Sadness is the Five of Cups love Tarot meaning. With the Five of Cups, you will find yourself in a rather negative place. During this time, you will be feeling a bit sorry for yourself and be confused about what your next move should be.
Typically, the Five of Cups makes an appearance during breakups. While these will be difficult at first, the card promises that there are other lovers out there, which will be better suited to your personality. Notice how on the Rider-Waite-Smith card design there are cups left standing? This symbolizes the fact that your life is not over after this particular failure.
Sometimes, the Five of Cups can predict feelings of general doom and gloom. The cards are telling you that, if you feel depressed, you need to seek the help of people who understand; don’t try to battle these feelings alone.
Work, business, and projects usually fail the first time around, and the Five of Cups reflects this energy. While this may seem bad at first, try not to dwell on what you have lost and look at the valuable experience you have gained.
Historically, (pre-Rider-Waite-Smith), the Five of Cups could represent inheritances. It is for this reason that the Five of Cups is a card of loss. Some Tarot readers still interpret the Five of Cups as representing physical death.
Although the Five of Cups is often a card associated with failed marriages and romantic relationships, if this meaning does not apply to you, it can represent strained friendships. Sometimes, the Five of Cups can represent family feuds.
With the Five of Cups, all is not lost. There will be something salvageable from the endings you have experienced. You may get a second chance at what you have lost or, if that doesn’t look likely, at least you would have learned lessons for the future. The universe likes people who try.
Five of Cups Love Tarot Meaning
From its basic interpretation, the meaning of the Five of Cups is pretty obvious; the future and outcome of your relationship do not look good. The Five of Cups is one of the typical ‘break up’ and heartache cards.
Because the Five of Cups historically represented inheritances, it can mean that all is not lost, and there will be something for you to gain out of this situation. In the future, you are going to look back and see how this break-up opened doors for you.
Finally, when it does not symbolize a separation, in relationship Tarot readings, I often see the Five of Cups as a card which predicts regret. You will do things within your relationship, which you will wish you could take back.
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Five of Cups Feelings Tarot Meaning
Are you curious to know what someone is feeling about you? The Five of Cups can reflect the fact that this person has a depressive mood. They may be so stressed and wrapped up in themselves that they’re not interested in giving any energy to anybody else just now.
When you are already in a relationship, the Five of Cups can mean that this person has considered separating from you. That is not to say that they will go through with their plans, but leaving you has crossed their mind.
Five of Cups Future Tarot Meaning
In general Tarot spreads, I would use the historical interpretation for the Five of Cups – you are going to get an inheritance in the future. Do not worry as this inheritance may not come from someone you are close to; it could come from a relative you have never even met.
There is no getting around the fact that the Five of Cups often represents failed relationships in the future. If you feel that this is a possibility, prepare yourself.
Finally, as stated earlier, sometimes the Five of Cups will appear in the future to indicate that there will be a wedge in your family or friendships. This drama could start because of your romantic relationships. For now, do not pick a side but try and stay neutral until you know all of the facts.
Yes or No with Five of Cups Love Tarot Meaning
General – Unfortunately, the Five of Cups is a no for most types of Tarot readings.
Do they like me? – No, they do not like you. Part of the reason why they do not like you is that they are so wrapped up in themselves.
Am I pregnant? – No, you are not pregnant.
Is this relationship going to last? – No, this relationship is not going to last.
Does the future of this look promising? – No, the future of this matter does not look promising.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – No, your ex is not coming back, and they will not return for the foreseeable future.
The Five of Cups as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle
When the Five of Cups appears in a negative, weakness or obstacle Tarot spread position, this means that can predict death. It is not always the case that the Five of Cups predicts physical death, but it does happen.
In most cases, the Five of Cups will pop up to represent the failure of a relationship or career path. These setbacks can impact different areas of your life in ways that you do not expect.
Finally, sometimes, the Five of Cups can just represent a depressive mood and a pessimistic attitude. Negative thinking can cause you not to see the positive. Negativity can also attract more sadness into your life, hence why it would appear as an obstacle.
The Five of Cups as a Positive, Strength or Advantage
When the Five of Cups appears in a positive, strength or advantage Tarot spread position, this means that you are going to receive an inheritance. In some cases, the Five of Cups will appear as a positive if large sums of money are going to be gifted to you after you experience a loss.
However, it is more likely for the Five of Cups to symbolize the fact that you will learn from your mistakes. After you have gone through a painful situation, you will have valuable experience, which will help you to navigate similar situations in the future.
That’s all for the Five of Cups love Tarot meaning! Remember, you can discover more relationship Tarot meanings by checking out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book.