5 of Wands
Tarot Minor Arcana
The Minor Arcana cards contain answers to questions from everyday life, thus complementing to the aspects of the main Tarot cards. There are 56 cards in the Minor Arcana, divided into 4 Suits times 14 Cards. Each suit is represented by a symbol, Pentacle, Wand, Cup, or Sword. There is a one-to-one correspondence between these symbols and the four elements of the esoteric science: earth, water, air, and fire.
5 of Wands
“Accept your competitors to improve, grow, and develop more without the feelings of malice and jealousy.“
Five symbolizes conflicts, disagreements, disapproval, and change. The draw of this card implies that you are in a contest or competition with others. This competition/conflict is becoming a hindrance in your way to reaching your goals. Because instead of working in unison and uniting for collective purposes, you are running in an opposite direction while focusing only on your individual goals.
The image of people locking their sticks denotes the struggles of individuals reasoned by ambitious maneuvering and competitive spirit. It might be you who is trying to hold his\her authority and pushing agenda forward at the cost of others. Are you happy to prove your excellence by making others feel low or losers? You need to ask yourself this question to know whether you are afraid of competition or not. It is understandable to be the best version of yourself, but if it comes at the expense of bruising others' self-respect or ego, then there is a need to reevaluate your every move.
You are afraid of losing your authority and thinking that no one listens or cares for your opinions anymore. Stay calm and listen to what your heart says. Communication is the best tool to resolve everything. Try to communicate with others. Listen to your rivals if you want to be heard. Instill a positive competitive spirit in you to look at competition from a different angle. Accepting your competition is an opportunity for your self-growth and bouncing back to life with a renewed zeal and zest.
It is time to take action. The one you love might have many suitors instead of wasting your time on hating them. Invest your energy to compete with them based on your affection, care, and love. Do not get carried away with feelings of jealousy or rivalry. It will only make your partner feel suffocated in your company. Remember to keep things lighthearted and playful even if you are entering into a relationship just now.
The aggressive nature of 5 of wands also applies to your career. Remember, arguments only weaken your position. Do not indulge yourself in contending others' egos or your ego. The upright position of this card shows your ability to beat the challenges that are blocking your way.