Five Of Swords

Five Of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

First let me give you the classic meaning of the Five Of Swords: Suffering a humiliating defeat. Being struck down by someone you know who was pretending to be a friend. It’s a card of feeling ambushed, emotionally and verbally abused and, to add more insult to the injury – even bad-mouthed (for lack of a better way to put it) by those you trusted.

Yes, this is not a sweet energy here, but life is a mix of roses and thorns so we do need to learn to deal with both.

About The Suit Of Swords

This suit is not known for being pleasant, but, that isn’t really the case at all. All four suits – Swords, Wands, Cups and Pentacles – can have their dark side, but Swords does seem to carry quite a bit of worry and diffculty with its cards and for the most part this suit comes as a warning.

Like Air Signs in Astrology, the Tarot Suit Of Swords relates primarily to communication and conflict – 

  • Communication, to give you a crash course here, brings learning, intelligence, logic, messages of all kinds, contracts, legal matters, school-matters such as written tests and entrance applications, and it also relates to orders given and rules made.
  • Conflict is self-explanatory to a large degree but it does also have to do with standing up for oneself and for what is valued. Sometimes conflict is justified and the Swords do bring the idea of going to battle (verbally) for a good cause.

About The Number Five In Tarot

Number fives are not always a happy sight for a Tarot reader. In fact the number five brings the message of difficult and oftentimes unplanned changes that will be come, and so can be seen as red flags in our readings.

It’s interesting that the fifth house in astrology is such a pleasant one – it relates to love, romance, creativity and parenting – and that none of those things come as a message with a number five in Tarot.

Furthermore in the Major Arcana, the number five is assigned to The Heirophant, which is a card that does not bring changes rather it points to what does not change in ones’ life such as traditional customs and religious practices.

And so the five is a rather complex number in many ways, at least as it stands in the Tarot.

Spiritual Messages

  • You need to take a discreet but thorough look at everyone around you. Especially those who have access to your email, phone messages, written letters and documents, and who have knowledge about your private affairs.
  • It’s possible that someone in your camp is pretending to be a friend while they are in fact revealing things about you to make you look like the fool in front of others. And possibly worse than that. This pretender may want something you have and sees the opportunity to get ahead by sabotaging you in some important way.

Tarot readings become important to my characters beginning in my CounterClockwise Paranormal Romance Series, book #2 “Connie and Richard.

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