The Five of Swords represents conflict and disagreements. You may be aware of these issues developing, but they will soon come to a head.
The Five of Swords Tarot Card Keywords: Battles, Defeat, Competition, Retreat
Perhaps unspoken issues with your friends and family members have been hanging over you recently. Or, maybe there are underlying issues at work that are affecting your relationships with your colleagues.
Whatever the issues are, there is a battle ahead for you.
However, the Five of Swords suggests that this disagreement is based on miscommunication and stubbornness. Perhaps you believe that you need to get one up on those that have annoyed you, but will this actually solve anything? Remember that things are still lost, even when you win the battle.
It is time to work on communication and togetherness. Use your intellect right now to seek compromise with those that you are upset with. Talk it out, speak your truth, and work out how you can move forward.
The Five of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Meaning
When reversed, the Five of Swords reflects unnecessary conflict. Your happiness has been marred with silly arguments and falling outs. But, it is time to forgive and forget. These issues may feel important to you right now, but in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant.
You will soon realize that there are no rights and wrongs in this battle. It is time to work with the people you are fighting in order to get through this.
Forgive, let go, and move forward.