Five of Swords
man stands holding three swords. Two more lie at his feet having
been discarded by fleeing opponents. He looks saddened, as though
it was a hollow victory. At his side stands a large white attack
unfair victory is as hollow as defeat.
failure or win against an unmatched opponent has left you demoralised.
Trickery, manipulation and unfair tactics have been used either
against or by you, but you must accept the outcome and move
gossip, weakness, humiliation).
to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism
to assist readers and made it far more similar to the Rider-Waite
card. The main difference between this and the RW card is that
I've added an attack dog to symbolise that the victor had an
advantage over his opponents. Also, the victor in mine looks
disappointed or at least impassive rather than smiling, as the
RW expression didn't seem quite appropriate to me - I guess
the RW victor is meant to look smug?