Five of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


FIVE OF SWORDS
FIVE OF SWORDS

Five of Swords Yes or No

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is “No”.
The game is not worth your life.
The answer is “No”.
There is a danger of losing.

Five of Swords (upright) Keywords

Winner of defeat. 
“Pyrrhic victory”. 
The battle is won, but the war is lost. 
Many enemies, few allies. 
Involvement in conflict. 
Foul wrestling, low blows. 
All affairs are doomed to failure. 
A crisis. 
Fears. 
Fears. 
No love. 
Cold. 
Anxiety about money, health. 
Serious illness.
End of a difficult battle / upcoming battle;
Obvious losses and dubious gains;
Degradation, destruction;
A shame;
Failure, loss;
Cowardice;
Cruelty;
Aggravation of the conflict, scandal;
Baseness, meanness, revenge;
Intrigues, slander, insults, humiliation;
Dismissal;
Aggressive, destructive thinking;
The collapse of the old ideals;
Injured pride;
Indiscretion.

Five of Swords (reversed) Keywords

Defeat. 
Grief, confusion, anxiety. 
Funeral, burial. 
Remorse, regret. 
Relationships cannot be revived, not revived. 
An unfavorable omen for new beginnings.
The loss is not as severe as when the card is in an upright position;
Dishonesty in business dealings;
Exemption from charges, end of gossip;
All negative values ​​of the card are in an upright position, but with an even greater negative;
Selfishness;
Weakness;
False pride.

Five of Swords Advice

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Bring the matter to victory in any way.
Stop waiting: do not surrender without a fight.
Temporarily admit defeat, give in to win.

Five of Swords Warning

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
The cost of winning may be too high.
Do not get involved in dubious matters and projects.
Tough fight.

Five of Swords as a Person

Five of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
Lost their face. 
Spiteful gossips. 
Saboteurs. 
Those who create problems.
Bully, “fighting dog” with a death grip.
Provocateurs. 
Evil enemies. 
Backstage schemers.
Defeated but not broken.

Five of Swords as feelings

Five of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
Failure, cowardice, meaningless, vengeance, destructive. Dishonest, gossip, weak

Five of Swords : Card of the Day

Don’t tune in to rest. 
Perhaps today you will have to get involved in a battle against someone’s meanness, malice, or slander. 

Fight until you have enough strength, and remember that even the blackest Friday will eventually give way to the weekend when you can rest. 

If this time you are ready to stand up for the truth and stand to the end, then, perhaps, in the future you will find yourself free from such situations.

Five of Swords as someone sees you

  • People who loses all the time. 
  • Someone whose pride has been injured.
  • Person unwilling to consider the consequences and wants to win at any cost. 

Five of Swords : Love

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Love
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
The desire to achieve a partner at any cost, and then dissatisfaction “why did I do this?” 
Relationships in which the process of conquest is more interesting than the possession of what has been received. 
A scandal without an end: they quarreled and calmed down.
Temporary refusal to fight for a partner.

The Five of Swords sadly points out inevitable conflicts. In the worst case, there may be betrayals and infidelities, but in general it indicates that there is no agreement on elementary things for peaceful coexistence.

First of all, you have to assume reality as it is, not lie to yourself mainly. Each must express their truths and reasons while recognizing the flaws and errors that impede the forward flow of a couple.

If you are alone and looking for a relationship, it may not be the best time. You can be the victims of betrayals or that there is no understanding at all with possible loves.


Five of Swords : Career

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Career
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
Competition, which can be overcome for a while, but cannot be won at all, for example, in the areas of the latest technologies.

Large investments, but small profits.
Temporary exit from the market, departure to spare positions.

The Five of Swords indicates conflicts and tensions, but basically it tells you that perhaps there is no worse enemy than yourself. You want to go against everyone or against the system, but simply because you want it, this is not going to be different, so determine well which things you can fight and face and which you cannot.

There may be situations of injustice in your work, even behavior outside of all ethics. You must remain incorruptible and do your best to the best of your ability.

If you are looking for work, be prepared to face a lot of competition, you can win clear, therefore try to focus on those activities in which you have more control or knowledge to have an advantage in the fight for the position.


Five of Swords : Money

The Five of Swords points to strong competencies within your field or activity. There may also be conflicts with employees or partners and there is a chance that your trust will be cheated.

Money must be handled with caution now, save, do not make unnecessary expenses, sell or do without what you do not need. Likewise, you can come out with victory in any of these situations, you just have to make sure that it is worth the fight.


Five of Swords : Health

Five of Swords
(Upright)
Health
Five of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
Save at any cost.Conservative treatment that provokes a bright manifestation of the disease for an accurate diagnosis.

The Five of Swords shows that you are under great stress because of the combative nature of the situation. You must appease yourself and be kind to you mainly, State your reasons, take out what you think and feel, in a careful way.

Avoid staying with the anger, resentment, anger or sadness that the situation causes you, inside you. You must be careful with blows and accidents with sharp or pointed elements.


Five of Swords : past, present, future

Five of Swords in past position

The failures you have experienced are the result of your inflated ratings and inability. To be successful, you must be honest with yourself.

Five of Swords in present position

An unrealistic attitude can lead to failure. Your mistake will cause pain. Be realistic in your expectations to assess and overcome conflict.

Five of Swords in future position

Take your losses with grace and do not give in to despair; You can create a victory from the results of any defeat.


