Five of Wands Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Five of Wands Card Meaning

The Five of Wands in Tarot stands for scuffles, strife, challenges, disagreements, competition, and hassles. Nothing seems to be flowing smoothly, and it appears as though everything is against you. It seems nothing is coordinated, everyone is working at cross-purposes, and the ride is going to get bumpier and bumpier. Of course, these are all small and irritating obstacles, and there are no major blocks. Other than hassles and disagreements, the card also stands for competition. In the right circumstances, competition is fine. It generates the encouragement to do one's best.

Upright Five of Wands Card Meaning

When the Five of Wands is upright in a Tarot reading, it might feel like everything is against you. The card represents the small, irritating obstacles that require you to exercise that little bit of extra patience and perseverance to accomplish things. It represents a very bad day. You stub your toe going to the bathroom. When in the shower, you finds there is no soap. You spill coffee on your shirt at breakfast. The car battery is dead. It is one of those days full of petty hassles that are so infuriating. It is the time when you feel everything is against you, nothing seems to go smoothly, and everything seems at cross-purposes. Just like the figures on the Five of Wands card, everything is uncoordinated, and everyone is battling each other. This is a bumpy ride. It's also the time to check for competition from rivals who may be opposing or challenging your position.

Reversed Five of Wands Card Meaning

When the Five of Wands is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can represent the end of fighting. Conflicts are resolving, and all parties are ready to move on. It can also indicate exhaustion with the fight. You may not be getting what you want or need, but you're done.

Five of Wands Card Love Meaning

The Five of Wands in a love Tarot reading can mean conflict. If you're single, it might mean that you're seeing several people and possibly stringing them all along. It could also mean that you're in a bit of wild place right now. If you're in a relationship, it could mean there are fights to come or they're already here.