Five of Wands

Five of Wands

Keywords for the Five of Wands Tarot Card

  • Interpersonal bonding, sport, rivalry
  • Competition
  • Conflict, challenge
  • Confrontation


The Five of Wands tarot card is about the positive challenges you face when you are in conflict or competition with others.


While conflict, rivalry, and strife seem like negative things, they are opportunities for growth. You’re going to have to suit up and fight. There’s no hiding any more.

When you see this card in a tarot spread, you are ready to go All In and commit with total focus and discipline. Win or lose, you’ll at least know you gave it your all, which is the ultimate success. GO ALL IN.


Most of us do “just enough” to get the job done, without ever committing to see what our full potential actually looks like. With the Five of Wands, you must commit beyond anything you’ve done before. This is radical change, discipline, and focus.

And with your radical commitment, you’ll see radical growth.


In the traditional RW-based tarot deck, the Five of Wands shows five young men fighting, each with a wand in their hands. From the expressions on their faces, this feels more like play-fighting than real violence.


This card is about competition, rivalry, and sport. It’s a positive, fun, and active card. In some cases, this card can represent interpersonal bonding, sports, or even sexual play.


Keywords for the Five of Wands Reversed

  • Harmony, resolution of a problem
  • Cowardice, giving up
  • Beating the competition



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.