This is a blog post describing the different meanings of the Five of Wands tarot card in the Minor Arcana of the standard Rider-Waite deck. Read on to discover the different meanings of the Five of Wands upright and reversed for money, love, and other situations in your life.
Five of Wands Tarot Card Keywords
Upright: fighting, conflict, disagreements, struggles, opposition, battles, temper, anger, chaos, violence, defensiveness, pent-up aggression, lack of control, roughness, pettiness, future conflict, internal conflict, power struggle, personal struggle, high stress level, financial instability, conflict between lovers
Reversed: The ability to come to an agreement, peace, solutions-based thinking, wariness of disagreement or fighting, positive contribution, healthy competition, friendly competition, conflict avoidance, battle fatigue
Five of Wands as Feelings
When it comes to feelings, the five of wands tarot card suggests turbulence, chaos and hectic energy.
There may be a lot of pent-up anger, frustration or aggression that is looking for an outlet. This card can also indicate feeling defensive, opposed or at war with others.
Reversed, the five of wands feelings can suggest a sense of peace, calm or feeling more easy-going. There may be a desire to avoid conflict or disagreements.
Five of Wands as How Someone Sees You
When it comes to how someone sees you, the five of wands tarot card can suggest that they see you as being in a state of chaos, conflict or turmoil. They may also see you as being defensive, aggressive or argumentative.
Generally speaking, when the five of wands is upright this person has a negative opinion of you and thinks you bring too much drama.
Reversed, the five of wands suggests that someone sees you as being more easy-going and laid back. They may see you as being a peacemaker or someone who is able to find solutions.
Five of Wands as What Someone Wants From You
The five of wands tarot card can suggest that someone wants you to be more easy-going and laid back. They may want you to avoid conflict or drama. Alternatively, this person may want you to be more assertive and stand up for yourself.
While they may see you as dramatic, the positive side is that they don’t see you as boring.
Depending on the person in question, they may be attracted to the passion and fire that come with the five of wands energy.
Upright Five of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
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Generally speaking, the upright Five of Wands brings a message that there is chaos, conflict or drama in your life. This may be coming from within you or from your external environment.
This card suggests that you may be feeling defensive, aggressive or at war with others. Alternatively, you may be dealing with competition or struggles in your work or relationships.
Either way this is a call to calm down, think rationally, and try to find a peaceful resolution.
You would benefit from finding ways to cool all of that fire and passionate energy.
It’s good if you also have lots of cups in your tarot spread along with this card as this is a sign of soothing and peaceful times ahead.
Upright Five of Wands Card For Love
If you’re in a committed relationship and the Five of Wands shows up in your reading, it means that the relationship is going through a turbulent time. There may be a lot of pent-up anger, frustration or aggression that is looking for an outlet. Alternatively, you and your partner may simply be disagreeing on a lot of things.
This card suggests that it’s time to take a step back, assess the situation and try to find a more peaceful resolution. If you can’t seem to see eye to eye, consider seeking out couples therapy or counseling.
The Five of Wands in a love reading can also indicate that someone is feeling competitive or threatened by the attention you are giving to someone else. This person may be trying to start a fight in order to get your attention.
If you’re single and the Five of Wands appears in your reading, it means that you should avoid getting into any arguments or drama with your exes. This is not the time to start any new relationships as you’re likely to attract partners who bring chaos and drama into your life.
It would be best if you focus on healing from past heartbreak and working on yourself before trying to date again.
Furthermore, this could signal fighting with other people over the same person.
If you have a crush on someone or are dating someone, this could be a sign that this person comes with a lot of drama and is a player.
Upright Five of Wands For Money & Career
If your main concern is your career path when the Five of Wands shows up, you should know that this suggests chaos, conflict or drama at work. You may be feeling competitive with your colleagues or you may simply be having disagreements with your boss.
Alternatively, there may be a lot of change happening at work that is causing stress and anxiety.
