Learn the Tarot card meanings with Tarot Card by Card. Fresh, modern tarot interpretations. A sucka-free approach with affirmations, journaling prompts, theme songs, and reversals. Explore the Tarot card meanings in a hip, irreverent, fun way!
Five of Wands
Keywords: competition, fight, game, opposition, conflict, aggression, change, power struggle, rivalry, assertiveness, dog eat dog, bullies
General meaning: Be aware of competition but don’t be afraid of it. Power struggles may be brewing. Opposition to ideals. A spirited debate or match is good for the soul and will prevent complacency. Jump into it and give it your all. Real true playas welcome a good bout and never shy away from it. Get in the game and show them who da real boss is. Kicking ass and taking names. Taking on a bunch of punk-ass bullies.
Reversed: The Five of Wands reversed indicates that the struggle comes to an end or someone gives up and walks away. Cowardice. Besting the competition. Grudge match. Restarting an old conflict – and for what? The spoils may not go to the victor but to the one who is wise enough to say “enough”. Someone may be trying to jock your fresh – brush your shoulders off and ignore that biter.
Affirmation: I am pursuing my goals with vigor and complete confidence.
Theme song: “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J
Journaling prompt: How do you feel about competition? Do you fear it or welcome it? What you fighting? What kind of competitor are you? Journal about your feelings about competition.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2013
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