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Five of Swords Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Five of Swords Card Meaning

The Five of Swords in Tarot stands for self-interest, discord, hostility, aggression, and dishonor. The Five of Swords meaning in a Tarot reading can also indicate total self-interest: It's all about "I" and "me." It can also mean giving up, walking out, or being stressed or amid conflict.

Upright Five of Swords Card Meaning

When the Five of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it means that you or someone connected with you needs to look at the larger view of "self" instead of defining it narrowly. The larger view would involve those we love. It would also involve others we are connected to in the larger perspective. We need to involve the world in our "self." There is a need to understand and not ignore this very basic fact. Alternatively, the appearance of this card may also imply the need to put your own interests first. This depends on the situation. If someone is taking advantage of you, you must get free. There comes a time when you need to take care of yourself first. You need to claim your rights.

Reversed Five of Swords Card Meaning

When the Five of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean a solution is on the way. It is peace, harmony, understanding, and finally moving on. It can also symbolize risky actions and being held accountable.

Five of Swords Card Love Meaning

The Five of Swords in a Tarot love reading is an indication of difficult times. If you're single, it can mean that you're attracting partners with a dark side. Be careful to keep safe, especially on first dates with strangers. If you're in a relationship, it can mean there's a lot of fighting and conflict.

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