Five of Wands: general, standing and reversed meaning

Five of Wands, general description

Five of Wands┬áis the 43rd card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

Five of Wands is the card of a challenge, test of strength and fair competition. It depicts such situations that motivate us to prove our strength. It’s not about malignancy, even less about annihilating opposition. This is a challenge that originates in provoke and playful archness and it manifests in a competitive task or in a task that needs all of our skills to be done.

It’s a playful character who only becomes serious in a few unfavorable situations. The card describes certain experiences that we shouldn’t avoid since they give a good and usually exciting opportunity to recognize our abilities.

Five of Wands (battle), standing

Intensive battle that is only motivated by the desire of challenge. A really taut situation, argument, game or challenge. A stressful situation that brings the best out of the participants.

Five of Wands (battle), reversed

A goalless battle that is powered by useless recognition or the motivation of financial or emotional success. Lack of unity, chaos, petty arguments during times of crisis. A stressful situation that brings the worst out from the participants.