The “Five of Wands” is connected to the zodiac fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. The archetype dressed in red is fighting with the personality of the dragon and two wild animals!
The dragon represents a metaphor for a struggle that is not going to be easy to win, and will not be resolved because of the size of the dragon. The situation is definitely operation bummer!
The archetype is going through a difficult situation and standing up for what he believes in and trying to get his point across. He wants support from the people that he is working with so that they will agree with his point of view and accept what he wants to do. He is committed to resolve the issues, and nothing is going to stop him!
The “Five of Wands” suggests that you are experiencing competition with others. This may be a time when you feel you are not respected or treated fairly. You may experience anger and hate because you cannot connect or get through to the people that you are working with because they will not listen to you.
This may be a time in your life when you feel you have to win at all costs, and your strong energy prepares you for a fight that is very important to you. You find yourself working harder to get others to agree with you. This is not a time of physical struggles or fistfights, but a time of disagreement, and you need to resolve this struggle so you can move forward.
Everything you want right now has to be won at this time, and you just have to work harder and exert courage to get it. All you can see is the completion of your dream or project that was in progress, going into the trash can! You require the support of your collaborators, their acceptance of your point of view and intentions to come out of this. You are committed to resolve your issues, and nothing is going to stop you.
The “Five of Wands” represents a conflict and struggle. I named the Five of Wands, “The Open Pentagram” which represents that all the five (5) points of the pentagram are open, and poking at each other. The five points of the pentagram are connected to harmony and restored unity when they are closed, but this card represents the open pentagram, and a struggle that will never be resolved.
Symbolic meaning of a lit torch: Carrying a lit torch is a metaphor for something that you really want and desire. The burning torch also represents a timing connected to your situation, and further means that someone is still waiting to see their situation resolved.
Symbolic meaning of red attire: The color red is a metaphor for energy, action and desire and is also connected to the fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
Symbolic meaning of holding onto two torches: The archetype is trying to keep their balance.
Symbolic meaning of the archetype holding three (3) torches: The archetype dressed in yellow and red is holding two (2) torches with her right hand and one (1) torch with her left hand. The three torches are not connected together; the number three (3) represents a metaphor for spiritual timing, a timing that represents you are going to achieve what you desire, but there is a problem here because the three (3) torches are not together, they are separated which represents the struggle will not be resolved!
Symbolic meaning of the archetype dressed in yellow and red: The color yellow is a metaphor for enlightenment, intellect, and wisdom, and the color red represents her actions, desires and passions with every step she takes to win through this battle. As a result, she will experience a setback because the torches are not together in a group of three, they are separated.
Symbolic meaning of the green dragon and wild animals: The dragon is a metaphor that represents a person with a strong personality, and very difficult to deal with. The color green represents growth and moving forward, and the dragon is not going to let the archetypes win this struggle. The yellow animals represent our primal urges and unconscious thoughts. The wild animal is a representation of our mind which indicates how the untamed part wants to take a ride on the wild side. The wild animals shows us what is unknown and outside our comfort zone.
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Open Pentagram – Operation Bummer
With Love and Joy,
© Safina 2012
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