Your Chosen Card – Five of Swords Reversed Thoth Deck
When reversed, the Five of Swords suggests that you have been licking your wounds for too long. The time has come to confront your sense of defeat and humiliation and see if there is a way to effect reconciliation. Wallowing in self-pity only prolongs your hurt feelings and sense of inadequacy.
Keywords Reversed: Affront, rejection, hurtful humiliation, a painful parting of ways, hard feelings, wounded pride, meanness, slander, betrayal, loss, abandonment, dejection, defeat, anxiety, blame, feelings of inadequacy, Pyrrhic victory, gloating, poor sportsmanship, sorrow, mourning, licking your wounds, feeling slighted or abandoned, leaving without saying goodbye; alls fair in love and war.
Timing: 0 Aquarius10 Aquarius. Tropical, 20 January29 January. Sidereal, 13 February22 February.
Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus in the first decan of airy Aquarius, realm of the Waite King/Thoth Prince of Swords (Air of Air) and the Star (Aquarius). Venus is linked to the Empress.
Number Symbolism: 5 – instability, disruption, loss, crisis, tension, competition, conflict.
Etteilla: Loss, waste, decline, deprivation, affront, meanness, humiliation, degradation, setback, avarice, thief; (R) grief, mourning, despondency, distress, chagrin, bereavement, funeral rites, interment.
When Five of Swords is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Five of Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Five of Swords is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Five of Swords using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The accompanying table shows the Golden Dawns scheme of zodiac signs and planetary rulers for the pip cards. Some tarot readers use the range of dates assigned to each card as an aid to judging the timing of events in a spread. (In this table: W = Wands, P = Pentacles, S = Swords, and C = Cups.)
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Five of Swords suggests that you have been licking your wounds for too long. The time has come to confront your sense of defeat and humiliation and see if there is a way to effect reconciliation. Wallowing in self-pity only prolongs your hurt feelings and sense of inadequacy.
Complete Book of Tarot: At the end of the fifteenth century, the French conquered Milan and the Piedmont region of Italy. One of the spoils of this war was the Italian tarot deck, which the French brought back to their homeland. The city of Marseille on Frances Mediterranean coast became a center for the production of tarot cards and the origin of the Tarot of Marseille, which set the standard pattern for all subsequent tarot decks. As a result, todays tarot consists of:
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Complete Book of Tarot: Hidden or unconscious factors as opposed to the overt or conscious meanings of the upright card.