FIVE OF SWORDS – REVERSED
When reversed, the Five of Swords signifies the realization that you are fighting a losing battle. You may have fought this battle for ages now, but your opponent is headstrong and determined. Even if they feel that the battle has worn on too long, neither of you is willing to yield first. You may need to take the fall. Accept a gracious defeat and move on. Your energies would be better directed on more productive things. This position may also symbolize an old wound reopening. Something or someone from your past could be coming back to cause problems. Resolve your conflicts and try to move forward. You’ve lived through enough conflict and have earned your share of scars. Seek out situations where you no longer need to fight. Ask for forgiveness and apologize. Seek out collaboration in the future, not confrontation.