Five of Cups Tarot Card: Upright, Reversed, & Love Meanings

Five of Cups Card Meaning

The Five of Cups in Tarot stands for loss, bereavement, and regret. The Five of Cups meaning in a Tarot reading is related to tangible losses, such as money, possessions, relationship, and work. Or the losses could be intangible, such as dreams, opportunities, prospects, or reputation. The loss, the sorrow, the regret could be great or small. That said, you shouldn't be discouraged by the appearance of this card because every negative has a positive side to it. The figure on the Five of Cups card is draped in black and covered in grief. He is staring at the overturned cups in front of him, oblivious to the fact that there are two upright cups behind him. Loss always hurts because we always resist change. However, every loss opens new opportunities and possibilities for growth. Every loss initiates a change. We need to go with the flow. If we struggle to hold on to what is gone, we suffer more.

Upright Five of Cups Card Meaning

When the Five of Cups is upright in a Tarot reading, it is there to alert you to the possibilities of a loss. You might already be aware of the loss. If not, this is when you must try to reduce the importance of the loss, if not avoid it altogether.

Reversed Five of Cups Card Meaning

When the Five of Cups card is reversed in a Tarot reading, you are ready to heal. You've been through the wringer of grief and you're ready to come out the other side, filled with acceptance and the newfound ability to move forward.

Five of Cups Card Love Meaning

The Five of Cups in a Tarot love reading means you have some sense of loss and grief when it comes to your relationships, past and present. If you are single, it means you might live in worry that you let your soul mate get away. If you're in a relationship, the Five of Cups might mean that a breakup is coming in your future. If you don't want that to happen, you need to work on resolving deep issues.