26-Five of Wands – Reversed Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Five of Wands Reversed Golden Deck

When reversed, the Five of Wands warns of being ambushed or unfairly attacked by your adversaries. Be sure you have the proper resources before engaging in battle. You may need to confront disputes, strife, quarrels, and unfair competition to achieve your goals. A divergence of opinions may be causing difficulty in a relationship. Sometimes this card indicates the need to settle differences in a court of law.

Keywords Reversed: Quarrels, strife, disputes, disagreements, harassment, annoyances, litigation, trickery, hostile competition, unfair aggression, blocked efforts.

Timing: 0 Leo–10 Leo. Tropical, 23 July–2 August. Sidereal, 18 August–26 August.
Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn (debilitated) in the first decan of fiery Leo, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Wands (Air of Fire) and Strength (Leo). Saturn is linked to the World. The Golden Dawn regarded this decan as the beginning of the zodiac.
Number Symbolism: 5 – instability, disruption, loss, crisis, tension, competition, conflict.

Mathers: Gold, opulence, gain, heritage, riches, fortune, money; (R) legal proceedings, judgment, law, lawyer, tribunal.

When Five of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Five of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Five of Wands is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Five of Wands using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 2: The tarot is simply a deck of seventy-eight cards with imaginative images printed on them. The accuracy of the tarot depends on the intuitive faculties of the reader. Evil does not reside in pieces of cardboard; it is a distinctly human trait. Those who are old enough may recall the introduction to the classic radio program The Shadow: ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!’

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Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 3: You must never make a major decision without first consulting the cards.

Complete Book of Tarot: The noted physicist Werner Heisenberg once said (italics mine): ‘What we observe is not nature itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning … asking questions about nature in the language that we possess and trying to get an answer from experiment by the means that are at our disposal.’ 21 If we consider the tarot in light of Heisenberg’s statement, reading the cards is our method of questioning, and the answer we receive depends on the language that we possess and the means that are at our disposal. Let’s look at these three ingredients of inquiry described by Heisenberg.

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