Your Chosen Card – Five of Cups Reversed Thoth 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 someones 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 Scorpio10 Scorpio. Tropical, 23 October2 November. Sidereal, 16 November24 November.
Astrology: Assertive and warlike Mars (dignified) in the first decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Waite King/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.
Etteilla: Heritage, patrimony, transmission, tradition, bequest, gift, donation, inheritance, legacy, resolution; (R) kin, relatives, family, consanguinity, ancestry, marriage, alliance, rapport.
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 Thoth 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.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ancient astrology dealt with the seven planets (‘wanderers’) visible to the naked eye. The awareness of these seven wandering ‘stars’ gave rise to the seven-day week, each day being named after one of the visible planets: Sunday (Sun day), Monday (Moon day), Tuesday (Mars day), Wednesday (Mercury day), Thursday (Jupiter day), Friday (Venus day), and Saturday (Saturn day). The ancients included the Sun and the Moon among the planets because they wandered across the heavens. The Golden Dawn assigned seven of the major arcana cards to the seven visible ‘planets’ of antiquity.
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Five of Cups depicts a scene of emotional disappointment. You are likely to have suffered a loss and to be focusing on the three overturned cups that have spilled their contents rather than on the two full cups that remain standing. Even though you feel dejected because of a separation or breakup, some hope of fulfillment remains. Sometimes your emotional fulfillment will need to come from within rather than from another person. Are you crying over spilt milk? Traditionally this card also stands for a gift or inheritance, but one that does not live up to your hopes and expectations. Though it may sound trite, remember that every dark cloud has a silver lining.
Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 13: Some tarot cards are really very ‘good’ and others are really very ‘evil.’
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Complete Book of Tarot: The element Earth has no major arcana card assigned to it, perhaps because it represents the entire material universe in which we learn the lessons of the major arcana.