Five of Swords


This card represents quarrels and tensions, and the possibility of resolution is very slim.

Tarot Reading

The winner takes a few swords from the loser, and smiles as he watches the loser depart. It can be said that the more frustrated the loser is seen, the happier the victor is. As you can see from the picture, a violent fight has just ended, and the winner has not yet come to his senses from complacency. This victory did not bring him any benefit, but only harmed others and did not benefit himself, only fostering his ambition and making him more selfish. The Five of Swords represents a person who has won meaningless victory, and warns some people that they will do whatever it takes to hurt each other and win. In addition, this card also represents hostility, fighting, humiliation and so on.


The Fifth of Swords is prompting the person not to pursue victory to the neglect of its meaning, but to benefit both others and oneself in the process of making arduous efforts.

Five of Swords Upright Meaning

Core Meanings of the Card

Keywords: Conflict, quarrel, argument, battle, resistance, contradiction, disagreement, rivalry, contest, competition, contest, contender, overcome, thwart, frustration, win at all costs

Love & Marriage

Keywords: I hope you take back certain words, the winner of the quarrel, a costly victory hurting the enemy and keeping the distance, need to apologize

Now that you two are in a heated argument, it’s all about venting anger. Even if you win the argument on the surface, you will not get any benefit.

A new relationship is unlikely to happen now, and unless you can change your cock-a-doodle-doo personality and make peace with others, it will be hard to find someone you can tolerate.

You two are often caught in meaningless arguments, but each of you cann’t stand this anger. Even if you win this argument, you still feel empty or lost.

The conflict between the two of you has been completely open, getting back together is not possible. So you two had better stay away, or you will fight again after meeting each other.

Career & Education

Keywords: You need to keep fighting, it is only when you compete that you will succeed, you are in danger of being deprived of your job or removed from office, this may fail

This is a painful job, full of fierce struggles. You have to arm yourself all the time. If you can’t beat others, others will beat you.

There is no future in this job. Even if you use up all your efforts, you still cann’t achieve the expected goal, and in the process, you may still be hurt all over.

You are very proud of your academic performance, and you can easily win prizes in competitions. But these are just a temporary benefit for you. Actually, your foundation is not firm.

You can only rely on your own efforts when it comes to studying, and no one can help you. You have to learn the key contents quickly first, and then take your time with the rest later.

Relationships & Wealth

Keywords: Others have lost confidence in you, looking around to see if there are people who are hostile to you, falling, being confused about relationships

Sometimes you sow discord among your friends, causing everyone to distrust the other. Not only will you not get any benefit from doing so, but you will also create some negative impressions for everyone.

At this time, you should not be too self-righteous, but take into account the situation and position of others. If you just look at things subjectively, you can easily offend people without realizing it.

You have a serious financial problem, even bankruptcy or a bad credit record. You should deal with this problem, instead of letting it go.

Five of Swords Reversed Meaning

Core Meanings of the Card

Keywords: R econciliation, checking accounts, making up, reconcile, compensation, past feuds

Love & Marriage

Keywords: The other side doesn’t listen, it feels bad to win or lose, raking up the past

You are in a disadvantage in this relationship, and everything can only be taken at will by the other party. You have no ability to fight back, so you will also become weak.

There will be no new relationships now, even if you meet someone you like, you will definitely be rejected, so it is best not to ask for trouble at this time.

You feel frustrated in the relationship, as if you’re doing it wrong anyway, and there’s no way to rebut the other person. You want to end it, but there’s nothing you can do.

This relationship is a complete failure, and there is no point in getting it back. If you get back together, it will be a huge disaster for you, and you should never let this happen.

Career & Education

Keywords: No winners, neither side wins, hope for reconciliation 

You have suffered a serious failure at work, which may bring you into disrepute, or even be unable to continue to stay. No matter how hard you try, it’s hard to recover from the disadvantage.

The future development of this job is very unfavorable to you, because you left a bad impression on everyone in this place. No matter how hard you try, it’s hard to win trust again.

You are doing very poorly in school or have failed an important exam. You should cheer up and start over, instead of being knocked down.

Don’t let defeatism get you down. You should believe that you can learn something. If you can work hard slowly from the beginning, your grades will improve gradually.

Relationships & Wealth

Keywords: Stop arguing fearlessly, one of your acquaintances will have a misfortune, quarrel with a loved one

You are very afraid of conflict with others in interpersonal relationships, and lack of initiative. Therefore you will often be bullied by others, but do not know how to fight back.

If you do something wrong, then you should apologize, and never argue with each other unconsciously. Otherwise maybe you feel good at that time, but there will be more problems afterwards.

Your financial situation is so bad that you can no longer solve this problem by yourself. In the last resort, declaring bankruptcy is one of the solutions.

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