Five of Swords (Upright) Meaning

  • Injured pride. Humiliation. 
  • Disputes. 
  • False pride. 
  • Ridicule. 
  • Ridicule. 
  • Embarrassment. 
  • Cunning. 
  • Secret gloating. 
  • Intrigue. 
  • Confusion. 
  • Backroom affairs. 
  • Betrayal. 
  • Spiteful gossip. 
  • Discussions. 
  • Hostility. 
  • Anger. 
  • Sabotage. 
  • Gossip behind your back. 
  • Insincerity. 
  • Limitations. 
  • A loss. 
  • Tighter restrictions. 
  • Failure. 
  • Bad luck. 
  • Defeat. 
  • Loss of face. 
  • Cowardice. 
  • Negative thinking. 
  • Unclear thinking. 
  • Theft. 
  • Unwillingness to consider the consequences. 
  • Manipulation. 
  • Selfishness. 
  • Dominant attitude. 
  • Indiscretion. 
  • Tactlessness. 
  • The accusation. 
  • Destructive behavior. 
  • Revenge. 
  • Betrayal. 
  • The funeral. 
  • Life’s not fair. 
  • What matters is whether you win or lose, not how you play. 

The Five of Swords indicates that your behavior or the behavior of someone in your environment is regarded as negative or destructive. You will need to suppress your pride and accept some restrictions, only then can you continue your plan. 

Your selfishness makes it difficult to admit that you have bitten off much more than you can chew. Perhaps you blame others for your mistakes.

Winning is so important to you that you ignore the consequences of your behavior. Perhaps you will get what you wanted, but finally you will realize that this cannot fully realize your desires. Aggressive actions will also not help you achieve the desired result. 

Perhaps you are listening to too many people instead of drawing your own conclusions. You need to be wise enough to accept what you cannot change and admit defeat. Only then can you move on. You may have won the battle, but at what cost? 

Once you feel like a winner, ask yourself the question, “What did it cost me?” Victory will not bring satisfaction.

Keep in mind that someone in your environment does not deserve your trust. Perhaps you have become a victim of dirty gossip or behind-the-scenes intrigue. 

Someone is acting against you out of envy or anger. The figured card in the layout will tell you who is sabotaging your plans and undermining your reputation.


Five of Swords (Reversed) Meaning

Positive Meaning:

  • Exemption from charges. 
  • An end to malicious gossip and slander. The betrayal is revealed.

Negative Meaning:

  • A loss. 
  • Failure. 
  • Intimidation. 
  • Manipulation. 
  • Humiliation. 
  • Dishonesty. 
  • Illegal receptions. 
  • The pursuit. 
  • Anger. 
  • Cheating. 
  • Weakness. 
  • Defeat Selfishness 
  • False pride. 
  • Intrigue. 
  • Despair. 
  • Aggravation, suspicion. 
  • Paranoia. 
  • Bad relationship. 
  • All forces are only for winning. 
  • Mine, all mine!
  • Very similar card assignments like in upright position, but with an even more negative connotation. 

Positive aspect of the Five of Swords: an end to the attacks and slander that the card predicts in the correct position.

Negative aspect: the five of Swords in an inverted position says that you are in a situation where you feel humiliated, or you feel that you are being pursued. Your self-esteem may be low due to being humiliated or defeated repeatedly. Someone instigates you or attacks you openly and viciously.

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Five of Swords : Spirituality

The Five of Swords warns you that even if you find your fundamental answers, they are only yours, they serve you, and you should not go around converting anyone or forcing them to think like you.

It can also be a time of breaking in your beliefs, which you now discover that they no longer work well for you. Give yourself the time and space to find new answers and new ways to understand how it all works.


Five of Swords Relation with Astrology

Five of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Five of Swords are Aquarius.

Mars in Scorpio, in its “darkest” form, like a craving for destruction and baseness. Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Scorpio, Aquarius, Houses of the Eighth and Tenth.

Five of Swords depicts defeat.

Five of swords stands for The first decade of Aquarius from January 20 to 31.

The sign of Aquarius symbolizes the development of thought, making the secret explicit and tearing off all masks of reality.

Emotional insight into problems develops thought, and the freedom of creativity, revealing the desire of thought, expands the horizons of the world and makes it clear and bright. 

Governs the first decade of Aquarius – Venus. And this decade symbolizes such qualities as clarity of mind, ease of perception, inventive talents and … the collision of one’s own impulse of thought with life (Venus) – which naturally, by and large, ends in the victory of life and the defeat of thought. 

However, Venus is, first of all, subjective creativity, and therefore creativity in the field of art, which does not give a reliable answer to emerging questions of consciousness but nevertheless creates the basis for these answers to be found.


FIVE OF SWORDS symbolizes an attempt to go beyond the narrow framework of the FOUR OF SWORDS, leaving the parental home, she wants more perfection and more freedom. This is a clash of internal intentions and thoughts among themselves, which can lead to original conclusions, and can leave it with a broken trough. 

Three figures are depicted on the Tarot card: one (the winner) carries three swords, the other (in the background) is defeated and cries, but the third is removed undefeated (she has the right to choose when to go into battle and when to retreat). 

The metaphysical power of the FIVE is directed toward destruction, at sweeping away from the road all that interferes with its movement. FIVE OF SWORDS is a cleansing, cutting off all unnecessary in attempts to overcome the earthly. This is penance and ascent to the heights through the rejection of the earthly (symbolized by the four).


Five of Swords Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Five of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a man with disdain looks at two retreating and dejected figures. Their two swords lie on the ground. A man holds two other swords on his left shoulder and a third sword, point to the ground – in his right hand. He is a master of victory.

Five of Swords, perhaps the most “harmful” card of the Minor Arcana of the Tarot. It means aggravation of the conflict, vile scandal, “blows below the belt”, baseness and meanness. 

Moreover, the card does not indicate whether all these malicious actions come from ourselves or, on the contrary, we were drawn into this unseemly story as a victim. This can be reported only by the rest of the cards. However, in any case, the Five of Swords means Pyrrhic victory, which will not long please the winner.


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