What does the Five of Wands tarot card mean?

THE Five of Wands is part of what tarot card readers call the "Minor Arcana."

Depending on which direction it is pulled, it can either represent conflict and change or mean you are facing an internal conflict.

What does the Five of Wands tarot card mean?

In Tarot, the cards with fives typically have something to do with conflict and change.

The Five of Wands continues the trend as it typically "indicates that you are in the midst of battle, tension, and competition with others and it is impacting your ability to move forward with your goals," according to BiddyTarot.

Some of the commonly associated words with the Five of Wands include:

  • Conflict
  • Disagreements
  • Competition
  • Tension
  • Diversity

When pulled, the card encourages an "enthusiastic approach to change," and may indicate that your role may be finding a clear strategy and purpose related to the initial conflict.

In terms of love and relationships, it can represent that you and your partner are not seeing eye-to-eye and in terms of ones career, it can represent a conflict or competition in the workplace.

What does the Five of Wands reversed mean?

When drawn reversed, the card becomes more personal.

Typical, when the Five of Wands is drawn reversed, it can mean that you are experiencing an internal conflict and you are unclear on what to do or where you stand.

Some of the commonly associated words with the Five or Wands reversed include:

  • Inner conflict
  • Conflict avoidance
  • Tension release

When pulled, the Five of Wands reversed can also represent ones struggle with facing conflict.

In terms of love and relationships, it can represent an ending of arguments, conflict or fighting and in terms of one's career, it can represent an ending of the conflict or competition that was within the workplace.

What does the Five of Wands look like?

When the card appears, you will see five assorted wands, sometimes being held by five different men that appear to be using them as weapons.

The wands represent all different backgrounds and belief systems and are often resembled in a way that indicate they cannot find common ground with one another.

The picture is different depending on the deck.

What are the Major Arcana cards in Tarot?

The Fool – Beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, a free spirit

The Magician – manifestation, resourcefulness, power

The High Priestess – intuition, sacred knowledge, divine feminine

The Empress – Femininity, beauty, nature

The Emperor – authority, establishment, structure

The Hierophant – spiritual wisdom

The Lovers – love, harmony, relationships

The Lovers – love, harmony, relationships

The Chariot – control, willpower, success

Justice – fairness, truth, law

Strength – strength, courage, influence

The Hermit – soul searching, inner guidance

Wheel of Fortune – good luck, karma, life cycles 

The Hanged Man – pause, surrender, letting go

Death – endings, change, transitions

Temperance – balance, moderation, patience

The Devil – shadow self, addiction, restriction

The Tower – sudden change, upheaval, chaos

The Star – hope, faith, purpose, spirituality

The Moon – illusion, fear, anxiety

The Sun – positivity, fun, warmth, success

Judgment – rebirth, inner calling

The World – completion, accomplishment, travel

 

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