Pride ✷ Humiliation ✷ Defeat
Some battles, whether you win them or not, cause you to lose a part of yourself.
Your pride led you to a confrontation of some kind, but you have been defeated, or you went too far in your attack and ended up causing more damage than you meant to. Perhaps you said something cruel to a loved one, or a message was not well-received. Perhaps in the interest of self-betterment, you engaged yourself in battle but ended up feeling more down about yourself than ever. The Five of Swords is a lesson hard-learned: your pride cannot come before your heart.
Written by Jenna Opsahl for the Divine Feminine Tarot Deck by Cocorrina