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Five of Wands
Tension • Competition • New Business
The Five of Wands, as a card from the suit of wands, is tied to your self-development and perhaps business ventures. This card represents a time where it feels like everything in your environment is working against you.
In the case of business, you are getting your first taste of competition. This could represents a new phase of your life where you may feel unstable and it could be a blow to your pride, but your competitors may be being more playful than serious! This is their first time facing competition like you. But still, be bold, don’t retreat. The suit and number together remind you to keep it more about your passion and drive than about ruining your competitors.
The Five of Wands can suggest conflict and discussion that can possibly be beneficial. This card is a reminder that conflict is unavoidable and sometimes the best you can do is create a positive environment for challenging ideas and problem solving.
Five of Wands Reversed
Diplomacy • Advantage • Conflict Avoidance
The Five of Wands reversed can show in a reading when you are avoiding conflict that may be healthy. You might the kind of person who has a tendency to feel uncomfortable around strife. In a very positive sense, this can be a sign of diplomacy. However in most cases, the Five of Wands reversed is a sign that avoiding conflict is a way to give up your vote in a situation.
The Five of Wands reversed can also suggest you have an advantage over your competitors. Because of the nature of five cards, this state is transitional, so it’s time to strike while the iron is hot.