Occultus Thesaurus - Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Five of Wands from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck

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

Divinatory Meanings / Magical Uses

  • 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 Meanings

  • Litigation
  • Disputes
  • Trickery
  • Contradiction


The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

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