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Tarot Cups 5
Five of Cups

Overall meaning
Five of Cups represent a predominance of negative feelings and thoughts. Sadness, loss, loneliness and despair. Fear of being abandoned, let down. It’s a card with a lot of negative emotional baggage.

Five Cups shows a dark figure standing in a landscape, shrouded in a long black cloak. He considers three overturned cups, which symbolize a loss or disappointment that is hard to bear. Behind him are two Cups that are still standing upright – which shows that all is not lost, they represent the positive side of the situation -, but those we he could only see if he turns around.

A little way from him is a bridge that leads over to a building. If he confronts his problems and his current situation, he will be able to walk across the bridge and into the future. As long as he passively grieves, he will be cut off from seeing new opportunities and change.

Five of Cups stands for disappointment, disappointed expectations, lost balance, unexpected disturbance or a problematic relationship. Either your high expectations were not met, or there is a simmering fear of being disappointed. It is about looking positively at what can be learned from the situation.

If the disappointment was experienced in the past, it was probably five years ago, and when you draw the card it indicates a determination to release that disappointment within the next five weeks to five months. The card indicates that it is a difficult time, but at the same time that there is hope for the future.

Other words that characterize the Five of Cups are: uncertainty, disappointment, disappointed expectations, lost equilibrium, regret, problematic relationships, an overheard inner voice, resentment over events in the past, sadness, melancholy, separation and loss.

The tarot card is associated with number 5, which means that you must pay attention to this number in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about. This is often expressed in the way that in the next 5 days | weeks | months | years it will be advantageous for you to put away old disappointments.

Mars in Scorpio. You are facing a strong disappointment (Mars) that is rooted in something deep within you (Scorpio).

I see my reality through the illusions I have created. I choose to see possibilities. I’m ready for change.

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