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Five of Swords

Five of Swords - Tarot Card Meanings

Keywords: war, hostility, dishonesty, severity, conquest, theft, victory, hurt

General meaning: Never a good card to see in a reading because this is the victory through deceit.  Shady actions lead to pain.  Hostile takeover.  Taking that which doesn’t belong to you.  Sneaky, underhanded methods. Winning at all costs, with no regard for who gets hurt.  Sore winners.  Dirty tricks.  War or politics (including nasty office politics).  Treacherous, triflin’ shit disturbers. Untrustworthy.  Divide ‘n conquer. Violence.  To the victors go the spoils. Rip off. Bullies.

Reversed:  All lies come out in the open.  Getting caught.  The end of a conflict.  Truce.  Fronting out a faker.  Evil plans thwarted.  Helping victims.  Amnesty.  Making shit right again.  Being real.  Storm clouds passing.  The end to a war in sight.  Staying on your side of the fence.  Staking out territory. Walking away from a no-win situation.  Peace after a violent act.

Affirmation:  No matter what is happening around me, I stand strong in my truth.

Theme song: “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2

Journaling prompt:  When have you been completely blindsided by someone else’s actions?  How do you handle conflict – especially conflict that may involve violence or dishonesty?  Have you ever used underhanded means to achieve a victory?  Journal it out, dawg.


Who you hanging with?
Whose yo crew?
Can you trust them dawgs
Or will they screw you?
Things seem fine
Then you turn yo back
They mad doggin’ you
And be acting whack
If you wasting yo time
With a triflin’ bunch
Don’t be shocked
By that sucka punch
Step off dat trip
You don’t need no war
Leave the sneaks behind
Show them the door
They acting all gully
But you know the truth
They only talk tough
To get approved
Brush yo shoulders off
Do better than that
Shake them off
Bein’ fo real is where it’s at.


© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014


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