Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - 5 Of Wands Reversed
General: As with the upright 5 of Wands, you have a real need to believe in and trust yourself now. If something or someone doesn't pass the "smell test" to you now, trust your instincts. However, no matter what happens, be hesitant to escalate conflict or to take irrevocable steps. Don't be hasty, no matter how angry you get in coming weeks.
Work: There may be disputes coming up at work if you are currently employed when this card appears. If so, think calmly and rationally and avoid arguments to the best of your ability. Make sure you have protected yourself as well as you can, in terms of tracking your actions, having a paper trail, having witnesses during contentious discussions, and so forth. If you are looking for work, don't be discouraged by the comptetion out there. You have your own unique talents to bring to the table. Think positively.
Love: If you are currently in a committed love relationship when the reversed 5 of Wands appears, what looks like conflict on the surface can actually be very beneficial to your relationship (provided both parties "fight fair,") as you will learn more about yourselves, and each other, and clear the air. If you are looking for love or have your heart set on someone who doesn't seem to be "moving forward" with you, know that their reluctance has more to do with their issues than with you. If you really want this person, you will need to be patient.
Finances: If you are having money difficulties now, this is a time to carefully question your old assumptions. You may have assumed there is nothing you can do to cut your expenses, or to bring in more money, or to get a higher return on your investments. Think again. Try to look at your situation as though it was that of a third party. What would you advise that they do?
Health: The reversed 5 of Wands can indicate that you are trying to deal with physical pain. (If this were to be the case you would already be feeling this pain before the reading is cast.) If you are in pain, these are not signals to ignore or to let your health care practitioner ignore, even if there is no clear reason for the pain that has been found yet. Pain affects ones' quality of life if it is not relieved. Insist that they take you seriously and meanwhile do what you can to ease the symptoms. A dietary change may help. Heat and massage are also often useful.
Spirituality: Know that spiritual growth is not a competition. When the reversed 5 of Wands appears, people may try to convince you that you need to grow a certain way, at a certain speed, and so forth. Know, too, that spiritual growth can involve dealing with and accepting some apparent contradictions. Try to become more comfortable with paradox.