Learn the meaning of the Five of Wands Tarot card
The Five of Wands depicts five young people holding wands in their hands. These are used for the fight that the young people are having among themselves. They are both very committed to winning during this rivalry, but it is not a fight to the death, but rather an attempt to test their strength and abilities against others. The battle scene takes place on mountainous terrain, and we see a calm blue sky in the background. The Five of Wands is a card primarily of exams and tests of all kinds, and very rarely indicates an actual battle. However, it can happen under certain circumstances, because the Five of Wands in itself is a card of fighting for one's cause, and thus also foretells conflict. With the Five of Wands, you may also be fighting to defend a group of certain people or ideas. The card itself foretells a positive completion of a test and is an excellent symbol in the Tarot for those who are involved in sports or other physical activities. The Five of Wands encourages you to think through your strategy and then choose the right martial art for your opponent and the circumstances around you. This is fighting for your goals, but according to the rules.
The Five of Wands in an upright position, indicates situations in which you need to show your commitment to fighting for your goals and reasons. It also heralds a moment of testing, which can apply to any area of life and will require you to be properly prepared and strategic. The upright Five of Wands is a card of great activity and rivalry between the people depicted on it. All of this is accompanied by great ambition and an incredible drive to push yourself or others in this card forward. The Five of Wands in an upright position, therefore, heralds success in tests and victory in upcoming battles. You will be bold and decisive in your actions accompanying the Five of Wands, but you must also be careful not to bring danger upon yourself with decisions that are too hasty. The upright Five of Wands is a great omen for physical or sexual matters, but it will also be a great sign in any field where you are competing with others, so also in business or career. The upright Five of Wands symbolizes also conflicts and communication problems in a group of people with different views.
The Five of Wands in an upright position will not be a good sign for people who are currently in a relationship, because it foretells mainly quarrels and conflicts between you and your partner. These situations in themselves will not be a threat to your relationship, but they will bring many new problems into your relationship, which will have to be solved now. The card may also say that you will have to face adversity together and outsiders who try to destabilize your relationship. However, this could be a test of sorts for your relationship, which in the case of the upright Five of Wands you will manage to pass. On the other hand, this card can indicate moments of bursting temper and sexuality, which can have its positive sides in intimate relationships. The upright Five of Wands for single people indicates the need to commit to your goals, especially if there is someone else vying for the heart of the person you have chosen. The upright Five of Wands can also lead to frustration or even outburst of aggression in some circumstances, so it is important to control and direct your energy accordingly. The upright Five of Wands encourages you to understand the other person and then find a compromise in your common desires.
The reversed Five of Wands indicates difficult situations in your life where you may face conflicts or even aggression coming from people with different views from you. In case your matter concerns some kind of rivalry then seeing the reversed Five of Wands you should expect an unfair or even vicious fight on your way to your goal. It could also be that you are the one who wants to pursue your aspirations and try every means possible, which could also bring you success in certain circumstances. The reversed Five of Wands points to inner conflicts that may arise within you, and also to a period when it will be difficult for you to prepare properly for upcoming exams. The reversed Five of Wands is not a good sign for people who are going to take some kind of test in the near future, especially if it concerns physical activities. The upcoming problems, although they won't be big, may also turn out to be difficult to overcome. The reversed position of the Five of Wands could also indicate that you are running away instead of fighting, or that all enemies have already been defeated.
In the case of love relationships, the reversed Five of Wands indicates a period of increased conflict in the relationship, as well as difficulty in resolving current obstacles. So it is very important how you approach them, in order to avoid escalation of problems. The reversed Five of Wands encourages you to rethink your strategy, finding a compromise and balance. The reversed Five of Wands very often refers to communication problems, that's why it's so important to talk about it, which can work better than actions. This card will also symbolize toxic relationship in which arguments are easy to get and you like to use verbal aggression towards each other. The card may also sometimes indicate physical aggression and violence towards a certain person. So you may find that you will need the help of outsiders to overcome your problems and feelings of fear. On the other hand, the reversed Five of Wands may indicate that you have found common ground and solved your problems, so you are now enjoying a period of peace and harmony. If you are single the reversed Five of Wands could indicate lack of self-confidence caused by previous failures and failed dates. Take risks and let go of your fear of failure.
5 of Wands, Five of Batons, 5 of Batons
Senses, freedom of choice, way things are resolved
Commitment to one's goals, willingness to fight and defend one's views and beliefs, competition, taking risks and fighting fair, examination
Unfair and deceitful struggle for one's ends, pursuit by all means, brutality, violence, breach of contract