Today I wanted to talk about tarot, more specifically the Five of Wands. Having studied tarot for many years, people tell me that they are scared of it. However, it should be a fun way of exploring your inner thoughts and feelings and not something to be afraid of. Some tarot cards show pictures that can be thought of as bad, but there are always two sides to every card!
Conflict, altercation, competition, hostility, tension, challenges, clashes. As you can see from these words, at first glance, this isn't as nice card. Let's dig a little deeper into the more hidden meaning of this card.
Before we look at its meaning, let's take a look at the visuals of the card. As you can see, five men are fighting each other, using their wands as weapons. However, although they are fighting, not one is actually getting hurt. Could this show that conflict often leads to nowhere? Each outfit worn is a different colour, which symbolises each man coming from a different background. Is this why there is so much conflict?
As you can probably see by now, the Five of Wands isn't a gentle card! Yes, it represents arguments, conflict and fighting, but there is much more to it. This card also symbolises inner tension. Fighting isn't always on the outside, as we have just as much inner conflict, if not more. Fighting with yourself leads to nowhere and the simplest thing to do is put down your weapon (relax your mind) and walk away.
What If I Get This Card In A Reading?
When the Five of Wands appears in your reading, you are probably dealing with some sort of anxiety and tension. The solution to this problem lies with you. Learn how to make the tension disappear, as it is not going to do it on its own. Make a conscious effort to deal with your struggles, instead of using fighting as a way of avoiding them. If the conflict you're dealing with is with others, step away and see what happens.
Associated Zodiac Sign
The Five of Wands card is most associated with the zodiac sign Leo. As ambitious people, Leos know the struggle of competition and wanting to fight to make their goals come to fruition. Each person fighting in this card wants to win and Leos need to win. They don't set small goals and want the big prize. Remember this quote, 'When you throw dirt, you lose ground'.
By Pia Talbot