5 of Wands Lord of Strife – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn title of Five of wands

Lord of Strife

Divinatory meanings of 5 of Wands

Golden Dawn

Pain, especially physical; an aching questioning of one’s actions leading to despair. War. Strife, internal or external. Actions against life and death must lead to regret. (Constructive use of a potentially destructive force. The ability to still question things and ideas to which one has given much.)


MacGregor Mathers

Gold, Opulence, Gain, Heritage, Riches, Fortune, Money.


Legal proceedings, Judgment, Law, Lawyer, Tribunal.

Astrological attributions of Five of wands

The first or Ascendant decan of Leo ruled by Saturn from July 23rd-August 2nd

Magical Image of the First Face of Leo in Picatrix

In the first face of Leo ascends a man riding on a Lion; it signifies boldness, violence, cruelty, wickedness, lust and labours to be sustained.

Picatrix commentary

Perhaps this was the image that inspired Crowley to rename Strength to Lust?

Related Cards

5 of Wands – Rider-Waite

5 of Wands – Rider-Waite

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.


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