Five of Swords Tarot Card

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  • Five of Swords Tarot Card is the next card of Minor Arcana. Tarot cards are a form of divination, which literally means working with the divine, or your higher self, which is the ultimate purpose of tarot cards, just like yoga. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment. Playing with Tarot cards is a conversation with your higher self. The cards always work. It’s not magic—tarot cards are a sacred mirror. There are now thousands of types of tarot decks.
  • A traditional deck has 22 Major Arcana (or trumps) which are archetypal images. There are four different card suits that make up the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. Every one of these suits contains 14 cards: 10 numbered cards, and four cards called court cards that include the Page, Knight, Queen, and King. Each of these four suits represents a different area of your life, so you know where to direct this guidance when one of these cards shows up in your Tarot reading. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards, sixteen Court or Personality cards; the Kings, Queens, Princes, and Pages. There are four elements or suits: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, with 10 cards in each. Above all, there are no inherently negative cards. Below is The Five of Swords Tarot Card Meaning: love, health, money, and Yoga. See also Guide to Tarot Yoga.Five of Swords Tarot Card


The Swords tarot cards

  • The Swords cards are all about challenges. They can tell you when conflict and heartache are looming, and help you harness the strength of your own mind. When a Swords card turns up in your Tarot reading, it’s likely you are facing a challenge or will come into contact with a forceful person or situation. The suit of Swords in a classic Tarot deck consists of 14 cards, beginning with the Ace of Swords and progressing upward through the 10 of Swords, then concluding with the four Court cards, the Page, Knight, Queen, and King of Swords.
  • Numerology: Five (5) in Minor Arcana. The fives are cards of adversity. These cards indicate conflict, loss, and other negative experiences in your life that must be overcome.

 Five of Swords Tarot Card DESCRIPTION: illustration, colors, and symbolism

  •  The Five of Swords Tarot Card shows, a sly-looking man picks up three swords from the ground. This man has a look of contempt on his face as he looks back at those he has defeated. He glances over his shoulder at two men who are walking away. Their shoulders are slouched, conveying a sense of sadness and loss. Two more swords are strewn across the grass. They are suggesting a battle has been fought and lost. The sky is cloudy and tumultuous. The clouds are signifying that although the battle is over, all is not well.

 A statement that represents Five of Swords Tarot Card: No matter what is happening around me, I stand strong in my truth!

 Five of Swords Tarot Card – IN GENERAL

  • Five of Swords Tarot Card references the conflict or drama that is about to come into your life. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the problems will be scary or impossible to deal with. But there is sure to be a hard battle. Minor disagreements with other people might be coming to a head. Right now, it’s important to attempt to pick up the pieces. You still have the chance to act while the conflict is still fresh. This is why you will need to make a significant decision about your point of view. What is more important to you Mutual progress or winning? If you hope to overcome the issues that are headed your way, you’ll need to sharpen your swords. On the other hand, it may simply represent the action one must take to overcome being challenged by others such as standing up for oneself and fighting back. As such it can be an indication of victory. If so, the victory it represents will be hard-won.

Five of Swords Tarot Card – UPRIGHT

  • Five of Swords Tarot Card in the upright position stands for disagreements or other battles present or impending in your life. The chaos that ensues is usually brought on by a lack of communication. This card indicates that you are engaging in a conflict of some nature. It can also suggest a disagreement with others, which leads to tension. Even though you think you’ve won, you might still lose in the big picture. That is because you have hurt those that you have argued with.  Maybe, at the moment, you believed that it was more important to be right rather than appreciate where the other side was coming from. The best thing you can do to overcome this is to talk it out. Speak your feelings and hold nothing back. On the other hand, the card may simply represent the action you must take to overcome being challenged by others. In other words, maybe you need to stand up for yourself and fight back. As such it can be an indication of victory. If so, the victory it represents will be hard-won as you will have quite a battle on your hands.

What does the Five of Swords Tarot Card mean REVERSED

  • “Reversed tarot card” is a card that appears to be upside down from your angle of vision. The Five of Swords Tarot Card reversed tells that it’s time to end the battle and to forgive and forget. So, the card points to a good omen. When you see this card reversed, you can expect a resolution of conflict, finding harmony, and finally realizing peace within. It is a Minor Arcana card of communication, compromise, overcoming challenges, and releasing stress. You will let go of resentments and stop holding resentments toward people who have hurt you in the past. So, the worst part is over. The Five of Swords reversed also represents a warning sign that if you’re not willing to settle, things can escalate very badly.  Sometimes, you have to accept things and let go of your ego, even if you’re right.  Instead, put your energy into more productive efforts. It can also signify risking everything, being relentless, not heeding warning signs, and surrendering to challenges. The Five of Swords reversed can also represent someone being held accountable for their actions, crimes being uncovered, arrests, regret, remorse, shame, and public humiliation.

