Five of Swords: general, standing and reversed meaning

Five of Swords, general description

Five of Swords is the 63rd card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

This is the most vulgar card of the Minor Arcana. It refers to a sharpened conflict, unpleasant disagreement, snipe, infamy and humiliation.

However, the card leaves the question open whether these evil hatred origins in ourselves or that actually we are the victim to be trapped. This can only The only way to answer this question is by checking the other cards in the spread. This card always denotes a Phyrric Victory that triumphant can’t enjoy for long.

Five of Swords (defeat), standing

Success achieved by sacrificing personal successes. A pre-planned or insensible action that pushes you off from your friends and other people. Temporary and dishonest victory that surely leads to the ultimate defeat.

Five of Swords (defeat), reversed

Rejecting success gained through self-destruction. Maintaining a friendship by avoiding dishonesty. Avoided slander and atrocity.