Tarot Cards

Minor Arcana - Swords

The Five of Swords

The Five of Swords

Keyword: Defeat

Meaning: Failure and loss. Defeat in battle, a conflict will go against you. Cut your losses and swallow your pride. You may have to back track and start again. The course you are on will bring nothing but misery. You must accept that a change of direction is necessary.

Reversed Meaning: QStubborn pride and a refusal to give in, even when all is lost. Attendance at a funeral is a traditional interpretation.