Five of Swords

Meaning of the Five of Swords Tarot Card

A warrior watches two men as they are retreating. He holds three of the swords while two more lay at his feet. He might have a prideful or scoffing look on his face.

Five of Swords Upright Meaning 

The Five of Swords is a card of conflict, usually a pretty intense one. There’s a warning to watch your back. Someone may be looking to take advantage of a weakness. Check on the surrounding cards to find out which direction the attack is coming from and what form it will take. You need to have your defense ready.

5 of Swords Upright Keywords: conflicts, bullies, untrustworthy people, malicious gossip, watch your back

Five of Swords Reversed Meaning

Seeing the Five of Swords reversed can indicate avoiding a conflict. You have figured out the drama llamas’ game and refused to play. It can also mean that in a situation where you have been slandered or accused of something, you were the one proven right in the end.

5 of Swords Reversed Keywords: being vindicated, avoiding drama, clearing your name, troublemakers exposed