Tarot Cards Meanings - The Suit of Wands - The Five of Wands - meaning in detail

The Five of Wands - tarot card meaning in detail

The Five of Wands The Lord of Strife

Numerical Value: 5
Astrological Associations: Leo, Sagittarius, Jupiter, Sun

Full Meaning

The Five of Wands is a card that can bring with it a 'spoke in the wheel of life', or a 'fly in the ointment', so to speak. When things are going smoothly often there is something that comes along to challenge the status quo and the Five of Wands warns of this. In traditional imagery five wands or sticks are seen clashing together and this could mean the clashing of personalities, or conflicts that begin to arise. If you are a member of a group or team you may find that this group is not necessarily working together at its best. However it could also mean that you are wrestling with your inner emotions because of too many demands on your time. IN a relationship you need to be careful of falling into a pattern of leading separate lives and watch out for any conflicts. This card although can put the break on what may have been the smooth running of your life can be overcome but it will take effort on your part.

Traditional Symbolism

A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare, and hereto correspond the Divinatory Meanings: Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, but also the strenuous competition and struggle of the search after riches and fortune. In this sense it connects with the battle of life. Hence some attributions say that it is a card of gold, gain, opulence.

The Five of Wands summary.

The Five of Wands Card illustration.

The Suit of Wands.