The 5 of Cups tarot card is often associated with feelings of disappointment and loss.
Whenever I happen to pull the 5 of Cups during a tarot reading, I know there’s a much deeper meaning to be explored with regards to how someone is feeling in a specific situation.
That’s why I’ve decided to create this in-depth article that covers the 5 of Cups with regards to feelings in both the upright and reversed position as well as in combination with some other important cards.
So let’s get started!
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5 Of Cups As Feelings
In the context of feelings, the 5 of Cups tarot card often indicates that you feel let down or even hurt by someone. You may have had high hopes for the relationship, but it seems to be falling apart and you’re not sure why. You likely find yourself guessing for the reason of this sudden change.
There may have been an event or conversation that took place which has led to these negative feelings.
If you happen to be single, this card can indicate that you’re not really feeling the dating scene and would much rather be alone right now.
You feel like now is the time for you to focus on yourself and your own needs.
If you’ve just come out of a relationship, the Five of Cups often shows up as a sign that you’re still processing what happened and can be taken as a s sign of encouragement to take all the time you need.
In general, when you see the 5 of Cups in your reading, it suggests that you are feeling detached from the situation at hand.
You may feel like you are not getting what you want in a specific area of your life, or that you are not being appreciated.
The 5 of Cups can also indicate that you are feeling sorry for yourself due to a current situation you may find yourself in.
If this is the case it is important to get out of this negative headspace and start focusing on the positives.
Some great ways that work for me personally are:
– Taking a walk in nature
– journaling about my feelings
Once you start to explore and understand what you are feeling, you can start taking steps towards making positive change. As always, the first step is awareness.
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5 Of Cups Reversed As Feelings
The 5 of Cups reversed could suggest that you finally feel ready to start to move on from a situation and are ready to forgive and forget. You have come to realize that even though it takes strength, holding onto anger and resentment does nothing but harm you in the long run.
This may also indicate that the person who hurt you is finally starting to realize their mistake and apologize.
They may feel the need to make up for what they have done and are trying to make things right.
Either way, the Five of Cups reversed as feelings suggests that you are ready to forgive and move on.
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5 Of Cups And 3 Of Swords As Feelings
When the 5 of Cups is combined with the 3 of Swords tarot card, it suggests that you are feeling a sense of heartbreak.
Perhaps you have been through a challenging experience or have had your feelings hurt by someone.
The good news is that the discomfort you’re feeling is only temporary and will eventually fade away.
Let the feelings come and go and do not try to resist them as this is known to be the quickest way to process things and move on.
In time, you will be able to look back at this experience and see it as a learning opportunity.
5 Of Cups And 5 Of Swords As Feelings
When the 5 of Cups is combined with the 5 of Swords, it suggests that you are feeling defensive and guarded.
You may feel like you are being attacked from all sides and that no one can be trusted.
This combination could also suggest that you are in a situation where you feel like you are constantly losing.
However, it’s important to remember that you are not powerless in this situation and you can always fight back.
Take control of the things you can and do not let yourself be trampled on.
In time, this situation will pass and you will come out stronger on the other side.
5 Of Cups And Tower As Feelings
When the 5 of Cups is combined with the Tower tarot card, it suggests that someone is feeling a sense of loss and betrayal.
Perhaps you have recently gone through a difficult time where everything you believed in was turned upside down.
This combination can also indicate that someone has hurt you deeply and you are still reeling from the experience.
However at the same time, the Tower card also indicates that this is a time of great change and transformation.
So although it may be difficult right now, eventually you will be feeling stronger, wiser and likely even grateful for the experience.
5 Of Cups And Justice As Feelings
When the 5 of Cups is combined with the Justice tarot card, it suggests that you are feeling a sense of fairness and balance in the situation.
Even though at first you may have felt like you were not getting what you deserve or that someone was taking advantage of you, you now realize that things are not as black and white as they seem.
This combination can also suggest that you are finally ready to face the situation head-on and deal with it fairly.
The Justice card also indicates that eventually you will find a resolution to the problem.
5 Of Cups And 10 Of Cups As Feelings
When the 5 of Cups is combined with the Ten of Cups, it suggests that you are feeling a sense of happiness and fulfilment in your relationship.
You may have had some bumps in the road, but overall things are going well for you and your loved ones.
This combination can also suggest that you are finally starting to see the fruits of your labour and that all your hard work is beginning to pay off.
As the 10 of Cups generally indicates a time of joy and happiness, in combination with the 5 of Cups it suggests that your good fortune is on the way.
The 5 of Cups tarot card can indicate a wide range of feelings, depending on the surrounding cards in the reading.
However, in general, the upright position suggests that you are feeling a sense of disappointment and loss.
Furthermore, the 5 of Cups reversed can indicate that you finally feel ready to start to forgive and forget.
In combination with other tarot cards such as the Tower, the 5 of Cups can suggest that you feel things are being turned upside down and you are going through a time of great change.
When the Five of Cups is combined with the Justice tarot card, things are eventually going to feel evened out and you will find resolution to the problem.
Lastly, when combined with the Ten of Cups, it suggests that everything is currently going well in your relationship and you are starting to see the rewards of all your hard work.
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