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2 Card Tarot Spread

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The Five of Swords tarot card
The Page of Pentacles tarot card

Card reading

The Five of Swords

If you have received the Five of Swords in your reading, then you are experiencing evidence at this time that you are having a hard time communicating your ideas to others.

This is the card that is known for ‘writing stories’ in your head that don’t really exist in real life. Really what is happening is you are feeling self-conscious, and you have come up with reasons in your mind to believe that others are out to get you. This is also the card of a pointless battle, one that could have easily been sorted out by communication and understanding, as well as listening to the actual words of those around you instead of guessing or thinking that you know what they are trying to say. Right now, it is becoming difficult to make decisions because you have yourself so tangled in what someone ‘might’ think, when in reality, what they ‘might’ think is none of your business. Anything that is not vocally communicated is painstaking and speculative and is an unhealthy waste of your time.

The image of the 5 of Swords in the deck is depicted with a person who has captured the swords of his adversaries who are leaving, rejected and lost. There are storm clouds in the background. This card shows that you might be the conqueror or the conquered. But neither position has actually won. This battle was pointless, it was unfair and it was full of cowardliness. Basically, this is not one of the higher points of your life. Your inner feelings of inadequacy are weighing down on you heavily and whether you succeeded or lost, you have an unshakable sense of humiliation. Now you must rely even more heavily than normal on your inner voice because others are definitely going to have something negative to say about you. Consider how your thoughts are influencing your daily life. As spiritual creatures, we know that what we think is what we create, so if you are spending most of your time focusing on what someone is thinking or saying about you then how much of this is being created by your own internal machinations?

What you must do at this time is attempt to trust and that you have the wisdom to move passed this unsavory time of your life. Push through the fears that you have created in your mind and fill it up instead with the successes that you wish to accomplish as well as the joys that surround you on a daily level. You must allow yourself to see all of the possibilities all around you instead of coming up with reasons why nothing is going to help you. Cut out all forms of negative thinking and affirm the visualizations that bring you happiness. Trying to make others believe that you are right is not going to help you or change anyone’s mind. You are missing the point, that to have happiness, you must remove all possibilities that exist in your mind that believes that anyone else can make your life right or wrong for you. You are the only person in this equation who actually matters. Ask for spiritual strength to bring you guidance. Your most painstaking dilemma at this time is discovering how to keep the order and discipline in your life as your foundation while also making changes to better your circumstances. Meditate on this and know that your stability is inside of you, you cannot find it anywhere else.

The Five of Swords in Love

When the Five of Swords becomes present in a reading about love or relationships, you are stuck in a cycle of fighting needlessly to get your point across. This is symbolic for those in relationships who spend more time fighting then loving, and in a single person’s life this is representative of unwillingness to learn from past mistakes. You spend so much time worrying about what others think or feel about you that you never get anything done. You must push past this phase for it is a phase that keeps you uninvolved as well as unhappy. The point in love is for you and someone else to be able to express themselves ultimately as equals in the relationship. If you are focusing more on their faults, or they are focusing more on what your faults then neither of you is being productive. You must consider now whether it is worth it to keep fighting in this manner. Right now no one is winning.

The Five of Swords in Health

In Health, the Five of Swords is telling you that you are worrying way too much about the potential of health hazards and diseases. This level of over-worrying is making it impossible for you to experience all that life has to offer. Perhaps you are afraid of letting this go, because you might hurt or injure yourself. But remember: Life is for living, not for staying indoors preoccupying yourself with what MIGHT happen should you go outside. You need to get outside, strengthen your muscles both physically and mentally. Doing so will create a sense of health and wellness that you have only dreamed of.

The Five of Swords in Work and Wealth

The Five of Swords in your Work life is representative of interoffice drama. Currently you are stuck in the little tiny world of your coworkers and there is a negative energy around you that is feeding on itself by promoting gossip and lack of productivity. There is a whole world outside of this small microcosm. Now is the time to break out of this unhealthy routine and push for new experiences that are enlivened with the breath of non-dramatic fun.

reversed five of swords

Reversed Meaning - Five Of Swords

When you have received the Five of Swords in the reversed position you are experiencing despair and defeat. Do you see how your mind perpetuates pessimism and doubt? You are stuck in a cycle of believing that nothing good is ever going to happen for you. Therefore you are fighting yourself constantly and losing. The change necessary here does not happen overnight, but it is time for you to let go of what is inhibiting you. Your attachment to ego is overdeveloped and you are becoming passive aggressive due to current situations emulating old ones. You are recreating a history now in which you may be hurt again, specifically because you never let the old go to begin with. You must confront the fear of the old, learn from it and heal or you will continue to perpetuate the same issues over and over again in a never ending cycle of misery.

