Five of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

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Five of Wands Tarot
Card Meanings and Keywords:


Arguments and bickering.

Being irritated.

Clashing of personalities.


Difficulty in moving forward.

Doing sport.


Avoiding conflict.


Loss of individuality.

Five of wands tarot card meanings upright

Five of wands in a general reading

Five of Wands tarot card denotes standing up for what is important to you, even if it means meeting some opposition. Five of wands can denote arguments and quarrels. Everyone wants to get their opinions across and there is tension. Five of wands can mean people have personality clashes and they find themselves easily irritated by others.

Five of wands in the Vision Quest

In the context of the Vision Quest, every character is the same being. All the five people are aspects of the Seeker personality. They are fighting for who will become the winning personality. The winning personality is seen in Six of wands.

Five of wands in a love reading

In a love reading, Five of wands tarot card denotes arguments between couples. If single, the Seeker might find it hard to stand out, and they might feel like the single market is too competitive.

Five of wands in a career reading

In a career reading, Five of wands tarot card signifies competitive jobs, sporting careers, and physical work. It’s important to believe in yourself when this card shows up. It can mean the Seeker will find themselves in a group of very strong people and could experience some self-doubt due to this.

Five of wands as Feelings

Five of wands denotes the Seeker is feeling irritated. They could be easily triggered. The Seeker has talents but they could feel other people are more gifted. They are learning to believe in their own abilities without comparing them.

Five of Wands as Personality types

Five of wands as personality type can speak of someone who has problems with authority figures. They might need to be more patient with themselves and others. Five of wands people have a tendency to overreact. They want to stand out from the crowd.

Five of wands tarot card meanings reversed

Five of Wands tarot card reversed indicates loss of individuality. There is a struggle to stand out among others equally talented. The Seeker might have no faith in winning and therefore doesn’t even try.

Five of wands reversed as Personality types

The reversed meanings of the tarot cards often speaks of the Seeker acting out due to being under a lot of stress. This can bring out the shadow aspect of the person. 

Five of wands reversed as personality types often denotes someone who needs a lot of love and attention. Five of Wands reversed can denote that the seeker needs to ‘find themselves’. They need to do some soul-searching and find out who they are. Once they are in touch with their essence their life will start flowing in amazing ways.

Five of wands tarot card meanings summary

There is a time to follow and there is a time to lead. The Five of wands tarot card speaks of a time where you are somewhere in between. You are not sure if you are ready to lead, but you are not trusting in who to follow either. You are not meant to follow everyone, however, you are not meant to fight so hard. You could be learning lessons around trust and self-belief when this card shows up. 

Five Of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Five of wands:

5 of wands + The Fool: A newcomer. 

5 of wands + The Magician: Team leader.

5 of wands + The High Priestess: Initiation. Inner changes. 

5 of wands + The Emperor: Challenging authorities. 

5 of wands + The Wheel of Fortune: Standing out from the rest. 

5 of wands + Temperance: Bridging the gap between cultures and class systems in society.  

5 of wands + The Moon: Exploring creative individualism. 

5 of wands + Three of cups: Jealousy. 

5 of wands + Four of cups: Restlessness. 

5 of wands + Knight of cups: Restlessness.

5 of wands + Ace of pentacles: Job interview. 

5 of wands + Two of pentacles: Turning a creative venture into a business opportunity. 

5 of wands + Three of pentacles: Work rivalry. 

5 of wands + Ten of pentacles: Family conflicts. 

5 of wands + Page of pentacles: Reinventing yourself. 

5 of wands + Ace of swords: Having your beliefs challenged. 

5 of wands + Two of swords: Conflict resolution. 

5 of wands + Three of swords: Breakdown in communication. Misunderstandings. 

5 of wands + Four of swords: Bordering to burn-out. Old-couple bickering. 

5 of wands + Seven of swords: Outsmarting others. Confusing others on purpose. 

5 of wands + Eight of swords: A foreign language.

5 of wands + Page of swords: Getting on people’s nerves. 

5 of wands + Queen of swords: Playing your own game. 

5 of wands + King of swords: Skill shortage. 

5 of wands + Ace of wands: Waiting for the right time. 

5 of wands + Two of wands: Being original. 

5 of wands + Three of wands: Rudeness. 

5 of wands + Six of wands: Fighting for recognition. 

5 of wands + Eight of wands: Athleticism. 

5 of wands + Page of wands: A dramatic personality. 

5 of wands + Knight of wands: A strong personality

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Wands Tarot Cards Here.

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