Five of Cups Tarot Card

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  • Five of Cups Tarot Card is the next card of Minor Arcana. Tarot cards are a form of divination, which literally means working with the divine, or your higher self, which is the ultimate purpose of tarot cards, just like yoga. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment. Playing with Tarot cards is a conversation with your higher self. The cards always work. It’s not magic—tarot cards are a sacred mirror. There are now thousands of types of tarot decks.
  • A traditional deck has 22 Major Arcana (or trumps) which are archetypal images. Four different card suits make up the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. All of these suits contain 14 cards: 10 numbered cards, and four cards called court cards that include the Page, Knight, Queen, and King. Each of these four suits represents a different area of your life, so you know where to direct this guidance when one of these cards shows up in your Tarot reading. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards, and sixteen Court or Personality cards; the Kings, Queens, Princes, and Pages. There are four elements or suits: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, with 10 cards in each. Above all, there are no inherently negative cards. Below is The Five of Cups Tarot Card: love, health, money, and Tarot Yoga.Five of Cups Tarot Card


The Cups tarot cards

  • The Cups Tarot cards represent your emotions, intuition, and relationships. These cards can guide you in love, and help you grow through understanding and processing your highest and lowest feelings. The suit of Cups in a classic Tarot deck consists of 14 Tarot cards, beginning with the Ace of Cups and progressing upward through the 10 of Cups, then concluding with the four Court cards, the Page, Knight, Queen, and King of Cups.
  • Numerology: Five (5) in Minor Arcana.  The fives are cards of adversity. These cards indicate conflict, loss, and other negative experiences in your life that must be overcome.

Five of Cups Tarot Card DESCRIPTION: illustration, colors, and symbolism

  • Five of Cups Tarot Card shows a man clothed in a black cloak facing away. His head hangs in despair as he looks down on three cups that have been knocked over – symbolic of his disappointments and failures and regrets. Because this man is so focused on the fallen cups, he fails to see the upright cups behind him, representing new opportunities and potential. All he needs to do is turn around to see them. In the background, we see a bridge crossing a large flowing river to the security of the castle or home. The river denotes that the sadness or despair that he feels is keeping him from his home, where he will feel safe and at rest, while the bridge is a message to ‘build a bridge and get over it. So,  leave the past behind and make the best of what remains.

A statement that represents the Five of Cups Tarot Card: I am ready to deal with my losses and regrets in a healthy manner!

Five of Cups Tarot Card – IN GENERAL

  • Five of Cups Tarot Card symbolizes disappointment. You are not moving forward and embracing a more positive outlook on life.  You are dwelling in the past and constantly thinking of what could have been. The card denotes feelings of misery, loss, or grief. These emotions come as a result of the loss of something important to you. The card traditionally portrays the mess that is left after an emotional upheaval. This might be the death of a loved one or the end of a special relationship. The general mood of the card is negative, but there are signs of hope, as well. It may seem that all is lost, but the truth is, you are just failing to see the positive. The person represented by the Five of Cups Tarot Card is often quite hard to please. These people tend to be pessimistic, focusing on the negative in every situation. They are also very emotional, and will sooner play the blame game than try to understand their personal failures and move on.

Five of Cups Tarot Card – UPRIGHT

  • Five of Cups Tarot Card will appear in a reading when a given situation doesn’t turn out the way you expected, leaving you with feelings of regret and disappointment. Instead of moving on, you choose self-pity over self-love. All you can focus on right now is what went wrong and how you failed. You are, playing the victim to your life’s circumstances. These negative emotions are holding you back from your fullest potential. Forgiveness is vital with this card, both of you and others. If someone has disappointed you, find it within your heart to forgive that person. If you are frustrated with yourself, know that you did the best you could under the circumstances. Reflect on what led you to this point and understand what valuable lessons you can take from the experience. You can always take away something positive by reflecting on the lessons learned. The card shows you that, even though things aren’t going your way, new possibilities are waiting for you. It’s time to shift your mindset and focus on what can go right from this point onwards. It’s time to set a new list of goals and move on. Release negative emotions so you can move on and create positive change.

Five of Cups Tarot Card meaning REVERSED

  • “Reversed tarot card” is a card that appears to be upside down from your angle of vision. The Five of Cups Tarot Card suggests that you have recently suffered a personal setback or disappointment. This is making it harder for you to open up to others. Instead, you are harboring pent-up emotions that are holding you back. Now might be the time to open up. People around you may not see how much pain you’re in right now. So don’t be afraid to ask for help or talk with someone you trust. You’ll find that by sharing your feelings with others, you’ll realize that you can overcome this temporary setback. Forgive yourself, talk to others and move on. Once you do, through their advice and experience you will come to realize that this is only a temporary setback in your life. You may even recognize the value of the painful experience in the broader scheme of things. The card reversed serves as a reminder that you cannot undo the past. You are discovering how to be open and take risks again, especially those of the heart. You will find that you will be more hopeful about the future and engage with the exciting, creative side of life again.

