Action: Five of Swords

Five of Swords represents victory at a cost, defeat, and betrayal. The image of the man holding three swords while leaving behind two suggests that the querent has won a victory, but it came at a cost and left them feeling empty.

This card can indicate that the querent has won a battle, but it was not worth the cost. It could also indicate that the querent has lost a battle and is feeling defeated, or that they have been betrayed by someone close to them. The card can also represent a sense of being outsmarted or outmaneuvered by someone else, or that the querent has acted in a deceitful or underhanded manner. It also suggests that the querent should be aware of the potential for future conflicts or betrayals.


Shame, failure, loss, cowardice.


Selfishness, weakness, false pride.

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