The Five of Cups Meaning, Reversed Outcome, Yes and No, Love Life

Five of Cups

Tarot card Meaning

The Five of Cups Meaning, Reversed Outcome, Yes and No, Love Life
Five of Cups

“Five of Cups shows that you are going through a sad phase in Life. You should get over your sorrow and get on with life. There are opportunities waiting for you.”

Meaning of Five of Cups card in Tarot is you are having negative Emotions of betrayal and sadness. It shows not moving on and not paying attention to opportunities presented to you.

Reversed Five of Cups on the other hand indicates that sad times will pass. You can look forward to your life being filled with happiness.

Five of Cups Yes or No

Five of Cups
Yes or No
Five of Cups
Yes or No
The answer is “No”.
A step towards serious change awaits you.
The answer is “No”.
You don’t follow through with the chosen line of behavior.

It is very essential to understand the condition of the person. He would be invcomplete dismay which will have a great impact on his life as well as in the future.

With the Yes/No interpretation of the card, you may realize that it is a sign of avoidance, disappointment, and discontentment associated with the person.

Five of Cups (upright) Keywords

Marriage without love Parting with a dream. 
Grief from loss. 
Deep sadness. 
Loss of a loved one;
Loss of something important, but you also have hope;
You are not alone with your grief;
Deprivation of what was not appreciated;
Disappointment, failure;
Regret, excessive pessimism;
Family problems;
Inheritance, gift;
Rejection of naïve notions and transition to a more mature philosophy of life;
Advice: strive to overcome regrets and remorse and have the courage to extract something useful from your shattered illusions;
Card of failures and achievements;

Five of Cups (reversed) Keywords

Joyful expectations. 
New relationship. 
Returning to an old friend
The situation is better now than before;
Old friends returned, beloved ones;
Courage to move forward;
Good news;
A constructive approach to misunderstandings;
Painful ending, deprivation;
Irrecoverable loss;
Loneliness and grief;
Lessons, past experiences;
Better times are ahead.

Five of Cups Advice

Five of Cups
Five of Cups
Before you lies the 
Valley of Tears , go through it 
with honor .
Go look for something new.
it’s better to come back.

Five of Cups Warning

Five of Cups
Five of Cups
You have a lot to lose.
Do not expect too much of the future.
Your decision is not final.

Five of Cups as a Person

Five of Cups
As a Person
Five of Cups
As a Person
Experiencing pain, resentment, or trauma. 
Women who have had miscarriages. 
Children who are being bullied. 
A manipulator who achieves his goal with threats, is an indecisive person.
Old friends. 
People you 
once loved. 
Loved ones you lost.
A stubborn, wayward, decisive, courageous person.

Five of Cups as feeling

Five of Cups
as feelings
Five of Cups
as feelings
Sadness, grief, at loss, disappointment, deprived, rejected, in illusion, pessimism Courageous, hopeful

Five of Cups : Card of the Day

Something might upset you.
If you were already happy about something in advance or thought the matter was settled, then today will disappoint you. 

If only some trifle is “broken off”, then take it with humor. 

If you are disappointed in a really serious matter, then 
accept your defeat with honor and do not hide it in front of others. 

The more honest and sincere you behave, the sooner you can find new ground under your feet.

Five of Cups as someone sees you

  • sad person who has faced some loss
  • person who prefers to be left alone

Five of Cups : Love

Five of Cups
Five of Cups
Tough breakup, but not final care. 
In the event of a break, there is a lot to lose for both sides.
Emotional sadism, exiting blackmail, multiple exits and returns.

The five of cups is undoubtedly a negative card as it can indicate a relationship that has ended or that has begun the process of breaking up and ending.

However, the card also indicates that not everything is lost, that there is still a part or there are elements to save it.

The important thing is to focus on these things and not stay anchored in what has been lost, the mistakes, in the past events that have led to this crisis.

If the relationship is insurmountable, the five of cups tells you that even if you cannot see it and understand it like that now, this is surely the best for you, only with enough time and with the arrival of new relationships you will be able to see it.

You become very unhappy, there is always a resentment feeling going on inside you. You are always disappointed with the results you are getting from all the aspects of your life. Your loved ones leave you.

But then again instead of moving ahead with your life, you are just choosing to get drowned in wallow of your self-pity. Out of all the things in the world you choose to be stuck with your discouraging and demotivating environment.

Five of Cups : Career

Five of Cups
Five of Cups
Leaving the business (to someone else).

