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Five of Wands Art and Meaning Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Designation

Five of Wands

About the Deck

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Tags

wands-5, five-of-wands, five, wands

Description

A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare, and hereto correspond the divinatory meanings.

Meaning of Five of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, but also the strenuous competition and struggle of the search after riches and fortune. In this sense it connects with the battle of life. Hence some attributions say that it is a card of gold, gain, opulence.

Reversed

Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Obstacles surmounted.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Success in financial speculation.

Reversed

Quarrels may be turned to advantage.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Gold, Opulence, Gain, Heritage, Riches, Fortune, Money

Reversed

Legal proceedings, Judgment, Law, Lawyer, Tribunal.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies a person high in office, who is well disposed toward you.

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