Five of Cups: Tarot Card Meaning and Description



Arcana name: Five of Cups, Disappointment
Category: Minor Arcana: Cups
Direct position: Sadness, failure, family problems, miscarriage
Reversed position: Good news, courage, loneliness, motivation

Five of Cups: Total Meaning

Direct position

Arkan speaks of disappointment, unexpected troubles, melancholy, sadness, pain, grief for the lost. Perhaps a person will experience a state of regret due to the fact that his dreams and desires did not come true, although he so counted on it.

On the other hand, a feeling of disappointment may appear about separation from something very important and significant. A person manifests destructive emotions, an emotional crisis, depression, love suffering and anger. A difficult period of time opens up before a person, although it promises a bright streak. But only if a person can cope with their problems, and will not passively suffer over them.

If you endlessly indulge in your problems, then they will not go anywhere, or they will obsessively accompany him for a long time. But he is able to cope with his failures and difficulties, if he so desires. A person is fully capable of immersing himself in his depressive thoughts, which is why he creates even more problems for himself.

Reversed position

A person has a unique opportunity to go back a little, rethink everything and look differently at a situation that has already happened once in his life. The most unpleasant thing that this card carries is that a person denies his problems and lies about his well-being.

There are also pleasant moments of the Five of Cups upside down - a truce with loved ones, the arrival or return of a best friend from somewhere, and just some important news from afar. A person can also count on material support from friends, they will gladly take part in his life. And if a person hides his problems, then he loses such good support and revenue that the inverted Arcana gives him.

Do not refuse gifts of fate when they themselves go into your hands. If you continue to deceive others, then there will be no less problems from this, but only the opposite.

Five of Cups: Meaning in love and relationships

Direct position

In the scenario of love and relationships, confusion in feelings is visible. Relationships are full of confusion both in emotions and in sensations. The map also testifies to unresolved grievances and feelings after serious conflicts (divorce). In such a period of time it is very difficult to think sensibly and deliberately, and even more so, to reason competently.

As a rule, such a card falls out to a young person who is familiar with youthful maximalism and uncompromisingness. A person under the influence of the Five of Cups is very easy to offend, hurt and disappoint.

Reversed position

There comes a period in a person’s life when he comes to his senses after the loss of a loved one. He hopes that there will definitely be a white streak in his life, when in love and friendship he can count on bright prospects.

In everyday affairs, such an Arkan brings a person a lot of trouble and worries that appear with the arrival of guests (relatives). Conflicts and disagreements are not ruled out. But a person does not lose hope that a positive stage in life awaits him.

Often in the relationship of two people there can be a light sadness, in which people forgave each other’s offenses, but nevertheless, from time to time, past memories continue to disturb the memory.

Five of Cups: Meaning in Situation and Question

Direct position

The card is considered problematic, which may indicate failed projects, broken promises and losses. A person under the influence of this Arcana is indecisive, he has a changeable character. He is inclined even in a period of difficulties and obstacles to get away from problems, instead of solving them. But troubles can expect him on the road, and at the workplace, and even in some household chores.

In addition, a person under the influence of the Five of Cups does not want to be content with “a tit in the hands”, and to no avail chase mirages. The card carries false promises, failed projects, impracticable undertakings, unprofitable enterprises, breaches of contracts. This could even include failing an exam.

Reversed position

A person may have another job, about which he will worry - it will work out - it will not work out. He will resume interrupted business contacts, he will want to start the business anew.

The value of the card in a situation indicates that a person does not want to see his problems, or maybe this is due to his inability to see it. Under the influence of Arkan, he will be very worried about the betrayal of a loved one. Although, in principle, he will have many experiences for various reasons, only some of them will be in vain.

A person can become his own enemy if he exchanges the truth for a lie. With the Five of Cups, he tends to believe in non-existent false problems that he invented for himself.

Five of Cups: Meaning of the card of the day

There will be inevitable upsets. Even if it seemed to someone that success was on his side, and everything works out in business, then this day will disappoint. If this is somehow connected with minor flaws, then you should treat it with humor. But if you have to be sad about a serious matter, then you need to accept everything with dignity, without hiding anything from other people.