Gains are equal to losses. 
Leaving work.
An attempt to restore the irreparable. 
Low profits, no development.

The five of the cup indicates that there may be delays in all plans, even some type of loss, be it part of the salary, working hours, a promotion that was going to arrive and it is canceled.

In a very literal sense, it can mean that your work is giving you more losses than gains. It would also be appropriate to consider a job change, starting something else, another more profitable but above all more satisfying activity on your emotional level.

When you are receiving Five Of Cups in your worklife then one of the most important thing that you would have to face is forgiving others as well as yourself. If you have been cheated or some of your close ones have deceived you then it is the right time to forgive them.

Similarly, if you are self-analyzing for where you went wrong then you must stop taking pity on yourself and then start learning from your mistakes. Your wisdom is something that will help you stay positive even in a negative environment. You must be able to reflect all the circumstances from your experience and learn from them.

Five of Cups : Money

The card is not so negative since as we saw, it points more to the emotional than to the financial, however you may be regretting a past where things were better.

You must focus on the now, without pushing too much, as this sometimes produces the opposite effect. Letting it flow, doing the right thing, and having a healthy, optimistic outlook may be the right position.

You are not as badly off as you think in the economic aspect, although you must take care of your money, try to save, not make unnecessary expenses, avoid that “the milk spills” because it is a time when you do not lack but you do not have too much.

You would face loss in your business and all your investments or savings would just die down.

Now is the right time to encourage and motivate yourself by grabbing all the opportunities that come your way. By changing your mindset you would be able to know how to be on the open the relaxing side of your life, how to be relieved from all the stressful points and memories those have grounded you.

Five of Cups : Health

Five of Cups
Five of Cups
Nervous breakdowns, removal of abscesses, boils, benign formations.It is necessary to cleanse the blood.

The five of cups may suggest nervous or psychological illnesses. Processes of anguish, depression, sadness, inability to forgive and forgive oneself. These states are natural after any conflict situation, a break or a loss of any kind.

You should seek support and support to help you get out of these states, slowly and slowly until you find a much more positive balance. Focus on the present and the future, avoiding as much as you can the useless clutches of the past.

You would witness a deterioration in your healthy lifestyle. Every day would become a challenge where you would face different health issues.

Five of Cups : past, present, future

Five of Cups in past position

Generally, when the position of the card –Five of Cups in the Past then your world would be revolving around your bitters memories with your family or partner or friends or colleagues.

It will occupy your mind with the injuries and emotional wounds of the past happenings. You would be in a state of mind where you would be blaming yourself for each and every mishap. Sometimes it might happen that you are consistently being victimizing yourself for whatever is happening around you.

You would be flooded with the negative emotions that are holding you back from moving ahead in your life. It is a sign that you are stuck with the bad deeds of your past. You won’t be able to work with your full potential.

Only when you release them you would know that you still have the chance or opportunity to move ahead in all aspects of life. You need to get hold of yourself and deal with the traumas of your past which still has the potential to destroy the happiness of your present life.

For instance, the situation that can be listed here are – breakup from your partner, leaving your job, business going bankrupt and much more.

Five of Cups in present position

Getting the card – Five Of Cups in the present scenario will directly imply the fact that you are stuck in the jargon of mishaps. You may think of nothing bad should happen with your family or friends or your partner but still, it would occur.

These events would be inevitable. You would feel very depressed and you might have to face a divorce, property loss or having a tough fight with family.

Now suppose you have your card in the Present position then the card will warn you of any bad news that you would be experiencing in some time.

When this happens to a particular person they remain in complete denial of the entire situation. It is a completely disastrous situation which will bring a lot of problems in the way which would be inevitable.

Five of Cups in future position

In the future placement, the card – Five Of Cups will signify that a person might face some tragedy which would be not bearable and might bring a drastic change in the life of the person and his closest family members.

Five of Cups (Upright) Meaning

  • Regret. 
  • Self-blame. 
  • Sadness. 
  • Reflections. 
  • Unhappy ending. 
  • Disturbed emotions. 
  • Lack of communication. 
  • Loss of trust. 
  • Emotional disappointment. 
  • Betrayal in love. 
  • Excessive pessimism. 
  • Anxiety about parting. 
  • Salvation of what’s left. 
  • Fading love. 
  • Family problems. 
  • Time of crisis in love relationships. 
  • Parting. 
  • Feeling abandoned. 
  • You are being scolded or punished. 
  • Separation, Divorce. 
  • Miscarriage. 
  • Unspent talents. 
  • Something is lost, but 
  • something remains. 
  • Don’t cry over spilled milk. 
  • What’s done is done. 
  • Whoever remembers the past will be blind. 
  • The glass is half empty, not half full.

