Five of Wands

This tarot card is a time for mutual creative admiration. In a reading, it clarifies that while we will be bombarded with innovative ideas and opinions, we only need to absorb the thoughts, and make our own decisions. In a scenario where multiple minds are at work, we are bound to come up with solutions to most of life’s problems, so we can rest easy. However, it is a tall order to channel the ideas in the right direction, and inspire the ideators to move enthusiastically towards a common goal. Speaking our mind is important, but we need to divert our attention from drilling in our own point to listening to another’s point of view.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.