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Article: Tarot - Five of Swords 
5th-Nov-2006 01:58 pm

Tarot - Five of Swords

Appearance

A man looks with scorn at two departing dejected figures1 whose two swords lie on the ground.2 A third and fourth sword rest against the man’s shoulder as he carries them, and he holds a fifth in his right hand with its point toward the ground.3 In the background, the sky is filled with storm clouds.4

Upright

Defeat.5 Conquest of others.6 Degradation.7 Destruction.8 Dishonor,9 infamy.10

Reversed

Chance of loss or defeat,11 weakness.12 Empty victory.13 Burial.14

References

Gray, Eden. A Complete Guide to the Tarot. Bantam ed. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1972.

---. Mastering the Tarot. New York: Signet, 1973.

---. The Tarot Revealed. New York: Signet, 1969.

Kaplan, Stuart R. The Encyclopedia of Tarot. Vol. 1. New York: U.S. Games Systems, 1978. 327-336.

Waite, Arthur Edward. The Pictorial Key to the Tarot. Blauvelt, NY: Steinerbooks, 1971.


1 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46, The Tarot Revealed 92; Waite, 244

2 Gray, The Tarot Revealed 92; Waite, 244

3 Gray, The Tarot Revealed 92; Waite, 244

4 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46, The Tarot Revealed 92

5 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46; Kaplan 333 Waite, 244

6 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46, The Tarot Revealed 92; Kaplan 333

7 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46; Kaplan 333; Waite, 244

8 Kaplan 333; Waite, 244

9 Gray, A Complete Guide 112; Kaplan 333; Waite, 244

10 Kaplan 333; Waite, 244

11 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46, The Tarot Revealed 92; Kaplan 333

12 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, The Tarot Revealed 92; Kaplan 333

13 Gray, A Complete Guide 112, Mastering the Tarot 46

14 Gray, A Complete Guide 112; Kaplan 333; Waite 244

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