There may be lots of new projects coming down the pipeline and communication may be way off, leading to confusion and disagreements.
There could also be benefits on the horizon and competition for who gets the promotion.
If you’re unemployed and the Five of Wands appears in your reading, it means that you should avoid getting into arguments with family or friends about money. It would be best if you focus on finding a job that makes you happy rather than one that pays the bills.
You may need to start looking for work in a completely different field in order to find something that suits you.
Don’t let the opinions of others discourage you from following your dreams.
Finally, this can also be a sign of inner conflict within yourself between what you want to do with your money and what you should do with your money.
If funds are tight you may be tempted to splurge to enjoy the moment, knowing that you probably should avoid doing so.
The key here is to compromise with yourself and have patience.
The last thing you want to do when five of wands energy is present is to make your life worse.
You’ve already got enough drama right now.
Don’t add fuel to the flame.
Reversed Five of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
When the Five of Wands appears reversed, it represents the ability to come to an agreement or compromise. This is a time for peace and healing after a period of chaos and conflict.
If you’ve been arguing with your partner, this is a sign that you will be able to work things out and find a more peaceful resolution.
Similarly, if you’ve been having disagreements at work, this is a sign that things can smooth out there too.
If you’ve been having inner conflict within yourself, the reversed Five of Wands suggests that you will be able to find some middle ground that works for both sides.
You may need to make some sacrifices in order to achieve this but it will be worth it in the end.
Reversed Five of Wands Card For Relationships
If you are in a committed relationship and the Five of Wands shows in a reversed position, things are on the mend.
You may have gone through a period of fighting or arguing but you have been able to work things out and find a more peaceful resolution.
This is a time for forgiveness, healing and moving forward.
If you’re not fully sold on the idea of moving forward, understand that the time has come for you to leave the past behind you.
You may be holding onto resentment and unforgiveness that is only causing more pain.
This is a time to let go of that baggage so that you can move on with your life.
If you’re single and receive the Five of Wands in a reversed position, it means that you’re about to enter into a more peaceful and easy-going period.
You may have been through some drama with exes or dates but things are about to get a lot calmer.
This is also a time when you may find yourself attracted to someone who is quite different from your usual type.
Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone, as this is where the magic happens!
If you’ve been worrying about a potential suitor being a player or being the type of person to cheat and have drama, this card serves the purpose of calming your fears.
You can go ahead and explore a relationship to see where things go.
Sometimes your fears are unfounded and that is the case this time.
Reversed Five of Wands For Money & Career
The Five of Wands reversed in a career reading means that you are able to find a middle ground between what you want and what is realistic.
You may have been at odds with your boss or co-workers but this is a time for peace and compromise.
If you’ve been considering a change in career, the reversed Five of Wands suggests that now is the time to make that move.
You may have been feeling stuck in a rut but this is a time for new beginnings.
In terms of money, the reversed Five of Wands suggests that you are able to find a compromise between what you want to spend and what you need to save.
If you’ve been struggling to make ends meet, this is a time when things will start to look up.
You may get a windfall or find a more affordable way to do things.
The key here is to not spend everything you have as there may be some unexpected expenses on the horizon.
Final Thoughts On The Five of Wands Card
Congrats on taking the first step to work with the tarot and learning to read for yourself and those you love!
The Five of Wands is a great card because even though it represents chaos and a hectic phase, it teaches the lesson that everything is temporary.
No matter how bad things may seem, they will eventually end and give way to a more peaceful and easy-going time.
This card also suggests that even though times may be tough, you will be able to find a middle ground and compromise if you’re willing to put in the work.
Now that you’ve already begun your journey, the next natural step is to make sure you receive your free numerology reading.
Few things are as powerful as numerology for helping you improve your tarot readings.
But I’m not going to tell you that the information you’ll uncover will make you a better tarot reader.
It’s better for you to get your reading and find that out for yourself.
That way, it’ll be a much more personal, special, and beautiful experience.