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Five of Swords Art and Meaning

Alleged Tarot Deck

About the Deck

A modern digital cartoon deck featuring traditional symbolism in a whimsical stick-figure style.

Provenance

Damian Cugley. Web, 2002. Used with permission of the artist.

Meaning of Five of Swords from the Alleged Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

defeat, humiliation

Reversed

humiliation, bullying, deception

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.