Drawing 10 Of Pentacles Card And 5 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 16 December 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 10 Of Pentacles card and 5 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 10 Of Pentacles card and 5 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords mean together?

The 10 Of Pentacles and The 5 Of Swords tarot card combination can mean a legacy of violence. It can suggest that you are facing a difficult situation, where you are being bullied, threatened, or in some way abused and don’t know how to get out of the situation. It might suggest that the inheritance you will leave behind is rife with conflict and pain, or that the legacy of your family is one of violence and abuse, with no way to escape. It could also indicate that you need to leave such a legacy behind, in order to create a better life for yourself and those around you.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

When you combine The 10 of Pentacles and The 5 of Swords, it reflects the idea of taking control of your love life in order to shape your future. The 10 of Pentacles suggests a secure, solid foundation for the future, whether this is in the form of an inherited legacy or a retirement. The 5 of Swords indicates a need to take charge of your life and protect yourself from those who may seek to do you harm.

It’s a reminder to take a stand against any form of abuse or aggression, from partners, family or friends, and to make sure that you have a safe space for love and connection. It can also indicate that you need to be aware of situations which could be manipulative or coercive. This combination of cards implies that in order to create a secure and loving romantic relationship, it’s essential to learn to recognize, protect, and value yourself.

This combination of cards suggests that the best way to create a secure foundation for the future is to take care of yourself first. This can include setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, understanding your own needs and desires, and making sure that your partner respects these boundaries. It is only through self-knowledge and self-care that you can form a lasting bond.

It also implies that you will need to stand up for yourself and protect yourself from other people’s manipulation and aggression. It is important to recognize when someone is trying to take advantage of you and make sure that you don’t allow it to happen. Ultimately, this combination of cards is a reminder to be your own best advocate.

What does 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 10 of Pentacles combined with the 5 of Swords suggests a difficult financial situation with a large element of conflict. This could be a situation where you feel like someone is trying to take something away from you, whether it’s in the form of theft or a bully. It could even point to an abusive relationship where someone is trying to limit your financial gains.

At the same time, the 10 of Pentacles points to legacy and retirement. You are looking for ways to create a legacy for your family and to secure your financial future. The 5 of Swords suggests that this will be far from easy and you may have to fight hard to protect what is yours and make sure that your vision is realized.

In terms of job prospects, the combination of these two cards suggests that you may need to face an uphill battle for success. You may have to stand up to bullies in the workplace and face an aggressive environment. You will need to be brave and resilient to achieve your goals in the world of work.

On the plus side, if you can persevere, the 10 of Pentacles suggests that your survival can eventually lead to a lasting legacy. You may find that your hard work is rewarded in the long run, and you can develop a secure financial future. Therefore, while it may not be easy, it is possible to make your dreams of financial stability and retirement a reality.

What does 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 10 of Pentacles tarot card and the 5 of Swords tarot card are two completely opposite cards that can represent something positive or something negative when they are together in a reading. On the one hand, the 10 of Pentacles tarot card can symbolize a legacy of financial security and the prospect of retirement, but it can also represent an inheritance that comes at a high cost. On the other hand, the 5 of Swords tarot card can represent a sense of powerlessness, either from having to deal with bullies, or from the consequences of theft and violence, or even abusive relationships.

When these two cards appear together in a reading, they can bring a strong message about the need to create a legacy that is based on positive habits and relationships. In terms of physical health, the 10 of Pentacles tarot card encourages us to take a long-term view and focus on consistently creating positive habits. We should be looking to the future and setting ourselves up for financial security by taking small steps every day that will help us reach our goals.

At the same time, the 5 of Swords tarot card reminds us to be mindful of the relationships and environments we are in, and look out for warning signs of any toxic behaviour or abuse. We should also be aware of any impulses that could lead us to become bullies, which can have serious consequences for our mental health, as well as for the people around us.

By combining these two tarot cards, we get a strong message about the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment for ourselves, both physically and emotionally. This means taking care of our physical health through regular exercise and healthy eating, as well as being mindful of our relationships and be sure to protect ourselves from any toxic behaviour. Only then can we create a legacy that will last for generations to come.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 10 Of Pentacles mean?

The 10 Of Pentacles Tarot card is a powerful symbol for wealth, family and legacy. It refers to the legacy of success in one’s life, whether it be through financial means, relationships or health.

For one’s health, the 10 Of Pentacles can represent putting in the effort to maintain good health in order to live a long and healthy life. It also signifies taking heed of wise counsel from those that have gone before, such as seeking medical advice and taking preventative measures to avoid illness.

For one’s finances, the 10 Of Pentacles can be interpreted as being smart with the money one earns. It may be a sign to save for the future, to invest wisely, and to give to charity. In addition, it may remind one to not only secure a comfortable retirement, but to leave a legacy of wealth to future generations.

In terms of relationships, the 10 Of Pentacles can represent a strong foundation of security and trust. It can be a reminder that relationships should be built on a trusting, honest and dedicated foundation. One should invest energy in order to ensure that their loved ones and family members are taken care of for many generations.

What does 5 Of Swords mean?

The 5 of Swords tarot card can be a very concerning omen when it comes to health, finances and relationships.

When it comes to the health of an individual, the 5 of Swords tarot card can mean that they may be dealing with a situation such as bullying, theft, violence and/or abuse. In this situation, they may need to seek professional help to help them cope with the situation and get them back on track. They may need to talk to a therapist or counsellor who can help them find ways to build their self-confidence and resilience so they can once again feel good about themselves and be able to stand up for themselves.

Financially, the 5 of Swords tarot card can indicate that a person is dealing with someone who is taking advantage of them or is being abusive in some way. This can mean that their finances are being drained from a situation where they are being taken advantage of, or someone is mishandling their finances by taking away their assets without permission. If a person finds themselves in this situation, they should speak up for themselves and take action to protect their money.

In relationships, the 5 of Swords tarot card can mean that a person is in an abusive relationship. This abuse can include physical, emotional, verbal or financial abuse, or any combination of these types of abuse. It is important to recognize this sign and to reach out to their support network or seek professional help to help them get out of the situation and find a healthier, more fulfilling relationship.

No matter what the situation is, the 5 of Swords Tarot card is an important reminder to take care of our mental, physical and financial health. If a person is feeling overwhelmed or is in an unsafe situation, they should not hesitate to get professional help in order to get back on track.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 10 Of Pentacles and 5 Of Swords has helped you.

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