Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Five of Swords

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When pulled upright this card is about being in a conflict. It also could be about a disagreement with someone(s) which is creating a lot of tension in your relationship with them. It may appear that you’ve won right now but when you look at the big picture you may realize that you’ve actually lost because you have damaged your relationship with this person which has now isolated you. You may find that at the time you were more concerned with being right than understanding the other person’s point of view. Now you need to try and pick up the pieces and fix this relationship you’ve hurt. The conflict is still fresh so resentment hasn’t had time to fester. You need to decide what is most important to you, winning the argument or your relationship with said person. This card is also about a negative type of ambition. This is the kind of ambition that has no regard for others. It doesn’t care who it has to knock down to achieve it’s goal. This kind of ambition can leave you either a sore loser or a sore winner and nothing in between. This card reminds us to think about others and to let go of our egos.

When pulled in reverse this card is about wanting to forgive and forget the conflict that the five of swords in the upright position is referring to. This card shows that you have started to realize that winning isn’t always everything. Because of this you will be able to take all the energy you were investing in winning and put it towards something better. There is another interpretation of this card which is that the conflict you are experiencing is going to become more upsetting as you realize you all are going to lose.

Here is a tarot spread to help you organize your thoughts on a conflict you’re experiencing. First I would take the five of swords out of the deck and meditate on it while focusing on this conflict. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post! What has the five of swords been telling you? Let me know in the comments along with any other thoughts or questions you have. Make sure you stay tuned here, on twitter, and on my youtube channel as I’ll be posting about my trip to Salem in this next week! Until next time, Blessed Be!

Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Three of Cups

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When pulled upright this card is about happiness.The worries in your day to day life will go away from your mind and you will be able to spend some time with your friends and family. This card could be about a happy reunion with a friend from the past, relative you haven’t spoken to in years, or a loved one. This card may also be indicative of a celebration. It could be one for yourself or someone else. This celebration could be a wedding, birthday, graduation, etc. The three maidens depicted in the card symbolize your friends who you go to for love, compassion, and support. If you’ve been struggling socially this card may represent the end of those struggles.

When pulled in reverse this card is about not having the time to socialize with friends. You may be too caught up in school or work. This card can also be about you losing touch with old friends and as time goes by you may find you are growing apart from one another. As we get older we need to make sure we are still putting in an effort to maintain our friendships. This card could also mean that balance is lacking within your circle of friends. You may find that there is a lot of gossip and drama. Envy is probably a hidden problem your circle of friends are having and this may leave you feeling isolated.

Here is a nice little spread to help you figure out if the friendships in your life are good ones or negative ones. Before you start I would take out the three of cups and meditate on it while thinking about a certain friend you want to know about (or your circle of friends as a whole). After this, shuffle and pull your cards using your preferred method.

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