Five of Cups Tarot Card and LOVE


  • Five of Cups Tarot Card indicates that is not a great sign as it can signify a break-up, separation, or divorce. It can also indicate that you may be still harboring old feelings about an ex rather than emotionally committing to your current relationship. The card is telling you that you will need to work on resolving these feelings if you want your relationship to move forward. The Five of Cups can also represent rejection or can simply indicate that fear of rejection is causing problems in your relationship. The card signals emotional loss, but also that you may be overlooking what is still salvageable, and what has survived. Oftentimes, these bring the seed of hope. If you’re single, the card reversed suggests that you’re finally letting go of a past relationship and are ready to move on. You are overcome with sadness or despair about a past relationship that did not work out. You’re beginning to see opportunities for love all around you and feel comfortable socializing once again. You must deal with the present and try to stay grounded. Keep a supportive network of friends around you or join a support group if you need help.


  • Five of Cups Tarot Card indicates that you may be ready to forgive past mistakes in the relationship. So you and your partner can move forward.  The card represents a time of healing and renewal in the relationship. Alternately, it can signify that you are still holding on to old pain which is stopping the relationship from progressing. It is time to stop living in the past. This is the card of moving on, of letting go of past grief and suffering. If you’ve recently gone through a breakup, this card can be a welcome sight to help motivate you to accept what has happened. Try not to dwell on past hurts and resentments; look towards the future and what the two of you can change, instead of what you cannot. If you are single, the card reversed suggests that you’re finally letting go of a past relationship and are ready to move on. You’re beginning to see opportunities for love all around you. You feel comfortable socializing once again. You are finally able to forgive others for the pain they have caused you. You are discovering how to be open and take risks again, especially those of the heart. If you have suffered setbacks, you will find that you will be more hopeful about the future and engage with the exciting, creative side of life again.

Five of Cups Tarot Card and MONEY


  • Five of Cups Tarot Card indicates the loss of a job, business, or business partner. If you’re in a business partnership, one of the members of your team may soon abandon you. Don’t let the anger and disappointment overwhelm you. Although this indicates an unwelcome, difficult change in circumstances there is still something that can be recovered from the situation. So try not to let anger, frustration, or despair overwhelm you. You still have much to accomplish. Financially speaking, the card indicates a financial loss shortly. You may have loaned friends money that they’ve still not returned, or investment may not have gone the way you’d hoped. Try not to think too negatively.  Continue being the generous person you’ve always been. It will pay off eventually.


  • Five of Cups Tarot Card indicates that you’re starting to get back on your feet after having lost a job, a business partner, or a professional venture that you put a great deal of effort into. Also, you may even be able to recover some of your losses now. If you feel guilty or ashamed about what happened, blaming yourself for the mistakes you made, the reversed Five of Cups Tarot Card encourages you to forgive yourself and move on. This is the time for you to get motivated and realize you’re capable of bringing just as much to the table as anyone else. Financially speaking, your finances should be improving after a period of financial difficulty. It can also signify problems or disputes over an inheritance. The key is to think positively, learn to love yourself, and start embracing your true interests.

Five of Cups Tarot Card and HEALTH

  • Upright: Five of Cups Tarot Card in health context in a health context can indicate emotional baggage causing mental health issues. It can represent grief or sadness causing depression. The Five of Cups Tarot Card appears to those who’ve withdrawn from the world due to their lack of self-love, constant negative thinking, and the heavyweight of regret they carry on their shoulders. Try to get back out into the world. Take small steps. If you are struggling, you may benefit from speaking to a professional counselor. There is a strong correlation between mental and physical health, so you need to take a more holistic approach to your well-being.
  • Reversed: Five of Cups Tarot Card 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. Forgiving others is not for their benefit, it’s for your own. This is a time for you to embrace the positivity around you and resolve the mental health issues that have been pondering you down. The past doesn’t matter anymore, you need to focus on your present state of mind in order to find peace. If you are struggling to let go of negativity, some energy healing may be beneficial.

Tarot Yoga

  • Yoga is an expression of body movement, breathing, meditation, and philosophy. Yoga and tarot heal the body by intersecting in multiple realms. They both create a bridge between your subconscious and conscious mind, use archetypes to reveal life lessons, work with the elements, serve as a guide for the appropriate practice, and help us cultivate our intuition and accomplish our life’s true self. Tarot cards are a divination tool made up of 78 images and qualities, split into 22 major arcana cards representing karmic lessons and 56 minor arcana cards representing day-to-day choices. Read GUIDE FOR TAROT YOGA.
  • If you pulled The Five of Cups Tarot Card your tarot reading, you should practice Sarvangasana or Supported Shoulder stand or Candle pose
  • Want to keep learning the meaning of the Tarot cards with The Tarot Guide? Continue to the next card…Six of Cups.




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