Five of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
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Five of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
Five young men appear to be engaged in a struggle, although it seems they are vying in a show of competition and dominance as they threaten one another with their Wand in combative stance, but the Wands do not yet clash and no one is being physically struck.
After the smooth sailing of developing events from Ace through Four, we now meet with opposing forces. The Five of Wands can indicate competition in work or business, internal rivalry, and power struggles. This card can also indicate discord so it may be difficult for people to find agreement, as everyone seems to be at odds with one another and on a different page.
The Five of Wands usually suggests a constant barrage of minor hurdles and irritations, but trying rather than impassable. It can be a frustrating card to show that things won’t run smoothly or as easily as you would like, with situations of minor disruption and annoyances.
If reversed or ill-dignified, some accounts see a more serious turn to the above situations whilst others regard it as a breakthrough.
Five of Wands Tarot Card Combinations
Five of Wands > Seven of Wands > Ace of Pentacles: Can indicate tough and competitive negotiations but if you stand firm you can hold your own and win the contract ('prize').
Five of Wands > Nine of Wands > Ten of Wands: Although you may valiantly persevere, warring factions or continuous problems may eventually become too overwhelming and feel they get the better of you.
Ace of Cups > Five of Wands: A new relationship may feel as though it is beset by endless obstacles being placed in the way of progress to move things forward. Alternately, it can suggest you have various differing views and could lack sufficient agreement for compatibility, competitiveness may present challenges.
Five of Wands > Four of Cups > Eight of Cups: Taking your ball home and calling it quits; you may feel jaded by a lack of co-operation or endless struggles being encountered and decide to walk away.
Five of Wands > Seven of Swords > Ace of Swords: If you handle the situation (or people) very carefully you can triumph over difficulties.
Five of Wands > The Hermit: Pulling back from the fray and removing yourself from the equation, leaving others to their petty squabbles.
Five of Wands > The Hanging Man: can delay things but tends to suggest an alternative approach will be needed to move things forward from what may seem like an endless stream of annoyances and obstacles. Opposing views and positions may become entrenched.
Five of Wands > Strength: Powering through whatever may be thrown at you, despite obstacles or competing forces.
Five of Wands > The Tower: This situation could get out of hand and lead to violent clashes, (may show riots and unrest on a larger scale against established authority if The Emperor or Hierophant present, Justice and King of Swords can also involve police, uniforms, etc.)
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