Five of Cups

Five of Cups

Cups: Beauty, Emotion, Desire, Inner Experience, Love, Fertility 


  • Remorse 
  • Sadness 
  • Grief 
  • Inheritance 
  • Disappointment 

Here is a feeling of disappointment, sorrow or dejection. There could be feelings of guilt or defeat, a broken marriage or a lost friendship. There is much regret and a feeling of emptiness even though two Cups show that there is still something left.


  • Hope 
  • Optimism 
  • Enjoyment 
  • Return Of Love 

Here we have the return of a friend or old love. There are hopeful expectations, new alliances and a return of enjoyment for the good things in life. Everything is expected to work out in time.

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