Five of Cups|
Five of Cups is a card of loss and disillusionment.
Focus on this card when you want to
recover from loss or disappointment.
A student stands on the bank of a river, with a few
recognizable campus buildings far in the distance.
She’s looking sadly at three golden cups that have
tipped and spilled on the ground. The cups lie on their sides, and the
water they held is spilling into the river, like a libation to the gods.
Old wives often say, “It’s no use crying over spilt
milk.” Even so, this particular spill represents a sacrifice or a
All is not lost: two cups remain upright.
The young woman is wearing a cloak, which is wrapped
around her like grief or regret.
The young woman is dressed in blue, the elemental
color of water. It indicates that she’s emotional and deep, and that
she’s a student of water magic.
She’s pictured in an autumn landscape, because the
suit of cups corresponds to the season of autumn.