The main message of The Five Swords is such that you may have been involved in a conflict, and the nature of this conflict is that no-one will win as the parties involved will sink to any levels to win. The result will be unhappiness and grief for both parties.
The Five of Swords signifies the boundaries and limitations we must all accept in certain life situations. There are times when no amount of willpower, struggle or fighting will change a situation. The only way to deal with it is to accept things as they are. This card reflects a situation in which we are powerless to do anything but accept and work with the
situation as it is. Spiritually, everything is as it should be – whether we like it or not.
It tells of a need to be aware of the negative aspects of your character that are surfacing and try to re-dress this by thinking and acting positively. Using positive affirmations in meditation may help you to feel more positive.
Denotes a need to regain one’s composure before stepping forward and going ahead with plans.