5 OF VOICES
— feelings of defeat —
FIVE OF VOICES (SWORDS) TAROT CARD MEANING
THE 5 OF VOICES TAROT MESSAGE
fighting, winning at all costs, a time to extend an olive branch, seeing what’s really important, failure, loss, being hurt, bullying
Sometimes when we lose, we win. And sometimes when we win, we lose. Define what winning means to you… not just the end goal but also define how you will feel, and how others around you feel. And make some boundaries around what you will do (or not do) in order to get there.
EXPERIENCING the Tarot 5 OF VOICES
The 5 of Voices hears loveless winning sounding through the air:
1) I, alone, am going to win
2) I am the only one who really deserves this
3) It doesn’t matter who gets in my way
4) Nothing – and no one – will stop me. Get out of my way
5) I don’t care what it takes. All I see is the prize
The Muse of the 5 of Voices looks down, reflecting back how often we forget to think about the things that are the most important to us when we strive to win. Sometimes, we forget about how we should act, and we forgo our better interests – our integrity, our balance, our light – in order to come out on top. The Muse watches those who do things that they aren’t proud of, choosing tiny victories over their own evolution. She knows that it can feel as if our reason for existing is to climb a ladder that goes… now wait… where does it really go? With laser precision, she illuminates the solitude, frustration, anger or sadness that can keep us in the state of needing to win and needing to be right. She illuminates any ‘not enoughness’ that fuels our desire to feel successful, beautiful, accepted… and at the top of our game. She reveals the scarcity that keeps us wanting to be ‘better than’ – and she offers a chance to step off the hamster wheel and to look at your surroundings in a new light. ‘What costs are you paying to win? And what fallout is associated with those costs?’ And for those who have lost, or who have felt any injustice, shame or inadequacy around an unrequited desire to triumph, she asks you to remember that everything you can glean from your loss will set you up for better opportunities in the future. We succeed when we decide we can improve, and she asks you to remain mindful of the things that really matter: connection, trust, truth, honesty, integrity… being able to forgive and being compassionate… helping those who are part of your team and always striving to be the very best version of yourself. This is how we win… at life.
Imagine yourself meditating in front of the 5 of Voices. When do you lose by winning? And when do you win by losing? She will open her eyes and reveal her stories to you.
Write a list to celebrate your wins. And another list to celebrate your losses… where do they connect? In those moments of connection, the keys to improvement and understanding live hiding in plain sight.