Conflict / tension / arguments / struggle / disagreement / battles / temper
The Five of Wands signifies a clash of egos and personalities, leading to tension and frustration. At this moment, you may feel that you’re losing control. Generally, this card represents fights, disagreements, and conflicts. A tense period is on its way with a lack of temper, aggression, and chaos in general. You or someone else will become defensive and territorial over what is theirs. There is no understanding or patience between the two parties, as there is no intention of listening to one another. Ask yourself whether all this tension is necessary and who benefits from it. You may need to take the first step and be the “better man” in finding a middle solution.
The Five of Wands reminds you that these conflicts may have a lesson to teach you. Use the competition healthily and peacefully to improve yourself and practice your patience.
End of conflict / peace / control / compromise / shyness / harmony
The reversed Five of Wands represents the end of conflicts and arguments and foretells a moment of peace. This card holds a more positive meaning than its upright version. The struggles have ended, and you’ve found common ground. It can also signify battle fatigue or fear of confrontation. Identify what harmony means to you and what you will do to maintain it.
Alternatively, the Five of Wands in reverse may signify inner conflict and battle. You need to figure out where you stand and what your next steps should be. You feel frustrated and even more confused as the people surrounding you strongly believe what you should do. Reach for your inner strength and ask yourself whether you need so many opinions around you. You know what’s best for you in your heart, and no one else needs to validate that.
What does harmony mean to me?
How does competition make me feel?