Understanding the Tarot - The Meanings of the Cards
The Suit of Cups

Five of Swords

A bad situation can be reversed by just taking a look at things with a different perspective. Frustration can do wonderful things to get one motivated to find a solution.

Five of Swords Reversed

Not trying or wanting to find a solution to a frustrating position will only make things worse. Just because you can't see the solution right now doesn't mean that there isn't one.