The Five of Wands is tied very closely with the Sun, the sign of all life and light in the universe. The Five of Wands card also has strong ties strong ties to the Leo astrological sign, symbolizing fearlessness and strength. The Wands suit would point towards a spiritual journey.
The Five of Wands shows five hands weilding wands, stuck in a parrying stance with each other. They are faced with a choice to push forward and stay stuck or agree to all retreat to become unentangled. Every man is dressed differently, showing their diversity. These people all come from different backgrounds and may have different ideas about things, but there is always a chance for compromise.
Upright- Competition, disagreement, diversity
Across all suits, the fives generally represent conflict and change. Sometimes you can use these impasses to see the problem from a new perspective. The Five of Wands encourages you to have an open mind where change is concerned. Pay attention to people that might come from a different background or think differently than you do. The Five of Wands reminds you that everyone has something different to bring to the table. There is a large conflict coming in your life and you may be responsible for finding an amicable solution for all involved.
Reverse- Compromise, harmony, inner conflict
When the Five of Wands appears in its reverse, it shows that you may be facing conflict within yourself instead of outwardly. There may be outside opinions that are constantly affecting your feelings on the situation. This can often refer to things such as adoption or a marriage that may be unpopular among your friends or family. Sometimes conflict can be useful to help develop your opinions and this is a time to take into account all input while listening to your inner guidance.
**In a yes/no reading, The Five of Wands is a no.