Rider WaiteTarot Reading



Properties of 5 of Wands


Alternate Names: Strife


Keywords / Additional Meanings:

Success in financial speculation. Reversed: Quarrels may be turned to advantage.



A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare.

Divinatory Meaning:

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 Meaning:

Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction.


Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Saturn in Leo