5 of Wands Lord of Strife – Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn title

Lord of Strife

Divinatory meanings

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.

Reversed

Legal proceedings, Judgment, Law, Lawyer, Tribunal.

Astrological attributions

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?

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