The Five of Swords in the Tarot signifies self-interest, discord, hostility, aggression and dishonor. The meaning of the Five of Swords in a Tarot reading can also indicate total self-interest: it's all about "me". It can also mean giving up, leaving home or being stressed or in the midst of conflict.
The meaning of the Five of Swords card upright
When the Five of Swords is up in a Tarot reading, it means that you or someone connected to you needs to look at the bigger picture of "me" rather than defining it narrowly. The bigger vision would involve those we love. It would also involve other people with whom we are connected in the bigger picture. We need to involve the world in our "I". There is a need to understand and not ignore this basic fact. Alternatively, the appearance of this card can also imply the need to put your own interests first. This depends on the situation. If someone is taking advantage of you, you must free yourself. There comes a time when you need to look after yourself first. You need to claim your rights.
The Meaning of the Five of Swords card reversed
When the Five of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean that a solution is on the way. It's peace, harmony, understanding and finally moving on. It can also symbolize risky actions and being held accountable.
The meaning of the Five of Swords card in love
The Five of Swords in a Tarot love reading is an indication of difficult times. If you're single, it could mean that you're attracting partners with a dark side. Be careful to stay safe, especially when first meeting strangers. If you are in a relationship, it could mean that there is a lot of fighting and conflict.
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