Five of Cups Upright indicates that you are not happy with the way situations have unfolded in life. Hence you are feeling sad. You will need to overcome these painful memories. If you keep thinking of the past hurtful experiences, you will be wasting precious time in  life.  

Five of cups Upright appears when someone may have hurt you. You may be least expecting it. You have drowned yourself in sorrow. But understand, it is not the end of everything. Put yourself together and build your spirit again. Instead of resenting the past, learn from it. Forgive yourself and others. That’s the best way out of the situation.

Five of Cups Upright shows that though you may have lost certain opportunities, future holds more chances. Identify them and take them up. What has happened is not the end of things. You can start your life all over again. Have a positive outlook.

‘Five of Cups Upright’ might also indicate a grief doe to personal loss.

Five of Cups (Reversed) Meaning

Positive Meaning:

  • Hope. 
  • Rekindling old love. 
  • Good news. 
  • Expectation. 
  • Adoption. 
  • New relationship. 
  • Capabilities. 
  • Renewal of old ties. 
  • A constructive approach to misunderstandings. 
  • Healing old wounds. 
  • The glass is half full.

Negative Meaning:

  • Painful ending. 
  • Deprivation. 
  • Irreversible losses. 
  • Regret. 
  • The end of an important relationship. 
  • Loss of love.

Five of Cups Reversed indicates that you have overcome your past grief and are ready to move on. You have come to terms with life. Now you will be able to see situations rationally.

You are able to forgive the people who are hurt you. This will open up your heart chakra and will calm you down. Having suffered from grief, you have become stronger and matured.

Your outlook towards life is gradually becoming positive. New opportunities are waiting for you. Look for them and take them up.

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Five of Cups : Spirituality

It is important now to think a little about forgiveness. It is not about forgiving others for their own good or because they deserve it, but that you do it for yourself, you must do it for yourself because holding on to anger and pain is toxic and bad.

Think that most of the time while you are angry, full of pain or fury, the other person is possibly oblivious to all of it and having a good time, therefore the advice that the five of cups brings us is to let go, and you get this by forgiving.

Five of Cups Relation with Astrology

Five of Cups Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Five of Cups is Scorpio.

The Five of Cups Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Five of Cups in tarot has a picture of a young man who is feeling sad. He has hung his head down, slightly tilted toward one side. He is standing with back towards us. He is wearing long black robe as if he is mourning something. His boots can be seen below the robes.

We can see 5 cups near his feet. 3 cups have fallen on the ground. Some red and green liquid seems to have spilt from the cups. 2 cups are still upright, indicating there is some hope left.

The man is standing facing a flowing river. There is a bridge across the river. The bank of the river is lush green. We can see a building and some trees on the other bank of the river.

The sky in the card looks grey and gloomy.

Five of Cups : Significance

In the process of Tarot Card Reading, it might happen that some dark might bring nothing but bad news for you. You can always ask your Tarot Card Reader whether she likes to see those rueful cards.

Something similar happens when the card – Five of Cups comes up. Almost all the readers would see it as evil cards that bring upsetting events in the person’s life. It is something that is related to unhappiness and sorrow that would be coming into that person’s life.

You get a confirmation with this card that they there won’t be any good news and things would not turn up to be good.

Whenever this card would come up – Five Of Cups you would witness a dark time of your life just like the man standing in the card wearing a black cloak is continuously looking at the three different cups which have fallen down.

The time will bring significant disappointment and failures in your coming life. There would be a lot of incoming of good opportunities. But these opportunities won’t be available to you because you are stuck in the mishap.

Sometimes the opportunities would appear to you in the form of a bridge which will help you to cross over your difficulties and insecurities and would help you to achieve something great in your life.

You need to move ahead toward the positive vibes and positive thoughts that are waiting for you on the other side of that metaphorical bridge.

It is always be something great when you would decide to leave behind your sorrows and sadness and determine yourself to bring back happiness in your life.


So when you understand the entire meaning behind the card and also understand how the message provided by the card changes with the change in the placement of the card.

Tarot Cards:

Cups – Upright Card Meaning

Cups – Reversed Card Meaning

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Five of Cups Reversed