If you are in some way comparing others to that relationship, then you are not looking straight ahead, only backwards, and that is not healthy. You may have taken something for granted, leaving you with this sense of emptiness inside.

Tarot card images courtesy of the Everyday Tarot, The Wild Unknown and Lumina Tarot. Got questions? While this may be emotional, it may be a project or goal you are particularly invested in, emotionally. If you are in business it can also signify a business partner or staff member abandoning the company or it can signify you leaving the business or abandoning a business plan. Expect a setback in your life, almost certainly emotional. The land is empty, the water has evaporated from the ground, leaving the earth a barren wasteland. In a health Tarot reading, the Five of Cups reversed indicates that allowing yourself to let go of past pain and opening up to positive healing energy will be key to resolving any health issues you are experiencing.

Solace can be found in the awareness that this is not the end, but a state of passing through. You are beginning to open up your awareness to the opportunities that have been all around you all along. That the person pictured in it is hiding the face in a sort of shame indicates that the person receiving this card may have been complicit in a tragedy. The Emperor or Empress paired with the Five of Cups indicates the death of a parent or some other separation. You may want to consider counselling or healing if you are struggling to resolve these feelings by yourself. This is reminding you that no matter how bad things may seem there is always a silver lining, you just have to choose to see it. The Five of Cups is the Tarot card meaning sadness. This site uses cookies, and by using it you agree to the full Terms of Service. But he cannot make any move toward realizing they are there, because he is too swept up in his sadness. Copyright ©2010 - 2020. The Five of Cups meaning in a Tarot reading is related to tangible losses, such as money, possessions, relationship, and work. Five of cups in Seven of cups: Regretting your choices. You have come to terms with your grief and sorrow. The only solution is optimism; this too shall pass. You find that life is now no longer what you thought it would be and you are having a hard time feeling the need or want to go on.

The Five of Cups indicates a tearing, here, are you split between two groups of friends? © 2020 Biddy Tarot. Behind him stand two cups representing new opportunities and potential, but because he is so fixed on his losses (the over-turned cups), he misses the opportunities available to him. This card reversed may also describe a long history of deep-rooted feelings towards challenges within one's lifestyle that are causing grudges or unfulfilled expectations and problems, whether this information is conscious or unconscious.

Things are going right, remember to hold onto your gratitude and openness for this will enable you to maintain your spark and keep a grip on the health that currently has you glowing for the better. When this card turns up in a Tarot reading, you are realising the full implications of the past, and you appreciate the lessons learned from the experience. The bridge and town mean that there will be other times and places for life to go on, far away from the current misery. In a financial context, the Five of Cups reversed indicates that your finances should be improving after a period of financial difficulty. When this card appears, most people receiving the Tarot reading are already aware of their sorrow. Like the rest of its suit, it is bound your emotions, and it brings with it a warning of loss and disappointment. REVERSED: Personal setbacks, self-forgiveness, moving on. In a health context, the Five of Cups can indicate emotional baggage causing mental health issues. Moving on is a liberation that will allow you to leave a darker romantic chapter behind and ultimately open yourself up to a better one in the future. However, the Five of Cups reversed usually signifies that you are ready to begin re-joining the world. If you are currently in a relationship that is having problems, this is going to be the card that will let you know that you must take charge of this situation and do your best to appreciate what you have or you are going to lose it. In a career context, the Five of Cups reversed can represent getting back on your feet after a job loss or redundancy. If you have lost a partner, the Five of Cups can signify that you are isolating yourself as you feel too heartbroken to even contemplate dating anyone. Alternately, you may be wallowing in your pain or sorrow and refusing to let the past go. Any kind of loss that makes you feels regret falls under the umbrella of this card. In financial Tarot spread, the Five of Cups can indicate a financial loss so now is not a time to be frivolous with money or to make investments. Five of cups in Six of cups: Nostalgia. In the vast majority of situations, it means the total acceptance of the past and a fierce desire heal your wounds. In the background, a bridge crosses a large, flowing river and leads to the security of the castle or home on the opposite side of the riverbank – if only he can move on from the over-turned cups.

In a Love Tarot reading, if you are single, the Five of Cups Tarot card in a reversed position can indicate that you have let go of your regrets or sorrow over your past relationships and are ready to move on. A recent death of a good friend or relative brings this card up. The woman of the Five of Cups card is dressed in black and all alone, love and romance are unknown to her. But this card insists on resilience, react calmly and take action with a level head. While this card makes the excitement of a Tarot reading turn into a feeling of dread or at the very least, disappointment, the cards that are nearest to it can often describe the situation being addressed by the Five of Cups. Forgiveness is a beautiful thing, whether for yourself and or another - it is a way of cutting loose the weights that have been holding you back. You may feel as though “The One” has slipped through your fingers and could be oblivious to potential partners as you are so focused on your sense of loss. You have only experienced the feeling of limitation, but that is not all encompassing. If you had a bad breakup with a lover last year, that would explain why this card was in the Past position. This will hold you back from learning your karmic lessons and continue on your spiritual path. The process of letting go of a person or a lifestyle takes time. This card is a dark omen. The Ultimate Guide to Tarot. Trusted Tarot is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 65,298 reviews.

Remember that expressing gratitude is one of the best ways to attract more positive energy into your life. Like the rest of its suit, it is bound your emotions, and it brings with it a warning of loss and disappointment. Cups are the Tarot’s symbol of emotions; a spilled cup really is something to cry over. A vault of emptiness, feelings of unfulfillment and sadness abound, it seems the darkest of days hangs in the clouds. In a spiritual context, the Five of Cups reversed can indicate that you are coming out of a period of great loss or sorrow ready for a fresh start and new spiritual path.

Preparing for a tragedy before it occurs will likely make it all the more bearable. In a general context, the Five of Cups Tarot card can represent sadness, loss, loneliness and despair. It can represent grief or sadness causing depression or your need to isolate yourself causing you panic attacks in social situations or agoraphobia. But ask most Tarot card readers if they rue seeing the Five of Cups appear in a reading and most will not see it is an upsetting event. Three cups lay on the ground, having spilled the wine of pleasure. Paired with the Lovers card, look for a breakup to be devastating. If already attached, this card can bring good news; a recurring problem has finally been overcome and you and your partner are fully reconciled. The bleak landscape features a brook running by to the viewe’s left. A mistake jolted you, tripped you up like a tree root on an old road; now you suffer the consequences, walking injured and directionless. If you have serious problems, speak to a professional.

To turn this reversed card upright, you must become clear on how you are treating yourself and others, and acknowledge where changes need to be made, and then take the actions required to fix these things purposefully and willingly. The Five of Cups reversed is a reminder that the past can’t be returned. Know that you did the best you could. If someone has disappointed you, find it within your heart to forgive that person, releasing yourself from the disappointment. Hold on tightly to your morals and have faith in the universe and its plan for you; these are dark days, but many of your happiest days still lie ahead. The liquid inside the cups … It could be a sign of not appreciating what you have in life or possibly avoidance of something yet to come.