Upright Five of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Selfishness
  • Feeling trapped in hostility
  • Looking after yourself
  • Gloating
  • Going for the win
  • Rejecting advice
  • Self-centred

Reversed Five of Swords Meanings in Keywords

  • Lack of order
  • Lack of commitment
  • Toxic relationships
  • Choosing a side
  • Conflicts and fights
  • Acting immoral
  • Misguidance

The Page of Pentacles

The Suit of Pentacles is a suit that not only represents finances, abundance and money, but it is also a symbol of abundance, home and the nurturing of the Mother Earth.

When the Page of Pentacles appears in your reading, you are developing a respect for learning and new ideas; you are a young scholar, typically introverted despite your best efforts to the contrary. You prefer the solace of being alone, over being distracted from your work by all of the dramas of the world. You have a head for time management and you are careful. You can also be physically resourceful, predictable, equipped with good instincts. You are blessed with the inspiration of spirit that drives you to listen to all that you possess instinctively. You are also enthusiastic, amusing and playful. Often when this card arrives you are going to be getting good news or messages about money, work, finances, or some other kind of support that you have been waiting to hear about. This is the card that recognizes how hard that you have been working and therefore will bring good tidings to you.

In the Rider Waite deck, the Page of Pentacles is depicted as a young prince or princess, standing in a field looking at the pentacles that appear to float above. In this you are still a student, pondering the ways of this world, but you are also careful as well as diligent. Right now you are in a time in your life where you are learning to master your creative energy and you are enjoying everything that you are learning.

You work hard in your studies and the joy that you acquire by experiencing this kind of studying is like a reciprocal cycle. You are capable of pursuing an activity with a level of innocent fascination; you care less about the rewards and are enjoying the game of learning. Now is the time to focus on your own inner child that has just been aching to get out for you will tap into a part of your creative mind that will grow stronger because of this. Take some time to enjoy what you are doing; this is a time of life to revel in. When the good news comes in, it will change a lot of the way that you are doing things now, so you should be grateful for this time that you have. Enjoy the process.

The Page of Pentacles in Love

The Page of Pentacles is a card of newness and innocence, therefore this kind of energy is being applied to your love life now. There is an overall level of searching that you have been participating in and sometimes it feels like you are never going to get anywhere. You feel as though there is no one who really understands you on any kind of real level. This has been an overwhelming time for you. The Page of Pentacles is telling you to take a break; it doesn’t always have to be so serious. The pursuit of love should be fun, not so dramatic and especially not so much work. Spend some time just playing around with the people that you meet for a time.

Do not make an instant, deep, romantic, connection. Get to know new people as friends first, see if you can play with them and go off and do something fun. If you can play with them then you know that they will probably benefit your life experience overall. The Page reminds you to educate yourself: One person cannot give you everything all at once, they can give you parts and fill some needs, but you must fulfill the desires that you have in and of yourself. You can have a variety of different kinds of relationships with friends, families and lovers that will give your life a more rounded perspective from which to hold meaning. But for now, go outside, and play in a park with friends. It will make you feel better.

The Page of Pentacles in Health

The Page of Pentacles is showing up in your reading about health to let you know that you are entering in a cycle where you are going to be reconnecting to a youthful and healthy time of your life. You have been feeling particularly old, physically and emotionally. But this card is appearing in the spread to bless you with the youthful energies that will heal your entire body. Take advantage of this time and enjoy yourself.

The Page of Pentacles in Work and Wealth

In your work experience, news is coming of an opportunity that you will be able to pursue due to the fact that you have been training and educating yourself for just this very possibility. If you have the opportunity to acquire further training in your job situation, now is the time to take that so that you can make yourself more hirable in the business world. Either way right now is a great time to put your expertise to good use.

The Page Of Pentacles Tarot Card Reversed

Reversed Page of Pentacles in a reading

If the Page of Pentacles appears in the reversed position. You have become unpredictable and out of touch with your intuition. You are not feeling that your input is being appreciated by those around you right now and that is highly discouraging for you at this point. Now you must try to understand the way that you feel so that you can learn why it matters so much to you to feel appreciated to the extent that being underappreciated throws your whole cycle off. Sometimes unfavorable news comes as a result of being so caught up in the beliefs of others, so try not to become too combative.  You must maintain receptivity to your desires at this time in order to solve the major problems that exist in your life and the way that you feel about relationships. Try to relax. For now, the difficult task has been completed. Become centered and trust that the power of your higher source energy and guides will better your situation.

Upright Page of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Man or woman under the age of 40
  • Studying
  • New opportunities
  • Make new plans
  • Experienced at work
  • Practical 
  • Trusting others

Reversed Page of Pentacles Meanings in Keywords

  • Goals lost
  • Break from routine
  • Work harder in life
  • Distractions