If you ever get the Five of Wands, there’s a great sense of confusion here. This is apt, considering that the card itself makes this point by not having any sense behind its imagery.
For example, you’ll notice that the people in the image seem to be holding the wands in multiple directions: two of them are wielding their wands vertically, while 3 more are holding theirs vertically, so there’s no telling what they intend to do with the wands. Further, you’ll notice that 4 people seem to be looking at each other, while another one looks upward.
This suggests both a sense of conflict and apathy, which is further magnified when you look at the differences behind their clothes and expressions. Some are holding their wands joyfully, one of them seems to labor with both hands, while another seems absent-minded.
Looking also at the wands themselves, you’ll see that they in fact overlap, which indicates chaos and the multiplicity of perspectives. Because of this, you’ll need to be very careful.
Disunity, disorder and conflict are the main problems this card presents, and you’ll be able to counter these best by knowing exactly where your place is in social and team-based settings.
When you get the upright position, it means you’re probably doubting a lot of things or that you’re in an environment which makes teamwork difficult. Perhaps you’re doubting the honesty of the people around you or even the authenticity of your own motives, and this could be interfering with your ability to work with others, but you have to remember that distrust only breeds distrust.
. At this point, compromise and adaptation will be your two best friends.
Talk to others and make the first move. Who knows, you might have more in common with others than you think!
This is a time of disagreement between the two of you. While it isn’t so grave as to actually cause significant friction, the differences in perspective and a slight inability to meet in the middle can sometimes cause things to escalate unnecessarily.
Relationships are founded on acceptance and compromise. However, it is much easier said than done, especially if you know that your partner is unreasonable or that they refuse to acknowledge that they are chaotically destructive.
The same goes for you, especially on habits that seem to bring more harm than good. Asserting yourself can be a key to the trouble, along with the serious and no-holds-barred conversation.
You will also have to accept that occasional conflicts are normal. Thus, you need to keep communication lines open, along with the acceptance that you may sometimes have to concede to whatever your significant other wants.
The problem with this setup is that while it indicates a healthy relationship, it is also a defect that leads to more serious, destructive moments. Likewise, if you’re single, you may be too ambitious or argumentative for your potential partner.
Hence, it is important to set guidelines on how to end complicated debates amicably. While you are still in the “getting to know you” stage, the two of you must be honest and open so that you will be able to gauge each others’ personalities and attitudes.
This way, when you and your partner-to-be start to engage in a more serious relationship, you can quickly synergize and adjust to each other.
This card suggests the existence of a conflict in the workplace-- and that you might soon be playing a big part in it. This is likely because you’ve had fights before, and now that you’ve another undertaking that needs completion, you’re going to be working with the same people, with different ideas and temperaments.
In an image that shows five people fighting, what will you do? Will you eagerly participate in the carnage, or will you step back and mediate the conflict, so you can all grow together as people? The choice is yours. While the water is still simmering, you might want to turn the stove off.
Reconcile with your workmates with whom you have had conflicts in the past and work out your differences. This may not guarantee that you will be able to avoid the potential chaos, but at the very least, you did your best to extend an olive branch to them and patch things up.
Likewise, be more forgiving towards those who will come forward to apologize to you. Consider your peace, as well as theirs.
You need not forget what your offenders did but rather free yourself from the grudges you hold towards them. This will help you prevent causing chaos once the time comes.
This is a time for you to mature not just as a worker, but more importantly, as a person. Choose the high road and set an example.
It isn’t an easy path, but you can achieve inner peace and career success through this.
If the upright position indicates doubt, the reverse indicates the reality of those doubts. What were once simmering conflicts could now be actual infighting between you and your team as skillsets and perspectives clash almost daily.
With no one stepping up, there is no way to resolve the anarchy that has since taken over. At this point, you are presented with a trilemma: either you assume a diplomatic or dictatorial role to help keep your team together, make drastic reforms in the team dynamic or leave and start over.
The key point to remember here is that with confusion comes choices, and that whatever choice you make could change your future with others.