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Five of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Written and illustrated by Grace Duong

The traditional Rider Waite depiction of the Five of Cups card features a figure in a black cloak with their head held down in disappointment. To the left, three cups are spilled on the ground with what appears to be blood, representing disappointment and failure. To the right, two cups are placed upright, representing opportunities and potential. In the background lies a bridge and a building that looks to be a castle. The cups indicate both wins and losses, and what the figure chooses to focus on is a choice. The person appears to be in a state of despair, focusing on the spilled cups and seemingly unaware of the two remaining cups standing upright behind them. The scene is often set against a background of a flowing river and a bridge. The spilled cups represent loss, disappointment, or missed opportunities, while the upright cups behind the figure symbolize remaining possibilities and sources of emotional fulfillment that may still be available. The card conveys the theme of sorrow and regret but also emphasizes the importance of turning one’s attention toward the positive aspects of a situation.

In the Mystic Monday’s Tarot deck, the Five of Cups card is depicted as five cups running along waves, except they are seen stacked here vertically. Three cups are flowing with orange liquid and the other two cups are flowing with blue liquid. On the left there are waves and on the right you can see the Sun. There is a sense of multiple perspectives, duality, and contrast at play here with color, shapes, and elements.

Five of Cups Numerology

Five symbolizes change, instability, and conflict. When you pull a card associated with the number 5, it means that you are in a power struggle or in a dynamic where the power is imbalanced. This can bring a feeling of loss of control where you will have to take the power back into your own hands. Numerology 5 brings change that is often uncomfortable, telling you to step outside of your comfort zone. However, it is a reminder that change is inevitable and that you must adapt to continue forward, even if it is challenging.

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FIVE OF CUPS

✨ Upright Keywords:
Disappointment, Setback, Perspective

✨ Reversed Keywords:
Forgiveness, Emotional Maturity, Recovery

🌬️ Element: Water

#️⃣ Numerology: 5

General Five of Cups Card Upright Meaning

Is the glass half full or half empty? Disappointing setbacks have got you in a rut. This downfall is regressing you back to painful memories where expectations fell short. Bitter and broken, you are filled with resentment over what has happened to you, taking the loss personally. It’s okay to give yourself a moment to feel bad, but it is your decision how long you wallow in it. Forgive the people who have hurt you in the past—including yourself—for believing that they have the power to hurt you. Instead of thinking how much this sucks, reflect back on the lessons you learned. It may take some time for the sting to go away, so let yourself heal through this process. You’ll come out of it a much wiser human than when you started.

Five of Cups Upright Meaning in Career

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General Five of Cups Reversed Meaning

Facing disappointment is not easy, so be proud of yourself. You’ve done a lot of inner work and are now ready to release and move on. Recovery from regret and acceptance of your past lead you closer to personal freedom. One step at a time, you are letting yourself be vulnerable. Even though it was painful in the past, you acknowledge that life will be full of its moments, pain included. Knowing what you don’t want is the best way to figure out what you do want. If you’re having trouble letting go, now is a good time to face your shadow self head on and bring light to your darkness. Bring your feelings to the surface so that you can get some closure and move on. Change, although uncomfortable, is sometimes needed to elevate your life.

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