01 – Five of Wands – Boldness & Control

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Five of Wands divinatory Meanings

The Five of Wands is a turbulent card; the Light and heat of Leo contrasts with the darkness and nigredo of Saturn.

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.  

A man controlling nature  

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

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

72 Names of the Five of Wands


VHV covers from 0 to 5 degrees of the astrological sign of Leo

6. Wisdom Psalms:The wisdom literature in the Bible creates a sharp antithesis between wisdom to folly. In much of this literature the wise are blessed, while the wicked are considered foolish and cursed. There is also a direct correlation between wisdom and obedience to the law


YYL’s reign covers from 5 degrees to 10 degrees Leo and is associated to the second half of the decanate of Saturn

Goetic Spirits of the Five of Wands


Bael appears with three heads

Baal is a Duke with sixty-six legions of demons under his command. He has the power to make those who invoke him invisible or wise.


Agares is a duke “under the power of the east,” an “old man, riding upon a crocodile, and carrying a hawk on his fist,” who teaches languages, stops and retrieves runaway persons, causes earthquakes, and grants noble titles.

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