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Five of Swords

The Five of Swords is the fifth card in the Swords suit of the Minor Arcana.

Card meaning

The image typically portrays a figure holding three swords, with two other swords lying on the ground. In the background, two figures walk away with their heads bowed, appearing defeated. The sky often looks turbulent, hinting at a recent conflict or storm that has just passed.

The Five of Swords is symbolic of conflict, tension, and the aftermath of a battle. It suggests that victory might have been achieved, but at what cost? The card hints at hollow victories where one may win the battle but lose the war. It brings attention to the complexities of human interactions, where sometimes winning can mean losing in the broader spectrum of relationships and personal integrity. The card also asks you to evaluate your motivations and the implications of your actions on others. Do you seek to win at all costs, or can a compromise lead to a more sustainable and harmonious outcome?

Evaluate if the price of victory is worth the potential fallout or loss in relationships and personal integrity.

Someone who might be experiencing conflicts or is at a stage in life where they’re evaluating the real cost of their victories. They may be competitive, assertive, but also potentially aggressive or confrontational.

Fool card about Feelings

(Relationship, Love)

In the realm of relationships, the Five of Swords suggests there might be tension, disagreements, or conflicts. It may imply a victory in a dispute, but it’s a reminder to consider if being “right” is more important than being happy. For singles, it might indicate an attraction to relationships that are more challenging or dramatic.

Card about Health

Health-wise, this card can hint at mental stress or anxiety due to conflicts or challenges. It’s essential to ensure that you’re not sacrificing your well-being for the sake of victory in disputes. Taking time to relax and avoiding unnecessary conflicts can be beneficial for your mental health.

Tarot Card in Finances

Financially, the Five of Swords warns about being overly aggressive or selfish in monetary dealings. It might indicate disputes over money or a win that feels hollow because of the means by which it was achieved. It’s a reminder to deal with financial matters with integrity and fairness.

Jobs: Military personnel, competitive sports players, litigators, or any profession that involves strategic competition or conflict resolution.

The Five of Swords signifies conflicts, possible victories, but questions the true cost of such triumphs.

General meaning: Conflict, Victory, Loss, Tension, Aggression, Defeat, Strategy, Betrayal, Ego, Competition.
Places: Battlefields, competitive arenas, courthouses, or any setting where conflict and competition are prevalent.

Reversed Card

When reversed, the Five of Swords suggests that you might be trying to avoid conflict or are feeling overwhelmed by defeat. It can also indicate a release from tension or the decision to move past conflicts and disagreements.

Numerological vibration : 5
Card number: 5
Type pf Suit: Swords
Other names: Lord of Defeat, Hollow Victory, Tension.

Remember to have your own interpretation. Focus and feel individual energy that flows from the Tarot Card.