The Five of Wands card shows five men - each of them with a wand in their hands. The men are wearing different colored clothes implying the various and varied backgrounds that they come from.

The men are moving their wand erratically with sheer disregard for each other. The men appear to be in direct conflict with each other. This is also a sign of fierce competition.

However, when observed closely, it would be noticed that the wands have only been raised to strike - they are not striking anyone in reality. This implies that the chaos that has been created may not intend to harm anyone. The element associated with this card is Fire.

Upright Position: In a reading this card generally talks about conflicts and challenges. It may also indicate strong competition. The card suggests that the seeker may have to go through a series of contests, struggle and contention. However, competition and contention are not always bad. For example in a group brainstorming session they may lead to innovative ideas that may in turn lead to success. The lesson predominantly is the fact that competition has to be faced to achieve success. It teaches to work to thrive in all kinds of environments. The card also indicates adaptability - an enthusiastic approach and open mind towards change.

Reversed Position: When reversed, the card can indicate that the subject is probably walking away from an opportunity for the fear of struggle and competition. It may also bring the news of dispute, opposition and litigation. However, if the seeker is persistent and enduring, success would follow.

Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings

Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune

Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons