5 of wands tarot card meanings upright and reversed


Five 5 of Wands – five of rods – upright


Number 5 is the number of conflict. This does not have to be a bad thing, it just means that it is a period of chaos which is followed by a peaceful period. The chaos is needed in order to bring back harmony.

On the 5 of wands tarot card (in the Rider Wait Smith tarot deck) you see a group of people that are in conflict with each other. This conflict is not to hurt anyone or being mean but more like a competition.They work together but they didn’t find a way yet to agree with eachother or to create a good cooperation. It can be a challenging cooperation.

The people can be symbolizing an inner conflict within yourself but it can also represent people you are having an argument with in your life at the moment. The arguments are there to reach a goal together and to get over the obstacles. Whether its about others or about your inner-self there are some struggles.

For feelings the 5 of wands could indicate inner conflict. Also feelings of competing could be the case when the 5 of wands appears in a tarot reading.

Five 5 of wands in job & career tarot readings


Different opinions from collegues could be represented by the 5 of wands tarot card.

When there are many candidates for a vacancy you like to apply on the 5 of wands could indicate that you really need to stand out or there is less chance to receive an invitation for an interview on this job.

Competition at the workfloor could also be the case when the 5 of wands shows up.

Five 5 of wands as feelings & in love relationship tarot readings


You might have arguments with each other but more because you like to know what the other is made of. The 5 of wands tarot card in love relationship readings show a need for challenges or challenging each other.

This tarot card could also represent battling together against others. In what way always depents on other tarot cards and your question of the reading.

Five 5 of wands as outcome


  • competition
  • inner conflict
  • practicing something
  • a friendly battle
  • getting over obstacles
  • challenge, difficulty
  • playing a competitive boardgame
  • pillowfight
  • sport match


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Five 5 of Wands – five of rods – reversed


The battle is over and there is still some discussion afterwards, there is where the 5 of wands reversed shows up.

There can be frustrations when the 5 of wands is reversed that can be solved by a good conversation or a compromise. You need to cooperate or find a way in between.

This card is showing more people involved in the competition. This can symbolize people that are your rivals but can be also frustrations or obstacles. It can be that you have frustrations to get your goal.

In a love relationship it is important to find solutions together rather then wanting to be right when you are having arguments.

Five 5 of wands reversed as outcome


  • wanting to be the one who is “right”
  • being counteractive
  • searching for arguments
  • discussion
  • avoiding conflict
  • wait and see what happens
  • don’t let yourself get into it
  • having rivals, obstacles or frustrations


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