Upright: Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, but also the strenuous competition and struggle of the search after riches and fortune. In this sense it connects with the battle of life. Hence some attributions say that it is a card of gold, gain, opulence. Additional: Success in financial speculation.
Reversed: Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction. Additional: Quarrels may be turned to advantage.
Five of Wands – Tarot Card Description
A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare, and hereto correspond the Divinatory Meanings.