A Deeper Look Into This Tarot Card

Five of Cups

The Five of Cups tarot card represents disappointment, grief, and loss. This card often appears when one is feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions and is struggling to come to terms with the end of a relationship, a job, or some other significant aspect of life. The central image on the card often depicts a figure who is hunched over, holding onto the remnants of what was once important to them. The spilled cups symbolize the loss of those things that once brought joy and fulfillment.

In a reading, the Five of Cups can indicate that the querent is still dwelling on past failures or losses and is not able to let go of the pain and move forward. This card often warns of a negative cycle that needs to be broken in order to move forward in a positive direction. It may also indicate that the querent is not taking responsibility for their own emotions and is blaming others for their own unhappiness.

However, the Five of Cups can also be a sign of growth and transformation. It may indicate that the querent is in the process of learning to accept loss and to find new sources of fulfillment. This card is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, there is always hope for growth and change. It is a call to action to focus on the positive aspects of life and to embrace new opportunities that may arise from the loss. By accepting the end of something, the querent can make room for new beginnings and a brighter future.

Historical Reference

Go back in time to what the creators of the deck had to say about it.

A dark, cloaked figure, looking sideways at three prone cups two others stand upright behind him; a bridge is in the background, leading to a small keep or holding. Divinatory Meanings: It is a card of loss, but something remains over; three have been taken, but two are left; it is a card of inheritance, patrimony, transmission, but not corresponding to expectations; with some interpreters it is a card of marriage, but not without bitterness or frustration. Reversed: News, alliances, affinity, consanguinity, ancestry, return, false projects.

Share This Card

Add Your Heading Text Here