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Five of Wands

In front of a city, five young men battle with wands. It doesn't look too serious, however - more of a playful, boisterous romp than a real fight. A cock crows from high on the city wall and a gilt sun radiates crowns in a dark purple sky.

My Interpretation: That which bends is less likely to break.

Forces may oppose you, and confusion and conflict arise. You may need to compromise - calming an angry mob cannot always be done with reason. Take care to identify your true obstacles and opposition, and avoid battles that none shall benefit from. Desires may remain unsatisfied, but that may be a worthwhile sacrifice to avoid ongoing strife. Do not confuse this with doing nothing, however - this is a time for action. Be decisive, as postponing resolution will only leave a greater trail of damage.

(Reversed: A dispute may bring out the worst of a friend's character).

Edit notes: Different to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism to assist readers, and made much more similar to the Rider Waite version of five men fighting rather playfully. I've added a rooster crowing in keeping with my interpretation of the card's meaning.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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