40-Five of Cups – Reversed Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Five of Cups Reversed Golden Deck

When reversed, the Five of Cups suggests that you need to adopt a different perspective in order to find the good in the situation. Even though you have suffered a loss, hope remains if you will only look for it. Two of the cups remain standing, having not spilled their contents. You may be able to salvage a relationship you thought was irretrievably lost, or perhaps a new relationship will enter your life to dispel these feelings of emptiness. A gift or inheritance may be better than anticipated. News of someone’s return may reach you. Remember the words of Alexander Pope: ‘Hope springs eternal in the human breast.’

Keywords Reversed: Regret, sorrow, remorse, separation, dejection, feelings of emptiness, disappointment in love, loneliness, possible onset of illness.

Timing: 0 Scorpio–10 Scorpio. Tropical, 23 October–2 November. Sidereal, 16 November–24 November.
Astrology: Assertive and warlike Mars (dignified) in the first decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Waite Knight/Thoth Prince of Cups (Air of Water) and Death (Scorpio). Mars is linked to the Tower.
Number Symbolism: 5 – instability, disruption, loss, crisis, tension, competition, conflict.

Mathers: Union, junction, marriage, inheritance; (R) arrival, return, news, surprise, false projects.

When Five of Cups is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Five of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Five of Cups is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Five of Cups using cards from the Golden Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books

Complete Book of Tarot
Book Details
Complete Book of Tarot: How can tarot help in this process? Because the cards depict archetypal images universal to the human condition, you can use your daily draw as a starting point for self-examination and reflection in your journal. For example, a card may bring to mind memories that you would like to explore further. The images on a card might remind you of a relationship you’d like to understand more deeply. If you have suffered emotional trauma (and who hasn’t at some point in their life?), the research of psychologist James Pennebaker suggests that journaling just twenty minutes a day for a few days can have a remarkably healing effect. This healing appears to be the result of exploring without inhibition, and in a safe environment, your deepest feelings about the emotional upheaval. 15

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The sleep-with-your-cards myth: you must sleep with a new deck of cards under your pillow to become properly attuned to them.

Complete Book of Tarot: A critic might object that the tarot reader is simply making up stories that coincidentally connect with the querent’s concerns. To some extent this objection is valid, but most readers soon discover that especially relevant cards often do appear in ways that can feel quite uncanny.

  • Do get in touch if you looked for Five of Cups and we don’t have it listed. We would be more than happy to source the information for you. We hope you visit again for more online tarot information!

Tarot Triumphs: In most Tarot layouts there is a significator, a card selected to stand on its own, which indicates the querent at the present time, or the topic of the question asked. Although the three-card reading I’m about to explain does not include a significator, we will come to it directly afterward with a four-card layout. It’s also worth mentioning now because it is relevant to the issue of whether the diviner is told the question or not; if there is a significator in the layout, even if the querent doesn’t voice the question aloud, the significator will usually give you a handle on the situation. So, for most Tarot readings, the significator is a signpost that you can use to point the way to the nature of the situation.