26-Five of Wands – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – Five of Wands Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the Five of Wands is a card of competition. It suggests that you are assertively pursuing your desires, even though your personal interests may conflict with those of your colleagues. You are willing to compete fairly and enthusiastically with your rivals to achieve your goals. This card advises you to ‘put your pedal to the metal’ as you engage in the game of life. A mock battle can prepare you for the real thing. Allowing for diversity of opinions is a sign of strength in a relationship. Traditionally this is a card of riches and opulence; perhaps only the affluent could afford the expensive outfits and leisure time to play at the mock battles depicted on this card.

Keywords Upright: Competition, assertiveness, friendly disagreement, disparate interests, conflicting ambitions, a lovers’ quarrel, rivalry, mock battle, celebrating diversity, confrontation, testing your mettle, fighting for what you want, successful speculation, luxury, affluence, diversity, pursuing your desires, engaging with peers in the game of life.

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.

Crowley/Thoth: Strife, quarrels, fights, the element Fire burdened and embittered by Saturn.

When Five of Wands is upright 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 upright 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: To illustrate the storytelling technique, consider the following reading. It was done for a college student who asked about pursuing graduate studies in psychology, her university major. An advisor had cautioned her that the field of psychology was becoming increasingly competitive, and she was worried about obtaining an advanced degree for which there might be little demand in the future. We decided on a three-card spread; she drew the Five of Wands, the Seven of Pentacles, and the Page of Swords.

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Creative Tarot: Let’s look for a minute at the Celtic Cross. It is the standard tarot spread; probably the one most in use around the world. The cards are arranged in two forms: a cross to the left, and a tower to the right. The cards in the cross illuminate a person’s motivations, what she is thinking and feeling, where she has been, and where she is going. The tower names the character with a card that represents the querent—the fancy tarot term for the person asking the question—directly and provides an ending to the story with the final outcome card.

Complete Book of Tarot: A tarot enthusiast I know has collected more than a thousand different decks, and there are countless others on the market. Many tarot decks focus on a particular theme and appeal to a specific audience. For example, there is an Herbal Tarot for those interested in the healing properties of herbs, a Tarot of the Cat People that combines science fiction and fantasy, a Ghosts & Spirits Tarot for those interested in the supernatural, a Halloween Tarot that follows the adventures of a black cat on Halloween, not to mention a Jungian Tarot, a Housewives Tarot, a Kama Sutra Tarot (rated X), a Steampunk Tarot, a Zombie Tarot, and even a Quantum Tarot for people interested in modern physics. Whatever tickles your fancy, there is probably a tarot deck designed with you in mind.

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