The Five of Swords is the card of conflicts, arguments, disputes, fights, and stress. The card shows a man picking up three swords from the ground. Behind him, two men are walking away from their swords. A battle has been fought and lost. There is conflict and strife. Even though the fighting has stopped for the time being, the air has not been cleared.
The Five of Swords reminds us that conflict is a part of every relationship. Wherever there are people, conflict will always exist. Conflict can even be beneficial to a relationship, as it establishes boundaries and tells us when our needs are not being met. However, it is how we respond to conflict that matters. Conflicts can explode into strife, but they can also be worked through amicably.
If you are asking about how someone sees you, and you draw the Five of Swords, that means this person sees you as an irritant. They are filled with stress, anger, and irritability. Everything around them affects them strongly as they are a little sensitive. They see you as someone they have not been getting along with well. There is some tension that needs to and can be settled between you two.
The Five of Swords means that they see you as someone that makes them feel like they are wrong. They want to be right. Being wrong greatly annoys them. They see you as a threat to their confidence and make them rethink their relationship goals. They rather win arguments with you than find a solution to the problem.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Swords is a sign that they see you as a stress factor. They are not ready to start a relationship. They are at a difficult point in their lives. Some of their stress may or may not have to do with you, but they may be blaming it all on you. They see you as a scapegoat for their problems. They see you as someone they can place all of their problems on because it makes them feel better.
For existing relationships, the Five of Swords means that they see you as an obstacle in life. They have deep love for you and the relationship has created a strong bond between you two, but many things are no longer working out. Stress and anger run rampant in the relationship. Issues must be solved if the relationship has any chance at continuing in a pure loving manner.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Swords shows that they see you as someone that created an angering life situation for them. The breakup destroyed their life and they have yet to recover from it. Their ego gets in the way often. The relationship cannot restart until each party’s ego’s are silenced and you are genuine with each other.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Swords means that they see you as someone that lacks fundamental components of marriage. This makes them shy away from the idea. They may have no problem committing to you, but permanent marriage scares them until they see you as a person with the necessary qualities.
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If you are asking about how someone sees you, and you draw the Five of Swords reversed, that means this person sees you as someone they want to move on from. They see you as a loss in life, and they want to cut the losses and move on. They do not want to be bogged down by losing relationships in their life. They want to surrender, but there is hope for the relationship if you fight hard enough to keep them.
The Five of Swords reversed means that they see you as that harnesses pain in their life. They want to let go of all things that cause and channel pain in their life, and this includes their relationships. They are lost on how to be in a relationship without elements of pain. Until they figure it out, they prefer to be alone.
For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Five of Swords reversed is a sign that they see you as someone they have failed to connect with. They do not see the friendship going much further for a relationship to start. The spark is absent. You get along well, but transitioning into a romantic relationship does not work. It is possible that it will come with time, but for now it is not working out.
For existing relationships, the Five of Swords reversed means that they see you as a symbol of defeat. They feel utterly defeated after months or years of your relationship. They are overcome with sadness and regret. They see you as someone they have fought so hard for but all of the work never had any positive return.
If you are asking about an ex’s intentions, the Five of Swords reversed shows that they see you as a justified breakup. You both know the relationship was not working out. This is completely understandable, because not every relationship can last forever. They see it as a better idea to break up and brace the small amount of pain rather than keeping the relationship going and suffering immense amounts of pain.
In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Five of Swords reversed means that they see you as a negative. This means they are not thinking about marriage. Rather, they are thinking about how to fix or end the relationship. They want to cut losses even if it means losing you. You must put in the right amount of work if you want marriage to be even a slight possibility.
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For relationships and feelings, the Five of Swords represents conflict. Conflict will always exist, wherever people exist. Conflict is important, because it tells us when something is not right. It’s how we deal with conflict in relationships that matters. The choice is on us, whether we want to take it as an opportunity to explode or see it as potential to grow.
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