Your Chosen Card – Five of Wands Reversed Thoth 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 Leo10 Leo. Tropical, 23 July2 August. Sidereal, 18 August26 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.
Etteilla: Riches, affluence, gold, splendor, abundance, luxury, brilliance; (R) disputes, annoyances, legal proceedings, wrangles, harassment, opposition, litigation, court case.
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 Thoth 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: Late in the nineteenth century, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn incorporated astrology into its understanding of tarot symbolism. Arthur Edward Waite, a member of the Golden Dawn, instructed artist Pamela Colman Smith (‘Pixie’) to illustrate the numbered or pip cards of the Waite-Smith deck according to her understanding of the influence of the signs of the zodiac on each of the four suits of the tarot. Thus, anyone who uses the Waite-Smith deck is relying on astrological symbolism, often without being aware of it. First published in 1909, the Waite-Smith deck became the most popular tarot of the past hundred years in the English-speaking world. Due to the widespread influence of the Golden Dawn, astrology has played a major role in defining the meanings of todays tarot cards.
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: The tarot always gives a correct answer, and any errors in a tarot reading are due to the practitioners failure to understand what the cards are saying, but
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ruled by expansive Jupiter and in modern astrology by Neptune, mystical Pisces is the twelfth and final sign. Pisces the Fishes, an adaptable mutable sign, is associated with the Moon card, trump XVIII. The Knight of Cups falls largely under Pisces, a sign whose natives are characterized by these traits: