Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tarot Meditation 27: Five of Wands

In all four suits of the Minor Arcana, five represents some kind of struggle. In the Five of Wands, the struggle relates to work issues. While there is prosperity in the end, the battle to get there can be difficult. Do you know the Buddhist concept of "pushing the river"? The idea is that we sometimes make life more difficult than it has to be, and we forget that there is a rhythm and a flow to life, if we would but trust.

In its reversed position, the Five of Wands cautions us to be generous, and to remember that there is always victory if we follow the path the enlightenment kindly, gently.

Be blessed,



  1. So OLD! When will you update? Maybe keep up with the radio Show so we can take a look after the show! Thanks for all you help and guidance! Peace and Love! Clover

  2. This is so true! I've always associated a sense of struggle with the five of wands and you've worded and expressed it beautifully. I've never heard the phrase 'pushing the river' but the metaphor makes perfect sense. Great post.

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