue them. But turns out, this person is wanted by not only you but many more. This person has more suitors than you would like them to and it is upsetting you. Now you have to participate in a competition, to get their affection. But this card suggests that you have to be subtle while you pursue them, and don’t go overboard with your emotions, as this might end up discouraging your potential partner more than grabbing their attention.

If you are already in a relationship, be careful about arguments and conflicts. If any of you is stressed, a small disagreement might turn into a very big argument. Although these arguments or disagreements are not very serious, they might create strain in your relationship. Try to think rationally and analyse whether what you are fighting about is a very important thing for the two of you and vital for your relationship. Playfulness is important to keep the spark going in your relationship while avoiding being too serious about everything.

Finance (Upright)

If the five of wands appear upright, this means you might have to face a time of financial instability for a while. You might have to work more than usual and give a significant amount of energy to your work to maintain financial comfort. Money is not going to come easily, and it will require you to put in the extra hour, to keep things as they are.

If this card appears, this means that even if you are not particularly struggling with money, and are quite comfortable for now, prepare yourself beforehand, and you might soon have to worry about your financial state. You might end up in arguments about your money, such as someone from your family, or someone related to money such as a clerk or a shopkeeper. Either way, it will be a stressful experience for you, because you will find it hard to deal with the most minor financial situation like making a return or getting reimbursed, etc.

Career (Upright)

If the five of wands upright comes up for you, the competitive and conflicting aspects of the cards are going to be applied to your career. This constant competition could be because of the line of work you are in, such as banking, and sales or you could also be an athlete. In these jobs, you always have to be active and moving, to keep up with your peers. Now, if you are not someone with these jobs, and competition is not a regular or usual thing for you in work, this card indicates a temporary situation where you have to be competitive or conflicts might arise.

Maybe, it is due to an argument or disagreement that recently occurred in your work with your colleagues and partners, or you are competing against someone to get a raise or position. But, keep in mind that these problems are not permanent. The tarot card five assures you that you are capable enough to overcome any challenge or opponent, and will successfully remove any obstacles that are standing between you and your success.

Health (Upright)

The five of wand, in the upright position, represents your fight against an illness and you’re ultimately defeating the illness. If you are struggling for a long time with your health and going through treatment, the appearance of this card indicates that you will not lose your will or strength to fight against the illness, even if it’s getting too hard for you.

You will keep fighting against it, and this card suggests you keep going because very soon you are going to defeat it and relieve yourself from all the pain and struggle. The appearance of this card is also an indication that you need to reduce the stress or adrenaline rush because it is straining your body too much, which might deteriorate your health.

Five of Wands Tarot Card (Reversed)

Reversed Five of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
Five of Wands

If the Five of Wands appear reversed, this means that you know how to get yourself out of a difficult situation or argument. You avoid all forms of argument or conflict by simply getting away from the place as fast as possible. But you have to understand that as you get yourself away from the argument, this doesn’t mean that you are relieved from it completely. Although sometimes it’s good to not get yourself involved in other people’s business, if you do the same with your problems and conflicts, you are not finding any solution.

Naturally, the problems are building up, and one day or the other, these problems are going to be bigger than they were originally. You have to address these problems sooner than later, which will lead to your growth. The appearance of the Five of Wands reversed also means that you have been working on a struggle for a long time, and finally you have found relief from it and all other troubles, and there are no other struggles that you have to worry about anymore. The reversed position of Five of Wands also represents suppressing your anger or frustration.

This indicates that you are trying too hard not to let your true feelings show, as you believe that will end up upsetting others and will create conflict. But these pent-up emotions are eating you up from the inside, and because of this, you are not able to give your best. This card means that you are cooperating to the best of your capabilities, and are compromising to avoid confrontation. You need to let your feelings known to your teammates or partner because it is doing more bad than good. You will have to go through more problems if you don’t let everyone know how you feel.

