Take a seat and take some deep breaths. Imagine your favorite Tarot
Deck in front of you displayed in order. Suddenly the cards begin
to get a life of its own. They form the shape of a door with the
five of Wands card as the doorknob. Open the door and let's see
Summer steamy day with shimmers of
heat in the horizon rising up. You walk down a paved block in a
city. What city is it? Somewhere you've wanted to visit or a city
you know well? As you walk, you hear the sound of fighting mixed
with laughter. You turn the corner to see an open field of weeds
where you see four people with wands. They are fighting each other
so fast all you can see is numbers flashing from the wands: 1,2,3,
& 4. You watch, curious and unsure whether to stay or not. After
they seem to finish their round, they all turn to you in unison.
Who are these people? Do they look like people you know or could
they all be you?
One of them throws you a brown wand
with 5 etched into it. You catch it in midair in your hand. You
can feel the life pulsating in it, almost giving you strength.
"Tell me friend, when was the
last time you mixed it up?" says one carrying wand #1. "Rules
and discipline are fine in its place. Sometimes, you need to let
go and just see what comes of doing the unexpected."
"Well, come on," says a person
behind you with wand #4. "Let's see what you got."
"What? You want me to fight you?"
"Life is all about fighting for
what you want in one way or another," calls out the person
holding wand #2.
You see the last wand holder with #3
just watching you. The person signals to you. You look at the wand
in your hand, then look up at the steamy sky. You take a deep breath
and nod at Wand holder #3. The two of you charge at each other.
Do you lose or win with this person? Do you take on all four of
them or leave after the first fight? How do you feel: excited, pumped
up or tired?
When you are ready after your play
fighting, you take your leave of your playmates and walk back outside
toward the street with your wand securely still in your hand. You
count to fifteen and arrive back into your reality.
Reflect on the adventure and trials
with the Five of Wands in you journal. See how this can echo in
your own life.