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Sunday, 21 July 2013

The struggle with negative forces

Sacred Rose Tarot 
I can't believe I've drawn 5 of Wands again! What is going on with this card! I just drew it the other day, and thought it had to do with work difficulties. Now I'm not so sure it has to do with forces outside myself. I'm thinking it might be internal things -- in particular I think for me personally it could be referring to my difficulties lately disciplining my eating habits. The card shows a central figure hanging on for dear life to the five wands, which are arranged in a configuration not unlike a cross. This figure is being pulled down by a second person, and from beneath, two hands (both right hands, suggesting there are two more people there) grasp and pull down on both the wand structure and the central figure. There's a far more serious-looking battle going on in this card than in most other RWS 5 of Wands cards.

The second figure and two other hands are said in the Little White Book to represent 'negative forces' that the central figure is doing battle with. This could be all sorts of things, anything, really, that exerts a negative force in life.

I don't think the central figure is going to actually fall, though. He looks there to stay. I don't know why I think so, I just do. He won't be defeated, though he might get pretty darn tired before all is said and done.


  1. Definitely this card is more serious looking than the usual RWS card. To me it shows more determination and strong will. A lot is going on around him trying to deter him. He must concentrate and remain firm. This takes so much effort though. Am thinking other things needing to be done, won't get done?

  2. You're right, that central figure looks pretty determined. And I like the fact that he is holding onto a stable structure - seems to say something about sticking to a plan, and/or holding onto those things that support you :)