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

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 10 January 2023
  • 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 Judgment card and 5 Of Swords card together in particular.

The Judgment 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 Judgment and 5 Of Swords mean together?

The Judgment tarot card and the 5 of Swords card when interpreted together suggest that it is time to look within and strive for clarity in your life. Embrace the wake-up call and assess the situations you are dealing with in your life. This may involve recognizing and leaving behind any abusive relationships that you may be in. It is also a reminder to stand up to any bullies or injustices that you may encounter. Ultimately, take a moment to reflect on what your life’s purpose is and make a decision to pursue it.

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

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

When the Judgment card and the Five of Swords appear together in a love reading, you may be facing the painful truth that a relationship is no longer healthy. The Judgment card is a powerful symbol of clarity, with a strong call to action. You may feel like you are being woken up and shown what really lies between yourself and your partner. This might mean coming to terms with the fact that a relationship is toxic or abusive. The Five of Swords is a sign of bullying or an atmosphere of tension and aggression that is hindering any kind of meaningful connection or growth.

The Judgment and the Five of Swords together might mean that it is time to come to a final decision about your relationship, and to be honest with yourself and your partner. You may need to accept that a relationship has run its course, and that the best thing to do is to go your separate ways. This acknowledgement can be difficult, but it is important to move into a situation that is better for both of you.

The Judgment and the Five of Swords also call on you to focus on your life’s purpose. It might be time to turn your attention away from a relationship that is no longer healthy, and to shift your focus to the things that bring you joy and fulfillment. It’s not easy to assess a situation objectively and to make the decision that is right for you. But by seeking clarity and following your life’s purpose, you will open yourself up to new opportunities and begin to build a life that is truly meaningful and fulfilling.

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

When The Judgment tarot card appears alongside The 5 Of Swords card, it often portends an impending clash of wills. Whether at work or in your personal life, a situation where compromise looks increasingly unlikely is likely on the horizon. Perhaps it is time that you embrace a final decision on the matter, as attempting to remain on the fence will only lead to a stalemate.

While The Judgment tarot card implies that you should seek clarity and come to terms with your life’s purpose, it can also suggest that it is time to be persistent, decisive, and assertive. The 5 Of Swords card, on the other hand, speaks to a more aggressive energy and can indicate an issue with bullies or theft, or the need to maneuver around violent or abusive relationships. In terms of finances and job, this could mean having to work carefully and protect your interests against those who would threaten them.

The best way to proceed is to focus on the decisions that need to be made, not asking for permission to do so. Avoid getting caught up in minor skirmishes and power games. This is a time to stay vigilant and make sure that no one is taking advantage of you. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to stand up and make a bold but necessary decision. In the end, this is the only way to get you closer to your goals and to finding the clarity you seek.

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

When The Judgment and The 5 Of Swords tarot cards show up together in a reading about your health, it could be a wake-up call that something in your life is off-balance. The Judgment card emphasizes the need for understanding and clarity, so it is essential that you look carefully at the dynamics of your relationships—and that includes any relationships that involve bullying, theft, violence, or abuse.

The Judgment card asks you to think deeply about your life’s purpose. What are you doing that is truly fulfilling? What are your goals, and are you taking actions to support them? If a relationship you’re in is unhealthy, it’s possible that it’s preventing you from achieving your true potential.

The 5 Of Swords is a reminder that it is never okay to tolerate or accept abuse of any kind. You have the right to live a life free of fear, free of harm, and free of manipulation. If you are being bullied, stolen from, or physically or emotionally abused, it’s time to make a stand.

The Judgment tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card together signify that you must make a conscious decision to change the dynamics of your relationships. It’s not easy to make a break from unhealthy relationships, but it is necessary to maintain your physical, mental, and emotional health. Embrace your life’s purpose, and take steps to create a better future for yourself.

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 Judgment 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 Judgment mean?

Health: The Judgment tarot card is a reminder to pay attention to our physical and mental health. Take time out to relax and take care of yourself. Create supportive health habits, such as getting enough sleep, eating well, exercising, and learning to manage stress. Be open to receiving guidance from a spiritual or medical practitioner, or even a friend or family member, to support your path to optimum health.

Finances: The Judgment card encourages you to assess your financial situation. Look at your spending and saving habits, set financial goals, and make plans for achieving them. You may be asked to make difficult decisions when it comes to your finances, such as taking on a second job, downsizing your lifestyle, or changing your spending habits. However, ultimately these decisions should leave you feeling more in control and more on track to achieving your financial desires.

Relationships: The Judgment card reminds us to take stock of our relationships. Are they healthy and supportive? Do they bring you joy and fulfillment? Are there any toxic relationships that need to be cut out of your life? It also can remind you to stay true to yourself, and trust your inner wisdom when it comes to your relationships. If you’re considering a significant relationship, such as marriage, The Judgment tarot card is a reminder to think about your decision carefully, but also to be open to what the universe has in store for you.

What does 5 Of Swords mean?

The 5 Of Swords Tarot card is a symbol of power and control, where one person is in a dominant position over another. In this sense, it can reflect situations where reflection, respect and love do not exist, and bullying, theft, violence and abusive relationships are present.

The message of the 5 Of Swords Tarot card is that it’s time to take a stand against the injustice that’s occurring, or the situation is likely to become even more toxic.

When it comes to health, the 5 Of Swords Tarot card suggests that someone is taking advantage of you in some way. Perhaps they’re draining you emotionally or physically, or taking advantage of your resources without giving back. In this case, it’s wise to take a step back from the situation and reassess what’s going on. It’s also important to find a way to express yourself honestly and clearly, so that the other person knows what’s acceptable and what’s not.

For finances, the 5 Of Swords Tarot card suggests that you should be extra careful to not get taken advantage of. Keep a detailed accounting of your finances and make sure that you have the necessary safeguards in place to ensure that you don’t get taken for a ride.

Finally, in relationships, the 5 Of Swords Tarot card means that someone is taking advantage of your kindness or good nature. If you’re in an abusive or controlling relationship, it’s important to reach out for help and make sure that you don’t become a victim. On the other hand, if you’re in a healthy relationship, the 5 Of Swords Tarot card is a reminder to make sure that no one is taking advantage of your kindness.Setting clear boundaries is key, and doing so can help prevent the relationship from becoming toxic.


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 Judgment and 5 Of Swords has helped you.