Five of Swords

When the Five of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it means that you or someone connected with you needs to look at the larger view of "self" instead of defining it narrowly. The larger view would involve those we love. It would also involve others we are connected to in the larger perspective. We need to involve the world in our "self." There is a need to understand and not ignore this very basic fact. Alternatively, the appearance of this card may also imply the need to put your own interests first. This depends on the situation. If someone is taking advantage of you, you must get free. There comes a time when you need to take care of yourself first. You need to claim your rights.

When the Five of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean a solution is on the way. It is peace, harmony, understanding, and finally moving on. It can also symbolize risky actions and being held accountable.