Five of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Learning About The Minor Arcana - The Cups

Five of Cups Upright Draw Keywords





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Five of Cups Upright Draw Meaning

When this card comes up in a reading, you might be feeling disappointed because something didn’t work out the way you wanted it to. Instead of brooding over what went wrong, instead of wallowing in self-pity and regret, you should move on. Crying over spilled milk is the worst thing you can do for yourself right now.

Have you tried forgiveness? Whether you are upset about another person’s actions or you hate yourself for a mistake you made, if you can find it in your heart to forgive, then you will release those toxic emotions. By removing the disappointment, you can reassess what you want out of life and how to get there.

Remember, every mistake can be an important teacher. Don’t get upset when something doesn’t go right the first time or even the twentieth time. You will never advance if you don’t learn how to pick yourself up first.

Five of Cups In Love and Relationships

The straightforward image of the Five of Cups also translates into the love reading. One of you has been hurt by the other, and this love might never fully recover. Further, one of you is guilt-tripping the other, and this is going to bring about the end of the relationship

Five of Cups In Career And Finances

For those searching for work, drawing the Five of Cups symbolizes that you’re going to have to wait a little while longer for change. Applications, resumes, interviews, and negotiations all take a long time, but as long as you have these engagements, the opportunity is there. Be proactive but not pushy. Don’t let desperation get a hold of you. Stay true to yourself.

Keep in mind that worrying too much about money will have a negative effect on you. As you try to increase your prosperity, you could wind up making a silly financial mistake that sets you back farther than where you originally were.


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Five of Cups Reverse Draw Keywords

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Five of Cups Reverse Draw Meaning

The reversed version of this minor arcana card is one of looking within. The Five of Cups reversed is a sign of recovery. You’re realizing now that your past is not just a list of failures and mistakes but an enriching history that you can learn from. You might even begin to see painful experiences as something of value to your present situation. The result is that you have grown as an individual.

Another meaning connected to the Five of Cups is learning how to be open, how to take risks once in a while. Though nostalgia and loss continue to linger, you’re not shutting out the thrill of a new day. The suffering will soon end, and you will begin to see the sprouts of love and abundance. After all, life is all about appreciating the hidden blessings – the little things in life – and putting less significance on the major setbacks.

Lastly, the Five of Cups asks that you don’t get trapped in the past. So many people hold onto the “what might have been” that they overlook what could be. Five is the number of change, so change how you approach life, and your life will change.

Five of Cups Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

If you feel unsafe expressing your feelings in your relationship, that’s a big red flag. Partnerships thrive when there’s open communication without judgement. It may be time to reaccess your relationship inequities.

Five of Cups Reverse Draw Career and Finances

If you have a bully at work, they need to be called out on it. You’re not being overly sensitive, some people are just assholes. Stand up for yourself and get HR involved.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Five of Cups

Loss and challenges are two major themes of the minor arcana card known as the Five of Cups. In the picture, a sad figure wears a black cloak and is hiding their face in a display of grief. Scattered around their feet are five cups, and it is unsure of whether or not this mourner has taken notice to those standing up behind them. In the background, a river flows; and we can see a building accessible by bridge. Thus does the Five of Cups ask the time-honored question: “Is the glass half-full or half-empty?”

The Muse of Tarot For Five of Cups

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

Dolorem - The Muse of Grief and Sadness Tarot Readings

Dolorem supports people seeking guidance from the Tarot and this card to move forward, even if it’s in baby steps. Whatever you are feeling, this card is a reminder to ask for and accept help when you have reached the limit of your ability. It’s time to heal, move on and to give yourself some grace while you are still feeling down.

About The Cups

The Cups are all about offering emotional fullness. The Cups embody emotion, mood and fantasy. They represent the emotional pathway to make choices and shed light on negative feelings that are blocking our personal growth and decision-making capabilities. The Cups are the element of water, the season of autumn, the direction of west and the colour range of blue.