Five of Wands represents fierce competition, a strong challenge. We need to move forward decisively to communicate our ideas.
The Five of Wands represents the moments when your environment seems to be fighting you. Nothing flows smoothly; everyone is working on crossed purposes. The figures on this card are all batting each other. There is no coordinated effort, no agreement. When this card appears, get ready for a bumpy ride. You will need additional patience and perseverance to get to the point where you can achieve something. The Five of Wands does not represent major blockages, only many small and irritating.
This card also means competition. In the right circumstances, competition is useful. It encourages extra effort, generates enthusiasm and encourages the best. When the Five of Wands appears in a reading, check for competitive elements. You may be involved in a contest, career or game. You can discover that you have rivals who oppose you or challenge your position. You may feel discouraged (or revitalized) by the dog-eat-dog environment in which you are. In essence, competition is divisive. Make sure you are helping you and others achieve your true goals. Otherwise, work towards cooperation.
You get up and hit your foot when you go to the bathroom. You're in the shower and you find there's no soap. At breakfast, you have juice on your shirt. When you get to the car, your battery is dead. It's going to be a terrible, horrible, not good, very bad day. You are annoyed by the inconvenience, those little annoyances that are exasperating because they are so small.
Tension, overimposed, too aggressive, precipitated.
Discussorer, games, courage, sport, impulse, effort. challenge