Five of Wands as Intentions Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

The Five of Wands is the card of conflict, tension, competition, and clashes of ego. The card depicts five men all armed with wands fighting each other in a competitive battle. These men are rivals, and they are duking it out to see who can come out on top. This can either come from intense conflict or good-hearted competition, depending on how you look at it. 

The Five of Wands reminds us that conflict is a part of life. Conflict cannot be avoided forever. Conflict comes up in every relationship, good and bad. It is not conflict itself that causes issues, but how we handle it. The Five of Wands reminds us that we can choose how we handle conflict. We can choose to do this with hostility, or we can choose to do this with grace and kindness. 

Upright Five of Wands as Intentions

If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Five of Wands, that means this person intends to remain by your presence. However, they are conflicted. It seems as if their intention to win you over is not enough. Various factors are at play, complicating your situation. But they are hopeful that everything will work out in the end. They intend to surrender the relationship to fate.

The Five of Wands as intentions means they are interested in your courage and confidence. Your presence poses a healthy challenge for them. You motivate them to be better. They want to win you over and compete for your attention. There is an intention to be clear about the relationship and set reasonable expectations for the future.

For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Wands is a sign of them intending to seek reassurance from you. Jealousy can grow deeper if left unchecked. Because you have many other suitors, this person seems to envy others. They are concerned about how you view them in your life. They are worried about losing you to another person and hope you will return their feelings.

For existing relationships, the Five of Wands represents an intention to solve your current misunderstandings and arguments. Your relationship is riddled with conflicts. You may need to control your temper, lower your pride, and cooperate. Choosing your ego over peace of mind quickly spells out doom. The two of you must talk your concerns out in the open before you can progress the relationship further.

If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Wands shows that they intend to reflect on your past relationship. But that doesn’t mean they’re ready for reconciliation. They simply are conflicted about you. You have shared a lot of good and bad experiences together. Your influence on their life makes it more challenging for them to let you go. If you want a chance at redemption, you’ll need to sort out your fundamental differences.

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Wands means that this person’s intentions are clouded with doubt. This person loves and cares for you. However, because your goals and vision for the future are currently misaligned, they can’t tell if a larger commitment is worth taking the risk. You need to be clear about your intentions and goals if you want a future together. They are down to a serious conversation about these problems, and you should, too.

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Reversed Five of Wands as Intentions

If you are asking about someone’s intentions towards you, and you draw the Five of Wands reversed, that means this person intends to be passive-aggressive towards you. They don’t communicate what they truly want. They enjoy playing mind games with you because they avoid having meaningful conversations out of fear. Their intentions will only be successful if they discuss their goals openly. If they don’t fix it, the relationship will suffer.

The Five of Wands reversed as intentions means that they prefer to bury their heads in the sand instead of addressing uncomfortable realities. They don’t want to deal with their issues head-on. Though it’s conceivable, it will be more challenging for them to keep their feelings bottled up inside in the long run. Pent-up emotions need to be released before they can cause irreparable damage. Everyone has the right to be heard, particularly if your hidden feelings and intentions affect your peace of mind.

For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Wands reversed is a sign of them intending to confuse you. They do not want to address the conflict. One of the many reasons why they are avoidant is they fear having an open conversation. Ask yourself: do you see a future together with this person? They must change their behavior if you want them in your life.

For existing relationships, the Five of Wands reversed represents an intention to address problems and issues in the relationship. You feel stuck — the relationship has stagnated for quite some time due to your fighting and misunderstandings. Miscommunication plays a critical role in your dilemma. To move forward and let the relationship flourish means you need to address the conflict. Putting your guard down and sharing your deepest, darkest, most unspoken desires and aspirations with each other will help you both immensely.

If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Wands reversed shows that they intend to avoid dealing with your relationship head-on. They are avoiding you yet can’t help feeling affection for you. Your relationship ended because of poor communication. However, your ex has been unwilling to change their ways and instead likes to keep things as they are. In other words, they refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. Know that they won’t initiate a conversation about making amends if it’s something you’re hoping for.

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Wands reversed means that this person’s intentions are shrouded in confusion and conflict. They need to learn how to go about getting what they really desire in these subjects. You can get the impression that they are trying to evade your questions regarding where the relationship stands. This isn’t a sign of how much they care about you; rather, it indicates that they lack the courage to make a positive change. Before you can talk about moving in or marriage, your partner must learn how to communicate his intentions effectively.

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Conclusion

For relationships and feelings, the Five of Wands represents conflict. Conflict is not a bad thing in itself, and it is present in every relationship. It is not conflict that is the problem, but how we deal with conflict. There are positive and negative ways to resolve conflict. The Five of Wands reminds us that we have a choice in how we communicate with others. We can either be honest and compassionate, or we can be avoidant and passive aggressive. We decide how we react to a situation. 

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