Five of Swords Tarot Card and LOVE


  • Five of Swords Tarot Card in a love reading represents relationship problems in several different areas. Your disagreements likely revolve around your need to learn to communicate more effectively. So, the card indicates arguments, hostility, and serious conflict arising due to a lack of communication. There can be an anxious and demanding feeling in the air, making it easy for arguments and fights to materialize. You and your partner may feel irritable, and without taking some care, conflicts can be easy to start. Also, self-sabotaging actions could play a part as well. Maybe you put up with cheating or infidelity. The card can also indicate divorce or separation as it can represent defeat and walking away. In its extreme negative, the Five of Swords Tarot Card can show bullying, intimidation, abuse, violence, assault, rape, or even murder. On the other hand, it may simply represent the action you must take to overcome being challenged by others such as standing up for yourself and fighting back.


  • Five of Swords Tarot Card reversed can indicate that you and your partner may be putting an end to some conflict in your relationship. You are learning to compromise and overcome challenges. But, be aware, that this peace requires work to make it last. If you return, to previous patterns you will sabotage the progress you have made. On the other hand, the card can be an indication of a complete breakdown in communication.  If either of you has been unfaithful, this card can indicate that you will be exposed publicly as it indicates public shaming, revenge, and regret. If you are in an abusive relationship, this card is a warning that you are in danger. Leave this relationship before it escalates into serious violence. If you are single, the card indicates that you may have realized that you have been too critical or dismissive of a potential partner.  You may be willing to give them a chance now. Alternatively, it can indicate that you have decided that a potential partner is not at all right for you.

Five of Swords Tarot Card and MONEY


  • Five of Swords Tarot Card indicates that you are dealing with a great deal of disagreement at work. This could be caused by a lack of communication. If you find yourself in a position where you are drawn to defend yourself, choose your words wisely. The card reminds you that self-sabotaging behavior does not serve you. So, speak with purpose and remember that kindness goes a long way when you are trying to resolve a problem. You may feel like now is the time for you to walk away. Do not do that. The Five of Swords can indicate that you are part of the problem. Maybe you are impulsive. It’s possible that a change in your behavior could go a long way to fix your situation.


  • Five of Swords Tarot Card indicates that a conflict in the workplace may be coming to an end. Tensions may be being released. A peaceful resolution is now possible as lines of communication open up when this card appears. This card may see you making major sacrifices to overcome challenges in your career. Alternatively, it can indicate an escalation in the conflict. So, look to supporting cards to confirm this. Financially speaking If you’ve been dealing with tense financial situations, you may see these start to dissipate and relax. If you’ve been dealing with people who have been attempting to take advantage of you financially, you may see them distance themselves from you.

Five of Swords Tarot Card and HEALTH

  • Upright: the Five of Swords predicts a possible illness in your future. The sickness that you experience may be related to a bad habit. Also, the health issue may be related to a lack of communication with your doctor. You will have to put up a big fight to overcome this. But the outcome will be positive if you remain fully focused on recovery. Whether it is stress, anxiety, or a recent illness, the challenges you have been through or a currently going through have drained your energy. Treat yourself with kindness and don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
  • Reversed: Five of Swords Tarot Card in a health reading, suggests that you will find a way to resolve an ongoing or recurring health issue that has been a problem for you. Also, it shows that a compromise or sacrifice needs to be made. For example, you may find that you are allergic to a food you love and have to give it up. Or you may find that you have to adjust your fitness regime to compensate for an injury but a solution is possible.

Tarot Yoga

 Yoga is an expression of body movement, breathing, meditation, and philosophy. Yoga and tarot heal the body by intersecting in multiple realms. They both create a bridge between your subconscious and conscious mind, use archetypes to reveal life lessons, work with the elements, serve as a guide for the appropriate practice, and help us cultivate our intuition and accomplish our life’s true self. Tarot cards are a divination tool made up of 78 images and qualities, split into 22 major arcana cards representing karmic lessons and 56 minor arcana cards representing day-to-day choices. Read GUIDE GOR TAROT YOGA.

If you pulled The Five of Swords Tarot Card your tarot reading, you should practice Krounchasana or Heron Pose (krouncha, meaning heron, and asana, meaning pose).

Want to keep learning the meaning of the Tarot cards with The Tarot Guide? Continue to the next card…Six of Swords


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