5 of Wands


Leo is Fixed Fire, its keyword is “I will”. Symbolized by the Lion, it rules the heart and the spine. You’re confident, courageous, vital, self-assured, honest, dependable and dignified when evolved; but can be arrogant, egotistical and bombastic when just coming out of your ego. Leo is the second power/serpent sign of the zodiac, and is the most vital of all.
Therefore an important test for you is self-control, or dominion over your own tremendous energy, rather than trying to control others. You have trouble delegating authority, actually giving it away to others rather than trying to do it all yourself. You also need to learn detachment where your affections and the bestowal of your creative energy is concerned. Like your ruling planet the Sun, it’s important that you shine on everyone. Your faith and loyalty to loved ones is very strong, as is your need to be appreciated. (Source: myastrologybook.com)

The Sun in Leo gives a masterful nature with a large measure of self-control, a keen sense of honor and a never-failing integrity. The person aspires to rule others but would scorn to take a mean advantage or to do anything to others that would not be in strict accord with the golden rule; the affections are deep and lasting. People with the Sun in Leo are staunch defenders of those they love, but equally strong in their aversions. Leo is the sign which rules the heart. Whatever people with the Sun in Leo do is done with a concentration of purpose which compels success. They make true friends and if one must have an enemy, a Leo will prove more honorable and magnanimous than any other. (Source: rosicrucian.com)

5th House, House of Pleasure (Children). Recreational and leisure activities. Creative self-expression. Things which makes for enjoyment and entertainment. Games and gambling. Children. Love and romance.

The Fifth House rules courtship; children, pleasure, education and publications; when the Sun is there it favors all these except children. It makes the person a favorite with the opposite sex, gives him much enjoyment of life, also success as a teacher, publisher or editor, but strangely enough, though the Sun rules the heart whence spring our children, his position in the Fifth House is distinctly unfavorable for their begetting. This is especially so if the fiery Fifth sign Leo is on the cusp. Then the fervent heat of passion seems to scorch the human plant ere it has time to grow. This tendency is modified to some extent when a watery sign is on the cusp, but when one of the partners has the Sun in the Fifth House the offspring are never numerous. (Source: rosicrucian.com)

The number 1 – Sun, Active/Intuitive (Fire)
Positive traits:
– Creativity, active, initiator of action, pioneering spirit, ambitious, strong leadership skills, independent, drives to attain, generous, loyal, extraordinary will and determination, courageous.
Negative traits:
– Overly assertive or aggressive, dominating, impulsiveness, egotistic, boastfulness, wilfulness, stubborn, pretentious, vain.

Crowley: Strife. This card is referred to Geburah of the suit of Fire. Geburah itself being fiery, it is a purely active ,force. It is ruled also by Saturn and Leo. Leo shows the element of Fire at its strongest and most balanced. Saturn tends to weigh it down and to embitter it. There is no limit to the scope of this volcanic energy. The symbol represents the wand of the Chief Adept, showing that the authority is derived from the superiors; were it not so, this card would be thoroughly disastrous. Moreover, there are also two wands of the Second, or Major Adept. They have the head of the Phoenix, which gives the idea of destruction (or rather purgation) through fire, and the resurrection of the energy from its ashes.
There is also a pair of wands of the Third, or Minor, Adept, which are daughters, so to speak, of the wands in the Three of Wands. In this card there is the mitigating influence of the Mother. One of the most difficult doctrines with regard to Geburah is that, while it represents all this tameless irrational energy and disturbance, yet it derives from the benign and gentle influence of the feminine. The Egyptians understood this doctrine perfectly. Their Lion goddess, Pasht, was hailed as “saeva” and “ferox”, was even called “red in tooth and claw” by those fanatical devotees who wished to identify her with Nature. The idea of sexual cruelty is often in herent in the highest divine nature; compare Bhavani and Kali in the Hindu system, and observe the Shiva-Sakti coition portrayed on many Tibetan banners. See also Liber 418,4th, 3rd, and 2nd Aethyrs; and the description supra of Atu XI.

Waite: A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife.
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.
Reversed: Litigation, disputes, trickery, contradiction.

Fortune Telling with Playing Cards:
7 of Clubs – Business success, although there may be problems in love. A change in business that may have been expected or earned, such as a promotion.


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