Dec 1, 2009

Tarot Tuesday

The Five of Wands

Among the keywords for the Five of Wands are: problems and possibly upheaval that simply cannot be avoided, minor irritations, trouble, strife, petty squabbles. The Five of Wands usually shows up in readings at times when the world seems to be working against you.... nothing flows smoothly and everyone is working at odds with each other. 

The figures in this card are all batting with each other and it appears there is no coordinated effort whatsoever, let alone any agreement. When this card shows up, be prepared for a lumpy and very bumpy ride because you're going to need extra patience and determination just to get to where you can accomplish something. Thankfully, the Five of Wands does not represent major blockages... just many small and irritating ones.

All in all, just remember that you should view the Five of Wands as a sign of progress that has been slowed or stalled due to stubbornness and a "My way or No way" attitude but not totally thwarted... consider whether or not the personal conflicts are really worth the battle because emotional and spiritual development may very well be hindered by an unwillingness to see beyond petty conflicts.


Fire Lyte said...

It should be noted that, in addition to your excellent interpretation of the card, that the 5 of Wands is typically depicted with children. This gives a youthful arrogance or childlike pride to the card. In that sense, the fight they're having could be a simple play fight. What I mean by this is that the querent might need to know that the issue they think is stalling their progress is merely fictitious. It is superficial at best.

Another aspect of children is that they may legitimately be angry and fight one another, as depicted, but children are so resilient. They get over things very quickly. Maybe this person's hard time will come hard and fast but then they'll bounce back from it quickly.

Or, at least, that's how I've viewed the card.


Rue said...

It's the little things that sometimes are the pesky-est! It's good to know that with a level head we can get through them just fine!