The more sincere and open a person is, the faster all troubles will bypass him, and in life there will again be a place for joys and pleasant impressions. Only with a positive attitude can one hope for a positive set of circumstances.

Five of Cups: Board Card

If disappointment or misfortune happened in life, you need to adequately get over it. You need to look at things reasonably, realizing that there are not only white stripes, sometimes there is a black stripe that breaks a person, makes him weak and indecisive.

This is our life, but it is important to remember that every stick has two ends, and a coin has two sides. When a person is completely and completely immersed in his thoughts and experiences, he simply misses something really important and interesting.

If something went wrong, this is not a reason to be upset, always remember that this will not always be the case.

Five of Cups: Combination with other cards

Major Arcana Wands cups swords Pentacles
Jester
feelings about a child
Ace of Wands
loss of enthusiasm
Ace of Cups
heartfelt resentment
Ace of swords
discord; acute resentment; sword of Damocles
Ace of Pentacles
resentment over money
Mage
you are pushed around and it upsets you
King of Wands
unwillingness to forgive; shortsightedness
King of Cups
comforter
King of swords
ruthlessness
King of Pentacles
resentment against a person with material power
Priestess
learn something that makes you sad
Queen of Wands
emotional depression; negative outlook on life
Queen of Cups
offended woman
queen of swords
divorce
Queen of Pentacles
resentment against the owner of the house
empress
regret what happened
Knight of Wands
termination of relations
Knight of Cups
reconciliation
Knight of Swords
cold; threats
Knight of Pentacles
sullenness; stubbornness; inertia
Emperor
trouble at home or at work
Page of Wands
unwillingness to learn; low self-esteem
Page of Cups
Apologize
Page of swords
offensive gossip
Page of Pentacles
dissatisfaction with training
Priest
family troubles
Two of Wands
loss of integrity; unwillingness to see the future
Two of Cups
argument
Two of Swords
separation; divorce; unstable emotional state
Two of Pentacles
play on feelings
lovers
loss in relationships
Three of Wands
loss of control; lack of business acumen
Three of Cups
quarrel through the fault of third parties
Three of Swords
parting; hurt
Three of Pentacles
job dissatisfaction
Chariot
a sad outcome with unpredictable consequences; sad road; funeral procession
Four of Wands
divorce
Four of Cups
hold a grudge
Four of Swords
recovery from stress
Four of Pentacles
dissatisfaction with what you have
Strength
weakness of character leading to failure
Five of Wands
litigation
Five of Cups
Five of Swords
humiliation; the loss; perfidy
Five of Pentacles
pain about the material and physical condition
Hermit
parting
Six of Wands
defeat; infidelity
Six of Cups
old resentment; immersion in the past
Six of Swords
bear a grudge
Six of Pentacles
sense of deprivation
Fortune
sad period of life
Seven of Wands
inability to take care of oneself
Seven of Cups
get over your grievances
Seven of Swords
hide a grudge
Seven of Pentacles
worries about the futility of investments
Justice
time to collect stones
Eight of Wands
misunderstanding; misrepresentation of information; bad news
Eight of Cups
step aside
Eight of Swords
feel guilty; trapped in your feelings
Eight of Pentacles
dissatisfaction at work
Hanged
a sad period that turned your life upside down
Nine of Wands
disapproval, condemnation; intrigues behind
Nine of Cups
forgive, let go
Nine of Swords
painful resentment
Nine of Pentacles
investments have not justified themselves enough
Death
grief associated with loss
Ten of Wands
depressed mood; intolerable resentment; drama
Ten of Cups
resolve misunderstandings
Ten of Swords
gap
Ten of Pentacles
family grievances
Moderation
getting used to sadness
Devil
emotional losses associated with addictions
Tower
traumatic divorce or separation; distress over material loss
Star
resentment of fate
Moon
feelings of lies and betrayal
Sun
a gloomy period that quickly dissipates
Court
punishment
World
recoverable losses