THE FIVE OF WANDS, LORD OF STRIFE

Saturn in Leo, Mars in Geburah

   Your allies, five young men fighting with wands, are feeling the exhilaration of battle. They do not wear uniforms, so they are not in different armies, and no blood has been shed, so far at least. Your young allies are rumbling under the influence of Mars and Saturn in Leo. Impulsive action is a characteristic of the Fire element, and both Mars and Leo are fiery influences. The virtues of Mars include energy, strength, and courage, and, like the king of beasts, the lion, the Leo type is the most dominant and strong-willed of all the characters in the zodiac. The Fire of spiritual will and the influence of Leo can lead to mere play for dominance, but the influence of Saturn is also present. In other words, your allies are also experiencing the discipline of battle, martial discipline being perhaps the most strenuous of all. On the physical plane, competition is keen in many arenas, and physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual strength and discipline are great virtues that must be learned through experience. Your allies are experiencing the serious play of those who must learn discipline and develop strength on the spiritual level. Once that discipline is mastered, it can be applied to all levels of being.

CORRESPONDING COLOR: Orange.

Tarot Invocation.

QUALITIES: Experiencing the process of learning discipline and developing strength on all levels of being.

POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: The Hinderers, The Concealers (Saturn). The Burners (Mars).

Go to the next challenge.

RELATED PATHS:

Wands:

The Four of Wands.
The Six of Wands.

Connecting paths:

The Chariot.
Strength.
Justice.
The Hanged Man.

Astrological associations:

The World (Saturn).
Strength (Leo).