Sasha Graham's Tarot Card a Day Blog – The Five of Wands

The Five of Wands


We see five fellows causing quite the commotion in The Five of Wands. Excitement, intention and fire all converging together. Wand energy is sometimes exhausting, draining. The Five of Wands is no exception. This card signals activity and engagement with other people and the world at large. But what happens if we look at this card and understand ourselves as each of the five figures?

Sometimes we get so carried away with an idea, a plan, an inspiration, we forget to look around us. The incendiary nature of Wands is scorching but we don’t want it to extinguish early. Fives in tarot, traditionally tough places, offer us pause. Take a breath. Stop and access. Reevaluate. Fives are a reminder that you are half way there.

If I look at the Five of Wands and see myself in these five figures I’ll tell myself to take a rest. Step back. Breathe.

This might mean you do something small – nap, schedule a massage, spend an evening watching junk TV. Sometimes, something major – enjoy a week off from work, sign up for a meditation workshop, allow others to share your many responsibilities.

Tarot’s gift is the ability to peer at yourself from a different angle, an angel’s perspective. If the Five of Wands is coming up maybe you put down your wand and give yourself a break. You’ll come back bigger, stronger and better than ever!


I’m afraid the some times you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ‘cause you’ll play against you.

            -Dr. Seuss


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