Five of Swords Tarot Card

Happy Monday, everyone! I drew a card I hadn’t drawn yet with this new cloister deck! Neat! It’s a card of overcoming challenges. I can definitely use that. Let me know if you’d like me to draw a card for you!


Five of Swords
Traditional meaning: This card is about battles and how they can be rough. How sometimes if you focus too much on winning you can forget to compromise. Some interpretations of this card are that conflict is harmful. That by embarking on this fight you might have driven away those who were important to you. It’s time to think about mending the fences.


A key aspect of this card is a lack of communication. A core of this problem is not clearly explaining what you need and how you feel.


From another point of view, the Five of Swords is a card about making sure you do fight for what you care about. You need to take care of yourself. Ensure you are nurtured. Don’t let others take advantage of you.
Some things are worth fighting for.

Aquarian Deck Interpretation:

The warrior has won the battle. They are healthy and whole, having won without serious injury. The warrior is now gathering up the swords left behind by those who were defeated.


You can see two of the vanquished enemy soldiers leaving, dejected, in the background.


The sky is stormy – a sign of the conflict’s trouble. This was not an easy battle. But it is now done.

It is time to draw in a breath. To be at peace that the trouble is in the past. Calm and rest will come. The goals have been accomplished.

Cloister Deck Interpretation:

This is harder to see because of the dark colors. A person in green is gathering up swords – so far they have three. In the background are two figures slumped over. There are two swords lying, abandoned, on the ground between them. The conflict is over. The issue is resolved. Nobody is jumping around in celebration – this wasn’t an easy situation. But it is done with and it’s time to move on with life.

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