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Five of Swords Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Five of Swords from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

Organization. Readiness.

Reversed

Threat of violence.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enemy triumphs at last moment.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An attack on the fortune of the Querent.

Reversed

A sign of sorrow and mourning.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Mourning, Sadness, Affliction

Reversed

Losses Trouble (same signification, whether reversed or not.)

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

you will have sleepless nights from joy. If you drink a glass of water every morning, fasting, you will obtain your wish. Great things are at hand; a time of trial will come, but if you lose not courae, the worst will soon be over.