26-Five of Wands – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Five of Wands Reversed Rider Waite 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 King/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.

Five Of Wands: Rich Kids Playing War Games

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 Rider Waite 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
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: The fifteenth-century Renaissance artists who created the tarot added a fifth suit of trump cards (trionfi) to the traditional playing card deck that originally came to Europe via Mamluk, Egypt. This additional suit of trumps, now called the major arcana (‘greater secrets’) consists of twenty-two allegorical images inspired by Greek and Roman mythology and the Bible. Many tarot readers view the sequence of trump cards as a series of moral lessons the Fool must master on his journey to salvation. Occultists often refer to the cards as ‘keys’ because of a 1781 speculation by Antoine Court de Gébelin that each major arcana card represents a key to the ancient magical wisdom of the Egyptian god Thoth, whose mysteries are encoded in the symbolism of the cards.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: Card 5, the possible or ideal outcome, was the Five of Wands depicting a group of young men engaged in rivalry and competition.

Complete Book of Tarot: Tarot of the Bohemians—a strange emblematic book of seventy-eight leaves which has been

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Complete Book of Tarot: Major arcana cards: the Hermit (Virgo), the Magician (third decan of Virgo).