Tarot Card of the Week- 5 of Wands

hello~ in this ongoing series i aim to post the interpretation of a Tarot card every week. This interpretation is based on my study and experience of Tarot over the years. Ultimately, the interpretation of each card depends on the situation, so this description is of course not complete. hope you enjoy ^_^ kitty hugs to all~ Joouna~

the card of this week is: 5 of Wands

The 5 of Wands signifies a competition of some sort. Competitions can arise in many aspects of life, but wherever it come up we must be prepared for it, for it will not be an easy path to victory. It encourages enthusiasm and determination but also constructiveness, understanding and good judgement.

The competition indicated can be in most literal sense, an upcoming competition event for an activity you engage in such as sports or arts. Such an opportunity is always a great time of growth and progress of our skills, and also connecting with like-minded people. In this case it could also be a prompt for us to seek out competition in order to further improve our skills. See such challenges not as stressful, pressuring times but challenges which we can enjoy.

The competition could also be of an intellectual nature, such as debating issues and questions with a diverse group, or brainstorming new ideas. This is a fruitful time of creativity and collaboration. Challenging each other and provoking thought and reasoning will benefit the whole group, and yield great results. Just take care not to settle into unproductive stalemates, and to listen to other’s opinions and not only focus persuading others of your own beliefs. By being constructive and considering the views and ideas of others as well as your own, conflict can be turned into fertile ground for development.

Whatever the competition may be, the key is that it is a fight, but not to the death. Ultimately none of those involved are out to hurt the others. It is a fair match between equals, competing for a prize but more importantly taking part for experience. The competitors acknowledge that they are rivals, but that does not need to lead to negativity. They each will put their best effort, enthusiasm and attitude into it and do all they can to win, and know that their rivals will do the same. Therefore it is crucial that none involved take the situation too personally, so as no avoid unnecessary conflicts and drama with no base in reality.

Finally, this card could also signify an inner dispute within ourselves. We may be on the brink of changing our views on something, as a result of new information we have come by. We may be in the process of critical thinking, or it may also be a prompt to critical thinking. You may be in a dilemma about something and fighting yourself over it. There may also be external influences to the dilemma, or often people who try to persuade you. Again, the key is to maintain a constructive attitude, remember that conflict is not equal to negativity, and move forward with enthusiasm and courage.

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