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Five of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Five of Wands

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

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.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

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

Description

A 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 Deck

Upright

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.

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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