26-Five of Wands Upright Rider Waite Work Tarot Reading

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Career, Work Or Retirement:

Know that you are facing competition, but if you play your cards right, that you can compete successfully. The only way to lose for sure is not to try. Play fair even if all around you are not doing so. People who play dirty may seem to win in the short term, but as Gandhi said, that sort of win is never, ever permanent.

Card Meanings: Arguments, Being Defensive/ Territorial, Struggle, Lawsuit Or Quarrel, Strikes, Conflict, Opposition, Disagreements, Pent Up Energy/Aggression, Frustration, Assertive, Temper, Courage, Clashing Personalities/Egos, Adrenaline, Chaos, Sports, Rows, Unruliness, Aggression, Fighting, Competition, Lack Of Control/ Cooperation, Being Rough, Battles, Irritation

The Five of Wands often refers to competition. Usually this is in the career/work arena, but sometimes it can refer to romantic rivals. Don’t be afraid of competing, know that you have something to offer, and can be successful. But you have to try, to see results.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: Not long ago I attended a weekend workshop by Rachel Pollack, whose 1980 book 78 Degrees of Wisdom, A Psychological Approach to the Tarot was highly influential in changing the way tarot is practiced in the English-speaking world. At one point during the conference, Rachel commented that she and Mary K. Greer are credited with ‘rescuing tarot from fortune-telling’ in the 1980s. Prior to that time, the use of the tarot focused primarily on telling the future.

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Complete Book of Tarot: 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.

Complete Book of Tarot: One way in which tarot readers use number symbolism is to select cards from the major arcana corresponding to the neurologically reduced numbers in one’s birth date. This calculation is made by adding together the day, month, and year of birth and continuing to add the individual digits in that sum, a method suggested by Mary K. Greer in her book Tarot for Your Self. 19 An example will make the process clear:

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Complete Book of Tarot: Card 1 ‘covers’ the significator, if you use one, and is the central card that signifies the main theme of the reading.