On into the night:
The Four Of Wands is about the excitement of maturation. The number four represents a solid structure with four corners, four walls, a square, a box. Something has been created, something is visible, comprehensive, finally. Though this is still the beginning, it is something tangible to be proud of.
If you draw the Four Of Wands is can mean excitement, establishment, maturation, growth, a first stage of completion, friendship, relationship and/or celebration. It can also mean a momentary stillness or awareness.
The Five Of Wands brings the first signs of trouble relating to a venture whether it be a relationship, an activity within a group, or a personal endeavour. The Five Of Wands represents the struggle to maintain balance and can often indicate conflict, although it is seldom a serious conflict. It can also be a form of sparring undertaken to improve ones personal skills.
If you draw the Five Of Wands effort will be expended to solve problems, correct mistakes, debate, improve upon something, and/or resolve a conflict or argument.
The Six Of Wands is about the recognition of achievement. The card is often represented by an image of a hero returning from battle to accolades from fans, friends and family. The Six Of Wands brings this recognition to some action that has been completed successfully. There is a sense of harmony and balance along with the pride of achievement.
If you draw the Six Of Wands there will be cause for jubilation, good interaction with others, pride, harmony, achievement, and/or cooperation.
These images are from The Gothic Tarot by Joseph Vargo, well known for his Gothic illustrations and music (Nox Arcana).