5 OF SWORDS

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5 of Swords

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KEY WORDS
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Upright: Argumentative, defeat, conflict, tension, ego

Reversed: Resolution, mediation, flexible, reflection

KEY SYMBOLS
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Five, swords, water, clouds, mountain

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CARD MEANING
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UprightThis card  in a drawing represents fighting or defending against an attack.  It could point to fighting against something or fighting for something.  Either way, the focus is on winning the fight at all costs, ignoring what may be best, for the sake of the victory.  When this card comes up, it is time to back away from an argument and reassess.  What are you fighting for?  Is it worth it?  You may be stubbornly avoiding the truth for the sake of being right.  The 5 of Swords can also represent aggressive or defensive thoughts which are creating an internal division, distracting you from who you really are.  This card can point to betrayal, or a sneak attack of sorts, by someone close to you.  Pay attention to those around you as they may be sneakily sabotaging your efforts.

ReversedIf this card is pulled in a reverse position, it is pointing to the time after a fight when you reflect back on what was done or said.  You have calmed yourself and are able to think more clearly.  You are at a point when you can put your ego aside and open yourself up to outside perspectives which originally threatened you.  It points to a softening of the heart and a desire to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.  This card may represent a need or desire to seek professional counsel or mediation to heal situations you were previously attempting to handle on your own.

NUMEROLOGY
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The number 5 represents expansiveness and growth.  It points to positive changes stemming from challenge or struggle.  The number 5 refers to breaking out of old routines and making way for the new in one’s life.

In a positive light, the number 5 refers to expansion, action, will power, drive, creative vision, thinking outside of the box, curiosity, freedom, and resourcefulness.

In a negative light, the number 5 points to restlessness, dissatisfaction, boredom, impatience, haste, and lack of commitment. Save

RELATED CHAKRA
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The Throat Chakra represents communication, clarity, and growth.  It governs our ability to effectively communicate our thoughts and feelings, strengthens our inner voice (intuition) and enhances our logic. Tarot cards related to this chakra have to do with communication, conversations, truth, authority, and clarity.

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