Five of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA group of youths brandish staves, as if in sport. They play at mock warfare, and the divinatory meanings match this.
Meaning of Five of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Imitation, as in a pretend fight, but also the battle of life—strenuous competition and the struggle of the search for riches and fortune. Thus, possibly a card of gold, gain, luxury.
Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Success in financial speculation.
Quarrels may be turned to advantage.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Gold, Opulence, Gain, Heritage, Riches, Fortune, Money
Legal proceedings, Judgment, Law, Lawyer, Tribunal.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
signifies a person high in office, who is well disposed toward you.