Representing opposition or struggles, The 5 of Wands tells you that now is not the time to be passive! You may feel like you are spreading yourself thin and are scattering your energy in too many places. It’s imperative that you take the necessary time to set your priorities straight!
The card depicts 5 men battling each other with large wands. This signifies competition, and can also indicate defensiveness. Drawing the 5 of Wands also suggests that you could be dealing with Legal complications. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. The appearance of this card could mean you are refusing to look at other view points. Keep an open mind. Because 5 is half way through the Minor Arcana cards, cards of this number represent turning points.
If you uncover this card in a reverse position, rest assured that harmony is on its way.
A reversed 5 of Wands says that now is the time to discuss problems and begin solving them. Competition is still in the mix, although this time it’s healthy. Remember that you need to take the time to let the relief sink in. Breathe.