Five of Swords: A man in the foreground holding three swords looks mighty pleased with himself. Two other swords lie discarded on the ground near his feet. In the far distance a man appears to be crying by the water’s edge whilst yet another heads in his direction as if to offer comfort. Storm clouds fill the sky. Some kind of argument has clearly occurred leaving both a winner, a loser and the man in between.
The number five represents struggle street. Swords are our thoughts and words. In real life swords can cause a lot of damage when used as a weapon. And we all know from experience that the saying ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’ is a wishful one. Just like swords words can wound. Deeply.
Getting this card in a reading suggests you are involved in some kind of power struggle. And the question always is: Who do you identify with most in the card?
If you see yourself as the winner this card suggests you may need to take a long hard look at yourself. Reassess the cost of your victories (like, your soul, man.)
If you see yourself as the loser this card suggests you might need to try another way because you’re not going to win this battle head on.
And if you are the one offering comfort, bless you.
So. Which one are you? The bully or the victim or the one caught in between?