Monday, November 28, 2011

5 of Swords

 I dealt three cards and asked for information about yesterday, today and tomorrow.  This is the third card.
The Five of Swords is a card of conflict.  In many decks it depicts one person holding 5 swords while defeated adversaries flee the field.  When it refers to the present the Five of Swords asks you to evaluate the conflict you are involved in and be sure that it is worth it to engage in the conflict at all.  Winning the battle and losing the war is a saying that comes to mind for the Five of Swords.

But I drew this card in a position of asking about the future and in that position this card can mean the end of a conflict.  One way or another it is over, time to move on.
I chose to depict this with the Shadowscape's Five of Swords rather than the Mystic Dreamer card, which is the deck I used.  The Shadowscape's card depicted the meaning of this card in this context in a better way to me.  While there is still some doubt as to the validity of the conflict, it is now over.

Shadowscapes Tarot

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