Tarot Cards Meanings - The Suit of Swords - The Five of Swords - meaning in detail

The Five of Swords - tarot card meaning in detail

The Five of Swords The Lord of Defeat

Numerical Value: 5
Astrological Associations: Taurus, Virgo

Full Meaning

The Five of Swords indicates a period in your life that must be managed carefully to achieve the best possible outcome. It is often difficult to remain objective; particularly when having lost an argument the victor has a habit of gloating. However with this card in your spread that is exactly what you should do. Arguments that may be a bit difficult to win shouldn't be fought, as it may prove better to walk away and learn from your experiences. This card also indicates that you should only take on board as much responsibility as you are both comfortable with and can cope with. The Five of Swords symbolizes tension, anxiety and frustrations that lead to arguments so compromise and the ability to listen are the key words here.

Traditional Symbolism

A disdainful man looks after two retreating and dejected figures. Their swords lie upon the ground. He carries two others on his left shoulder, and a third sword is in his right hand, point to earth. He is the master in possession of the field.

The Five of Swords summary.

The Five of Swords Card illustration.

The Suit of Swords.