THE Five of Cups is known as part of the Minor Arcana tarot cards.
The card can often symbolize disappointment and is known to be linked to emotional baggage and instability.
What does the Five of Cups tarot card mean?
When the Five of Cups card appears, it can often happen at a time when a situation didn’t go as planned.
According to Biddy Tarot, the Five of Cups “suggests you’re stuck in the past and can’t let go.”
Some of the words or phrases commonly associated with the card include:
Forgiveness is also an essential part of the Five of Cups and can often be a sign to forgive yourself or the person who disappointed you.
“The Five of Cups shows you that, even if things don’t go your way, new opportunities and possibilities await – but only when you’re ready.”
What does the reversed Five of Cups mean?
Like all tarot cards, the Five of Cups means something different when drawn upside down.
According to Biddy Tarot, the reversed Five of Cups “suggests that you have recently suffered a personal setback or disappointment” and that you may be worried about failure.
Some of the most common words or phrases associated with the reverse card include:
- Personal setbacks
- To move on
If you feel guilty or ashamed of something that happened, the reversed Five of Cups often serves as a reminder to forgive and move on.
“The inverted Five of Cups serves as a reminder that you can’t undo the past – what happened, happened.”
What does the Five of Cups look like?
The Five of Cups is often depicted by a man in a long black coat looking down at three cups that have been knocked over while two cups stand behind him.
The cups are meant to symbolize disappointments and failures while the two cups behind the man represent new opportunities and potential.
The card may look different depending on which tarot deck you are using.
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