Understanding The Five Of Swords In A Love Tarot Reading
In a love tarot reading, the Five of Swords often brings news of sudden or abrupt change. Perhaps your relationship may suddenly be confronted with a disruptive event such as an expected visit from a family member or the need to make a move. The Five of Swords can indicate agitation or restless energy that, if left unchecked, could make your relationship vulnerable to outbursts of anger or a lack of appropriate communication.
Another important component of the Five of Swords tarot card is the potential for power struggles within your relationship. This may be a period where conflict is plentiful. You need to be careful that you and your partner are not using conflict as a means to get a false sense of intimacy or as a way to stimulate your relationship. Although making up after an argument can be a way for some couple to reconnect, it’s not a healthy solution for intimacy or communication. This may be the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to learn how to manage conflict together as a team.
Traditionally, the Five of Swords refers to winning, but with little reward. It’s considered to be an empty victory as the battle may have involved deceit, manipulation or vindictiveness. In some cases, it can reference self-righteous attitudes that only further exacerbate conflict or challenges between people. In love tarot, this manifests as one partner dominating the other, often failing to acknowledge the other persons needs and thinking only of themselves.
The appearance of the Five of Swords in a reading can indicate wrongful doings by a partner such as cheating or gambling. It can also represent situations around a particular couple such as bad gossip, a spiteful ex, slander or dishonest friendships. In many cases, its appearance certainly suggests that there are issues in your relationship. The primary concern is that too much focus is being placed on being right instead of being happy and healthy. This may be the time to seek out counseling to help work out communication styles and get your relationship back on track.
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