5 of swords

Five of Swords

Upright Meaning

  • Conflict
  • Arguing over someone
  • Defeat/failure
  • Cheating

Reversed Meaning

  • Sorrow
  • Stalemate

I learn from my failures.

Five of Swords Overview

The Five of Cards is a tricky situation. Here you will have a conflict or argument of some sort. It can also be that even though you have won the argument or the fight, it is still an empty victory because of the devastation that it has caused. Sort of a win/lose situation. This card can also symbolize an extra party being involved in the situation that should not be present.  If the Five of Swords is reversed it indicates a sadness or a situation where neither side can agree and you are stuck in a holding pattern until somebody gives.

Questions for You to Meditate On

How do you feel about conflict?

What do you do when you can’t come to an agreement with someone?

How do you view failure?

When do you know it’s time to cut your losses and move on?