Tarot Five Air Five Swords

Tarot Five Air, Swords

Tarot Five Air, also referred to as Five Swords, and each of the Minor Arcana cards numbered Five express attributes of Geburah, whose title is Severity. Geburah is the fifth sphere on the QBL Tree of life, corresponding with the planet Mars, 

Sephirothic Planetary Correspondence

Tarot Five Air, Five Swords whose meaning is DefeatThe planetary correspondence of Geburah is Mars and each of the minor arcana cards numbered “Five” exhibit this planet’s quality colored by their corresponding elemental suit of fire, water, air, or earth.

These four suits correspond to the four worlds of the QBL: Fire: Atziluth, Water: Briah, Air: Yetzirah, and Earth: Assiah.

Astrological Decan Allocation

Five Air is allocated to the first decan of Aquarius, whose planetary attribution is Venus.

This combination of Geburah, Five and Mars, and the decan planetary attribute of Venus is summed up by the card’s title of Defeat.

Because each of the minor arcana cards numbered Five are allocated to Geburah their influence upon situations expresses this Sephiroth’s title of Severity. Five Air and the Mars plus Venus combination in Aquarius indicates an antagonistic and belligerent behaviour pattern being expressed when interrelating with other people and or situations leading to a no-win outcome. 


This combination of Venus, Mars, and Aquarius can create an interesting dynamic in relationships. However, the influence of Geburah will introduce aggressive tendencies. On one hand, this pairing can bring a lot of intellectual stimulation and creativity but on the other, an argumentative focus is directed through a stubborn and unwilling ability to compromise. This lack of openmindedness resulted in the card’s title.

Individuals under the influence of this card may think they have a strong sense of justice and a desire to make the world a better place. On the other hand, they may tend to be detached and aloof, making it difficult to connect emotionally. They may also be stubborn and unwilling to compromise. This combination can bring a unique and exciting perspective to relationships, but it may take some effort to make sure that both partners are getting their emotional needs met.

Five of Air encourages us to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings and to be aware of the impact they have on our lives. It is a time, to be honest with ourselves and to be open to the possibilities that life has to offer. It is a reminder to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, to be mindful of our thoughts and feelings, and to be aware of the impact they have on our lives and on others. Five of Air encourages us to be mindful of our choices and to be aware of the consequences of those choices. It is a time to reflect on our actions both past and present and to be open to the possibilities that life has to offer so that the negative energies of this card can be directed towards positive ends.

Personality Type

The character qualities of the court card Prince of Air, representing Air of Air, are those best suited to receive and translate the specific ancestral voice of this decan.

With this personality type, we find the brutal aspects of Five Air tempered. Although expressing qualities of swiftness and strength, this person is not brutal and therefore is inclined to mitigate some of the negative qualities of Five of Air.

This character type is one adept in intellectual pursuits and communication, exhibiting analytical, sharpwitted, and ambitious thinking. They are innovative thinkers and are always on the cutting edge of technology, symbolizing their appearance should be a period utilized as a time of learning, studying, and exploring new ideas that may counter the influence of the Five of Air.

The card also signals we should consider seeking out new educational opportunities or take on new projects to expand our knowledge to bring our ideas to life. It may also refer to the need to communicate more effectively or to listen to the perspectives of others.

Although strong in friendship, when badly affected, this type of person can exhibit malicious and scheming behavior. With their quickthinking and agile mind, they can be as adept at tearing down as they are at creating.

The Prince of Air is a master of communication and intellectual pursuits, but one who should always be mindful of the consequences of their words or actions. This card encourages us to be mindful of our words and actions and to listen to the voices of those around us.

Tarot Five Air Decan Signature

In our failure to understand what any minor arcana card is saying, we should allow ourselves to be driven back to our specific inner voice of the decan for resolution.

In this example, Five of Air, the conjunction of major arcana cards Star and Empress corresponding to Aquarius and Venus, are the specific signature of this decan and will be projected through the personality type represented by the Prince of Air. This Prince corresponds to Air of Air.

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tarot card Star corresponding to astrological sign Aquarius.
Tarot Star



Tarot Major Arcana card Empress corresponding to Venus
Tarot Empress


Tarot court card Prince of Air, Air of Air.





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