Five Of Cups: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)


Out of the entire suit of cups, the Five of Cups brings one of the most sobering messages. 

When you’re performing a ‘yes or no’ tarot reading and this card comes up, understanding how to interpret its meaning can get quite confusing at times.

That’s why I’ve decided to write this article to help you uncover the clear ‘yes’ or ‘no’ meaning of the Five of Cups in both the upright and reversed position as well as its specific meaning when it comes to love and relationships!

Five Of Cups: Yes Or No?

The Five of Cups means a clear ‘no’. This tarot card represents a strong sense of disappointment, loss and an overall feeling of dissatisfaction. The Five of Wands often appears when a situation hasn’t turned out the way it was expected and has now resulted in feeling stuck. 

When the Five of Cups enters your ‘yes or no’ tarot reading, it indicates dwelling on a situation that has likely led you to feeling negative and pitiful towards yourself.

Even though it is absolutely important to work through negative experiences in order to be able to eventually come to terms with them, there’s a difference between dwelling and constructive progress. There comes a time when you have to gently get yourself together and try to focus on positive ways to move forward. Even when it’s just small baby steps, getting your hands on the wheel of life can bring a great sense of liberation.

five of cups from the Light Seers tarot deck
The 5 of Cups tarot card from the captivating Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

Therefore, the Five of Cups in the upright position can also be taken as a form of encouragement to start appreciating what is working in your life and focus more on the things that bring you peace and joy. A great way to further implement a sense of appreciation and gratitude into your life is by starting with journaling using positive affirmations

Another important aspect to remember is that whenever you’re going through a negative experience, there are always valuable lessons to be learned from it. Try to appreciate the knowledge you’ve gained which can ultimately help you on your path forwards and be of great benefit when it comes to knowing what you do want and knowing what you don’t want out of life. 

The Five of Cups challenges you to change your perspective and work towards discovering your fullest potential by focusing on doing more of the things you enjoy and spark your passion.  

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to check out before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information.

Five Of Cups Reversed: Yes Or No?

The Five of Cups in reversed means ‘yes’. When the Five of Cups is reversed, it brings a positive message of acceptance and being able to see the bright side of a situation. It indicates you’ve learned some valuable lessons through the hardships you’ve encountered and are ready to move forward. 

The Five of Cups in reverse means you’ve completed a true mindset shift which is now allowing you to focus on the positives instead of the negatives. 

You’ve truly started to appreciate the knowledge and experiences you’ve gained from going through a difficult situation and are now starting to reap the benefits. 

The Five of Cups in reversed position indicates you’ve grown both emotionally and spiritually as a person and you’ve gained a new sense of strength and personal power. 

If you’ve been experiencing difficult times in your career, the 5 of Cups in reverse can be taken as a clear sign that bigger and interesting opportunities are on their way. What may have first felt like a loss will soon feel like a blessing in disguise.

Five Of Cups And Love: Yes Or No?

When it comes to love, the Five of Cups means ‘no’. It represents a sense of sadness, misunderstanding and worry. The Five of Cups with regards to love indicates you may have just experienced a painful break-up or come across a rough patch in your relationship. 

Even though going through a break-up or difficult times in your relationship is never a joyful experience, try to remind yourself that there are always two or more ways to look at a situation. Anytime tough times appear, there are always valuable lessons and insights to be discovered.

An argument with your partner for example may give you more insight in your personal boundaries and what things are most important to you. Now that you’ve discovered this valuable information through this specific situation, it might help you both to approach things differently next time and prevent similar disagreements. 

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

If you’ve just went through a difficult break-up, even though this is naturally a sad experience that needs time to overcome, try to also look at the positive things you’ve gained. Now is the time to start and plan that solo trip you’ve always wanted to go on or immerse yourself in a new hobby or activity that will help you appreciate and make use of all the free time and space this situation has allowed you to receive. 

The 5 of Cups tarot card meaning explained at 50:39, video by ‘Moonlight Guidance’

In Conclusion

The Five of Cups in upright position means ‘no’ as an answer to your question. It mostly represents a sense of dissatisfaction, loss and disappointment. The Five of Cups indicates finding it difficult to look past whatever has happened which has now led to feeling stuck. 

The Five of Cups in reversed position means a loud and clear ‘yes’. This tarot card in the upside down position implies that you’ve been able to accept a difficult situation and are now more than ready to move forward with all the valuable knowledge and experienced you’ve gained. 

When it comes to love and relationships, the Five of Cups means ‘no’. It represents overall feelings of sadness and worry which can either have to do with having gone through a break-up or misunderstandings and arguments in your relationship. 

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