Five OF Cups DETAILED MEANINGDisappointment
Five cups are depicted in front of a thunderous sky, three have spilled their contents, 2 still remain upright in the background a bridge leads across a
calm river to an ancient castle.
This relates to 'don't cry over spilt milk' when the 5 of cups appears we must always accept that if a scenario seems bleak there is always the hope that we can salvage the best from what is left. People who continuously 'look on the bright side' or who visualise their cup half full rather than half empty do seem to have a better run of luck than those who always expect the worst. The 5 is an uncertain number, it's position in the suit gives the impression that things could go either way. The 5 symbolises that we are regretting previous actions or indeed feeling a real sense of loss. Emotions are high in the suit of cups & we must always remember to see the situation from a balanced perspective. With the Five it is almost too easy to think that we can epect a run of bad luck when in fact the underlying message is that we should count our blessings. When the five appears what have we actually lost ?, What can we save ?, how can we maximise on what is left in order to lift ourselves out of this challenging period. Often when this card appears in readings for clients they do not even accept that there are still two upright cups, they refuse to see that there is still reason to continue with whatever has thrown up this card. The stormy clouds will clear, we will notice the remaining cups & we will make it across the bridge where we can reassess our life, salvage what we can, learn our lesson & move on.
Alchemical Element : Cups