Five of Swords :-

 

 

Defeat : Venus : Aquarius

A disdainful man looks after two retreating and dejected figures. Their swords lie upon the ground. He carries two others on his left shoulder, and a third sword is in his right hand, point to earth. He is the master in possession of the field.
Degradation, destruction, revocation, infamy, dishonour, loss, with the variants and analogues of these.
Additional Meanings:
An attack on the fortune of the Querent.
Reversed
The same; burial and obsequies. A sign of sorrow and mourning.
Defeat means to overcome in a conquest or battle. To frustrate or thwart, to eliminate. To render null and void, to annul.
The Five of Swords asks if you ever find love again? Is it possible at your age? Why bother? Nothing really interests you, and those that do interest you are rarely fulfilling. Out of this sense of defeat are the germs of new success.
The Five of Swords is similarly troublesome; the card is called Defeat. There has been insufficient power to maintain the armed peace of the Four. The quarrel has actually broken out. This must mean defeat, for the original idea of the Sword was a manifestation of the result of the love between the Wand and the Cup. It is because the birth had to express itself in the duality of the Sword and the Disk that the nature of each appears so imperfect.
Lord of Defeat
Loss, defeat, unfavourable outcome. (Bravery in the face of certain loss).
Mourning, Sadness, Affliction.
Reversed
Losses, Trouble (same signification, whether reversed or not).
Loss, Falsification, Waste, Degradation, Detriment, Decline, Destruction, Deterioration, Deprivation, Reduction, Injuries, Defeats, Prejudice, Wrong, Defect, Fault, Miserliness, Decline in Business, Damages, Disadvantage, Devastation, Squandering, Dissipation, Misfortune, Afflictions, Setback, Reversals of Fortune, Ruin, Downfall, Rout. Debauchery, Disgrace, Defamation, Dishonor, Vile Abuse, Infamy, Affront, Meanness, Deformity, Humiliation. Theft, Robbery, Abduction, Plagiarism, Kidnapping, Hideous, Horrible. Opprobrium, Corruption, Dissoluteness, Seduction, Licentiousness.
Reversed
Mourning, Despondency, Ailment, Grief, Distress, Mental Suffering, Funeral Rites, Interment, Obsequies, Funerals, Inhumation, Sepulcher.
TRADITION
Loss, dishonour, degradation, defeat, ruin, reversal of fortune, diminution, wronging, bad luck, destruction, etc. Reversed : Much the same, burial, obsequies. It is also said to represent a thief and theft, corruption, seduction, plague, and all that is hideous and horrible.

CONCLUSION
Affliction, crisis, morose disposition, bitterness, impotence, lack of self-respect, or self-confidence; it may be that self-confidence is ascertained by some struggle or conflict; difficulties, which after all may prove very useful but necessitate much self-discipline. In the same way discipline of children is necessary. Enterprise or expansion is impossible or not advisable. Things indicated by this card may indeed be bad-looking or unpromising. There will be a question of a loss in most cases.