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"five of wands" Could be arguments, yes, when you see the Five of Wands. Squabbling. OR it could be… hammering it out. Something is being built though. There is discussion for sure. Doesn’t have to be a fight-fight. I mean, when I look at the Rider-Waite I feel hopeful that they can work it out, the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 folks seemingly at cross-purposes. I have hope for them. After the 5 comes the 6 — and the 6 is VICTORIOUS. We have to go through the 5 FIRST. (And yes I do wonder if wearing red tights helps or wearing green tights helps. Yes I do wonder this.)

It’s not a bad card, really it’s not. There is ENERGY here, action. Lively display of teamwork! Of course if you are doing a love reading or a first date reading and this shows up instead of the Two of Cups you may be disappointed (except for the Marsy folks reading this) BUT how about some lively conversation? Nah. You just want smooth sailing and chemistry. I know you. I know what you want. Two of Cups all the way. Two of Cups, Ace of Cups, The Loverssssssssss.

But, listen, at least the people here are DEALING with each other. This isn’t the Four of Cups repression and refusal or even the Four of Pentacles withholding. I know I know it looks stressful. Dude on the left is shouting. Dude next to him looks to be struggling with his Wand and… weapons. The Wands are weapons here. Potential weapons. Let us make peace before things get out of hand. Let us get this thing built, one Wand at a time.

Practitioners of magick may use a Wand made of tree, a Wand made of crystal, a Wand made of metal — to move and direct their energy. I use my finger so the Wand is not just an extension of my body. The Wand IS my body. (My entire body. Body as Wand. Body as divination tool, divining rod, body as pendulum.)

I think, with the Five of Wands, the wee humans have forgotten that they are powerful. They think they need to shout or fight to get their message across, to stay alive. And you know what? Sometimes they do. Sometimes we do. But not always.

When you see the Five of Wands, you are fighting but you may not need to fight. What happens when you put your weapon down? I’m not saying you DO need to relax and take it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, but pick your battles. Know what, or who, is worth it.

Wishing you good cards xx

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