Five of Swords Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Air, analytical thought and intellect. Suit of challenges.
Keywords and Phrases:
Deceit and dishonesty. Deviousness.
Five of Swords Tarot Card Meanings
Against the backdrop of a moody sky the man at the forefront of the image seems somewhat smug in victory pose, with his sword held high and four others under his arm. In the background people lay injured and dying and it becomes apparent this is where his trophy swords have come from, his gain has been at their cost.
The Five of Swords is the ‘sneaky’ card, it represents deviousness, people trying to take advantage by unfair means, deceit, or theft. In most cases it is usually actions taken against the seeker, although there are occasions when it can represent their own actions but I’ve found this to be far less frequent and quite rare.
On a brighter note, The Five of Swords can act as a warning if it appears in a future position, and if the seeker pays attention to what is happening around them by raising their awareness, not being complacent or taking things for granted, it isn’t usually difficult to discover what is happening, sufficient to be able to prevent it from manifesting further.
For a number of readers this is the card of selfish victory, and often short-lived, that leads to dishonour and humiliation.
If reversed or ill-dignified, still remains a fairly treacherous card, defeat and loss.
Five of Swords Tarot Card Combinations:
Six of Wands > Five of Swords > Ten of Wands: Treachery amongst the troops; not everyone may be pleased for your success and try to intentionally cause additional pressure and problems for you.
Five of Swords > Ace of Cups: Do your homework, if about to enter a new relationship something is not to be trusted and you're not being told the whole story.
Knight of Cups > Five of Swords: Whatever is being proposed is not in your best interest and someone is trying to take advantage.
Five of Swords > Eight of Cups > Six of Swords: Suggests you'll become disheartened and disillusioned over someone's devious behaviour, which may have been ongoing for some time. The indications are that you will eventually walk away from this situation and matters will start to improve once you have done so.
Nine of Pentacles > Five of Swords: Watch your wallet and belongings, someone may try to alleviate you from it, possibility of theft.
Five of Swords > The Hermit > The Chariot: Tends to suggest you become wise to what is going on and after applying some careful thought and planning can triumph over the situation.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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