The Five of Staffs is pure fire in all its light and all its shadows. In their balanced states, the polo players we see are the paragons of sportsmanship, exemplifying fair play, teamwork, and respect for their fellow competitors. They know that sports etiquette is a microcosm for their spiritual state. When this card appears for you, you are being asked to examine your feelings vis-à-vis competition through the Sufi tool of contemplation called Muhasaba, used for clearing thoughts and emotions. Do you shy away? Are you unnecessarily aggressive? What do your feelings and actions, when faced with competition, say about your ego?