Five of Wands Meaning in Tarot Reading
The Five of Wands (called “Totality” in the Osho Zen Tarot deck), indicates that collaborative efforts may not go well as there is competition and possible obstacles and people getting in their own way. A conflict of interest or two opposing viewpoints could present itself. Jealousy, and other people’s hidden agendas could be involved in the present situation. It could also just be that no one involved knows how to get the job done, whatever it is.
The Five of Wands can represent conflicts of interest or conflicts regarding the way things ought to be handled, hence leading to a potential standstill or standoff or delay in the action. This card can also indicate potential legal issues. But it’s not necessarily a “bad” card. Read on. . .here is what to do:
Don’t allow ego or the way you want to view something become a barrier to success. Try to take an objective viewpoint. Perhaps more information and a better blueprint is needed in order to build a better mousetrap. Too, if everyone just does whatever they want, nothing much can get done. Organize your thoughts, plan a prudent and sensible course of action forward and try to get everyone on the same page. Cross the Ts and dot the I’s.
Although the Five of Wands can signify struggle, competition, and conflict, keep in mind that the suit of Wands is representative of “ideas.” Wands are ideas. This is the idea of people being able to work together effectively toward a common goal. So keep the “Cups” aspect (emotions) out of the situation, stick to the plan and/or formulate the better and more well planned idea, make sure everyone knows and is comfortable with their role or part. And then you can get something accomplished.