5 of Wands

Five of Wands
Element: Fire
Timing: July 22 – Aug 1 Saturn in Leo
Numerology: 5 – Instability, exaggeration, over exertion, strife, changes, freedom, loss.
Card Counting Value: 5
Keywords – Unrest; unease; disagreements; an internal battle; disruption; defending yourself or others; competition; being challenged; challenges; competitive sports; brainstorming and group discussions; problem solving; friskiness, sexual arousal; guys hanging out together.
Reversed: continuation of strife; aggression; violence; physical harm; abuse; calling a truce; an end to conflict; a challenge rescinded; a delay in troubles; sporting defeat.
As People: Team sportsmen and women; contact sports people; army soldiers; front line workers in emergency services; committees and councilors;

The Five of Wands as a Daily Tarot Card

There are a number of ways to interpret the 5 of Wands. Themes explore arguments, struggle, fighting, frustration, and not just within a group dynamic. Some decks mean to illustrate those themes in the singular, as internal processes in the individual.
The Sharman Caselli talks of difficulties and blocks that stand in the way of the imagination. The 5 of Wands in this deck is all about the creativity and our struggles to fulfill it.
Our immediate thoughts are of art, drawing, painting and sculpting. But creativity comes in many forms, from decorating our homes, to landscaping our gardens, to icing a cake, to balancing the books, problem solving and our very own ways of thinking.
In fact, creativity is so entrenched in our everyday lives that we just don’t see how we implement it. The mystics talk of creativity as one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and our souls. Osho talked extensively about its benefits.
And yet today, your attempts at creativity will meet with resistance that may be internal or external. This Taroscope is late today because I just couldn’t tap into my creative and intuitive mind last night so I left it until this morning.
The 5 of Wands talks of struggles, obstacles, disagreements even, but it doesn’t talk of fatality, of an end or an impossibility to begin or complete your tasks today, just that you will meet with resistance and that will frustrate the hell out of you.
If your task can wait till tomorrow, leave it aside. If not, put it aside for now and come back to it later. It may be a tricky day, but it won’t be a terrible one.
Be smart & roll with the punches – use your creativity to find your way round them & don’t engage.

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