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

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 9 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 The Tower card and 5 Of Swords card together in particular.

The The Tower 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 The Tower and 5 Of Swords mean together?

The Tower tarot card in combination with the 5 of Swords tarot card suggests that unwanted change, ruin, upheaval and violence is coming your way, likely due to confrontation with bullies and abusive relationships. This could be a physical or emotional battle that you are faced with, and potential financial or personal losses. It is a warning that you should take proactive steps to protect yourself from this situation, to avoid further losses and to avert any further damaging effects on your life. Be mindful of your safety, and do not let yourself be guilted into accepting the terms offered by any bullies.

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

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

When the The Tower and The 5 Of Swords Tarot cards come up together in your love life, it can be a sign of an abusive relationship. It’s possible that you are the victim of a bully or that you are in a situation where your partner is abusing you in some way. The Tower card could be a warning of violence or humiliation while the 5 Of Swords suggests that your partner is taking advantage of you and might even be stealing from you. The combination of these two cards is a symbol of a tumultuous relationship that you need to get out of as soon as possible.

This combination of cards can also be an indication that change is in the air. Your relationship is going through a period of major upheaval and the cards are telling you that it’s time to move on. It could be that the relationship itself is coming to a close, or it could be that you yourself need to make a change. Whatever the case, the changes that are coming are likely to cause you some discomfort, but in the end, they will be for the best.

Finally, these cards can also be a warning to take extra care with any potential partners in the near future. This could be an indication that you are more likely to be drawn to partners who are manipulative or abusive. Make sure to be aware of the warning signs, and don’t be afraid to walk away if you find yourself in a similar situation. With the right precautions and a focus on self-care, you can create a better future for yourself in love.

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

When The Tower tarot card and The 5 Of Swords are drawn together, it can mean a financial and job situation filled with unwanted changes, ruin, and upheaval. It is a warning that someone or something is trying to take advantage of you and take away something that is rightfully yours. This can mean your job is at risk, or it could be a sign of an abusive relationship that is inflicting an unfair financial burden.

As far as finances are concerned, the tarot combo could be a sign of theft or a bully trying to strong-arm you. If you have investments or multiple sources of income, you may find yourself being bullied or coerced into giving it all up in one lump sum. It could also mean someone trying to convince you to take out a loan to cover expenses, when you don’t have the means to pay back the debt.

Job security is also an issue with this tarot combo. You may be at risk of being wrongfully terminated, or you may be forced to accept a demotion or a pay cut. The Tower tarot card can also mean unwanted changes to the job duties or the environment, so you may find yourself in an uncomfortable situation without any way to remedy it.

Although these tarot cards may seem daunting, with the right attitude and reassessment of the situation, you can eventually turn it around. You just need to stay calm and collected, and avoid any rash decisions that could make the situation worse. It’s also important to familiarize yourself with your rights, and to be aware of any loopholes or “gray areas” that you can use to your advantage.

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

The Tower tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card combined represent chaotic change, upheaval, destructive relationships, physical or emotional violence, and ruin. When combined, these two cards point to a dangerous and alarming situation where health is at risk.

The Tower card often represents serious physical trauma or illness. It can also signify a dangerous or confrontational situation where there is a potential for abuse, while the 5 Of Swords can point to an abusive relationship that has been allowed to persist. Both cards can indicate a need to take drastic action to break the cycle of violence, both between individuals and on a larger scale, as organizations fail to protect their people.

The Tower card and the 5 Of Swords can also signify a lack of control. A period of chaos and unrest where one’s health is in danger. There may be a need to seek out help from those in positions of power to protect and safeguard one’s health and well-being, as well as a need to confront those who are perpetuating the violence.

The Tower tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card together represent a period of risk, fear, and upheaval for one’s health. The combination of these two cards can indicate a need for drastic changes in order to protect one’s health and well-being. It may be important to take all necessary steps to ensure safety and to get support and help to break the cycle of violence that can often lead to physical or psychological harm.

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

Both The Tower and 5 Of Swords mean “No”. If you are asking a direct question, then be under no illusions, the answer is a negative one. If you draw The Tower and 5 Of Swords the answer to your question is “NO”.

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 The Tower mean?

For health, The Tower Tarot card can be a sign of unexpected and dramatic changes in health. It can suggest that something unexpected has occurred that is causing disruption to the individual’s health. This could be anything from a sudden onset of a serious illness, to a change in lifestyle that leads to a more unhealthy state of being. It can also indicate a period of traumatic mental health events that have caused emotional distress and distress to the individual’s physical health.

For finances, The Tower Tarot card can indicate the potential for financial ruin. It suggests that a sudden and unexpected event has occurred which has caused major financial disruption. This could be anything from the loss of a job, to a sudden and unexpected large expense. It can also suggest that a period of financial hardship is on the horizon and that the individual must prepare for the worst.

For relationships, The Tower Tarot card can indicate the potential for upheaval. It suggests that unexpected and drastic events have occurred which are causing disruption to the individual’s relationship. This could be anything from the sudden breakdown of a long-term relationship, to the dissolution of a business partnership. It can also indicate that the individual is in a period of emotional distress that is causing turmoil in their relationships.

What does 5 Of Swords mean?

The 5 of Swords Tarot card is a warning to those who are in a vulnerable position. It sends a message of powerlessness, defeat and destruction. On the surface, it can appear to represent bullies, theft, violence and abusive relationships.

In terms of health, it can suggest a lack of discipline, physical or mental abuse, and a feeling of helplessness and despair. It could indicate physical, emotional or mental health issues related to other people’s actions, or it can suggest that the victim is struggling to cope with the situation. When it comes to finances, it can represent a loss of money, or a situation where someone is taking advantage of a vulnerable person.

In terms of relationships, the 5 of Swords Tarot card can suggest a need for the individual to step back and take a look at the situation they are in. It could point to a situation where someone is feeling bullied, taken advantage of or mistreated in any way. It can indicate a feeling of helplessness and lack of control, and it can cause the person to believe that they can’t do anything to change the situation.

The 5 of Swords Tarot card can be a difficult and uncomfortable card to read, but it can also be a warning of something serious. It can be a sign that something needs to change, and that help may be needed in order to turn things around. The card is a reminder that it is possible to find solutions and to heal from difficult experiences.


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 The Tower and 5 Of Swords has helped you.

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