Love and Relationship (Reversed)

If the five of wands appear reversed, this means that you need to evaluate every situation carefully before taking any step. The way you handle a conflict is going to affect your relationship. This card indicates that maybe you are not letting out your true feelings. You are suppressing all your emotions and frustrations inside you because you believe that you and your partner have to see everything in the same way and have to feel the same about everything for your relationship to go smoothly. But all these pent-up emotions and feelings are not healthy at all. In an attempt to keep your partner happy and satisfied, you are hurting your mental health and happiness. Also, avoiding every conflict or argument and escaping confrontation will lead to eventual disputes in trust and communication.

Everyone has their needs and specific requirements, and having these needs does not make you less lovable. Communication is very important for any relationship to work, no matter how hard the topic of discussion is. You will find that as you talk more and put forward your point of view and needs, misunderstandings are clearing up and making it more comfortable to be in the relationship. Something that has been eating you up for a while, is very easy to solve because your partner understands you now.

Money (Reversed)

It is important to evaluate the five of wands in the reversed position, taking account of the other cards in the spread. There are two potential meanings or interpretations that may come. If this card has appeared along with other positive cards, this can indicate that you are going to find relief from financial stress.

You have been working very hard for a while now, and finally, your battle against your finances is ending, and you are entering a more stable ground. But if the five of wands reversed do not appear with another positive and supportive card, this hints about future conflict with family members over money. Any argument with your loved ones about money is going to escalate.

Career (Reversed)

When the five of wands appear reversed, this indicates common ground and harmony. This means that if there was a lot of conflict or argument between you and your workmates, which was creating a stressful environment, the source of the conflict is going to be analysed and resolved. It could be that you and your colleagues are going to team up together, putting aside your differences to complete an important project. This will lead to a better relationship between you and them.

You might be moving to a different company, where competition or work pressure is less, or the aggressive situation is slowly fizzling out, and the environment becoming more friendly and peaceful. No matter the reason, this change of mood is a positive sign for you as you will finally be able to relax more, and in turn focus more on your work and bring out better results. The energy that was needed to maintain sanity in the stressful work environment can now be used for other aspects of your life.

Health (Reversed)

Five of wands, in a health Tarot reading, if appears reversed, indicate that you are fighting an illness for a long time but are turning up unsuccessful to defeat it. This card means that you are failing to reduce your stress level, either because of work or other responsibilities and this is not giving you a chance to relax. Because of elevating stress, many other health issues can arise eventually, such as heart attack or stroke.

Take this card as a warning sign as you move forward with your life and give yourself time to rest and relax. The five of wands reversed also means that there are chances of serious physical injuries while playing aggressive or contact sports.

Five of Wands: One Card Pull

One card pull is done when you want to have straight to the point and quick answers. It is for the time when you wish to know specific answers in the form of Yes or No. So, if you are going through any tough situation or are stuck in a dilemma, getting a one-card pull is always helpful. Post shuffling the card, you can choose one from the deck. Depending on your question, you shall get the answer to the question. The results for one card pull in the five of wands card is:

Upright position: If you pull the five of wands in an upright position, the answer is yes, but you will achieve your desired result after putting in effort and hard work.

Reversed position: If you pull the five wands in the reversed position, the answer is still yes, but you have to communicate openly about what you want and reach a conclusion that satisfies everyone involved.

Five of Wands Card for Timing

If you want to know when a specific thing is going to happen, and you pull out the five of wands, the time is not far for your desire to get fulfilled. If you want to know the specific time, it should be around the springtime, for the zodiac sign season Aries, Sagittarius, and Leo.

The time will be counted in days or months, as in one month later or around the 5th, 14th, or 23rd of the next month. No matter the exact date, this card indicates that whatever you are praying for will reach you very soon. Spring here doesn’t mean that if you are doing the reading in the summer, so your desired wish will be fulfilled the next spring. It depicts that what you want will arrive at you the next month from the date of the reading, which is the Leo season of the upcoming month.

An easier way to interpret the time is to take note of the number of the card. Here it is five in the five of wands, which means that your time is in 5 days, 5 weeks, or 5 months. It is hard to predict the future in years through tarot card reading or any other form of spiritual reading, as our future frequently changes with every action and choice we make in our life.

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