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What Do the Sword Cards Mean?


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Five of Swords
What Do the Sword Cards Mean?

Did you say or do something hurtful? That's what the Five of Swords often means.

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Five of Swords

When the Five of Swords appears, this is typically indicative of hurt feelings. It's time to mend fences and admit when you've wronged someone. Sometimes, this card can indicate a betrayal as well - do you trust everyone who's around you? Should you? Ask questions to figure out what's going on, but remember that doing so discreetly and with caution will get you farther than running in with guns blazing.

Five of Swords, Reversed

When the Five of Swords appears in reverse, it can indicate someone who won't let go of an argument, even when they've won! The fight is over, you've made your point, and everyone knows your opinion. Now you need to move on, and stop beating a dead horse. And don't gloat.

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