five of wands tarot cardThe Five of Wands


The five of wands symbolizes upheaval, struggles, and repeating negative patterns. Conflicts that can’t be resolved without a change in course.

In regards to physical well-being, this card suggests a tendency to chase symptoms rather than address the underlying cause/source of a condition.

When you continually take aspirin for a headache they tend to recur until the underlying cause is found and eliminated. When this card comes up you are asked to get to the root cause of any challenges present if you want to truly be well.


In this card, the five men are fighting with each other. Each of them is so busy trying to hit the other guy and defend themselves at the same time that nothing is getting solved. These fellows would sure find answers faster if they would put down their staffs and find some order.

This is a card that symbolizes both internal struggles and external conflicts with others. It comes up when one’s needs are not being met. Rebelliousness and getting so caught up in defending one’s own position and ideas that nothing is getting through.

There are likely inner conflicts between your heart and your head present when this card appears. Five’s suggest a resistance to learning or not seeing something as it truly is. You are called upon to be very honest and objective in order to resolve an inner crisis.


This is a card of inner conflict and turmoil that makes it difficult to hear the call of your Spirit or higher self. In this card, the men are all fighting and nothing is getting accomplished. At this point, you may have no clear goal or certainty of what you truly want or need.

Take time to silence mind chatter so you can reconnect spiritually and find more clarity. Wrestling with conflicts is exhausting. In silence, true answers make their way forward.

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