Inheritance, bitterness, frustration, regrets, depression, unexplainable sorrow.



45 / 9  


15th to the 21st of June

21st of October to the 3rd of November

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The Five of Cups tells of uncertainty, change, activity and freedom.

The 5 of Cups symbolizes an emotional loss of some kind. It also suggests that we can become so focused on obstacles, delays and regrets that we miss seeing the positives in our lives. 

The 5 of Cups reflects the need to reorder and re-evaluate life’s priorities. You are encouraged not to waste your energy brooding and lamenting over what is lost, while overlooking the many blessings that remain.

The 5 of Cups can be viewed as a card of hardships and depression  -  but in contrast, it is also a card of hope. The message is to count your blessings.

The Five of Cups tells of struggles, trials and tribulations, of sometimes grieving the loss of a friend or marriage break up. It tells of the damage done and asks that you do not cry over spilt milk, but rather learn the lesson of the experience and look at the positives that you have. It suggests that you do not stay in the past or you will waste your life. Live in the now. The simplest message of the 5 of Cups is ‘no point crying over spilt milk’  -  implying that the damage has already been done.

The white bridge appearing on the 5 of Cups tells of a great deal of potential and of the need to change direction. It indicates disappointments that you may find difficult to explain.  

The 5 of Cups is frequently associated with marital difficulties and divorce and tells of disillusionment in love. A strong message of the V of Cups is that love cannot truly flourish in an atmosphere of pretence and untruths.

5 of Cups can suggest that it is a good time to consider a change of residence or work environment, or a new beginning of some kind.

The 5 of Cups relates to the number 45 / 9 and tells of ‘Universal Love and Brotherhood’, of completion, of selflessness and of being the humanitarian. It brings with it great wisdom and Universal Love for all mankind. These energies need to be used for the upliftment and elevation of the human race.

The 5 of Cups indicates that your guidance comes from a higher source and must be used your way on the material earthplane.

5s in a reading indicates a time of change and of ups and downs and there may be a focus on ‘loss’. It tells that you may be experiencing a feeling of bitterness that could create real problems in a relationship. In time, the bitterness and emptiness that you may be feeling will pass, and feelings of contentment and happiness will return. The 5 of Cups asks you to consider the reasons for these negative feelings and try to establish a positive goal or desire.

The V of Cups may be telling that you may be experiencing a feeling of bitterness that could create real problems in a relationship.

The V of Cups may indicate dissatisfaction and unhappiness brought about a feeling of missed opportunity or an unjust situation.

The Five of Cups tells you that dwelling on ‘what might have been’ is a futile exercise, and it is far better to accept things and learn from the lesson, then move on.

Appearing in a reading, the 5 of Cups may be implying that you may receive an inheritance of sorts, but this will not bring you pleasure. It may be signifying a delayed inheritance, and of pre-occupation with loss at the expenses of recognizing one’s true assets and powers. The 5 of Cups in a reading asks you to look at the potential of the future and let go of the past.

When the V of Cups appears in a reading it is indicative of a deep-felt sorrow that you may find indescribable and unexplainable. The V of Cups tells of feeling remorseful. 

The Five of Cups is a card of loss and regrets and may be indicating that although things may not have gone to plan, there is something remaining which is able to be worked and improved upon.

When the V of Cups appears in a spread it brings a message that things are not a final as they may initially seem. It can be an indication that there is positive and uplifting news that will bring a joyful message.

The 5 of Cups suggests that you are worried that love will pass you by, and there is a feeling of being unloved. The 5 of Cups may presage the breakup of a relationship, marriage or partnership of some kind, or of loosing something of personal value and importance to you.

The V of Cups tells of focusing on the negatives, rather than looking to the positives. It encourages to focus on positive aspects, rather than to allow any negativities to hold you back. There are wonderful opportunities to take advantage of, but you need to be able to see them clearly, otherwise you will not make steady progress. Do not allow little hiccups to deter you.

The V of Cups asks you to consider carefully before making major decisions as the effects may have unforeseen consequences.

The need to take care of yourself can also be indicated when the 5 of Cups appears in a tarot reading. All areas of health, from emotional to physical, are being neglected. It is time to change that pattern and look to more healthful lifestyle choices.

The 5 of Cups in a reading can be telling you to take some quality time for yourself to rest and rebuild your physical, mental and spiritual energies.

2 Fives:
Two 5s in a spread tells of new experiences ahead.

3 Fives:
Three Fives in a reading is a warning not to over-exert yourself.

4 Fives:
Four Fives tells of travel, change and an energetic period.

When the V of Cups appears next to Judgement, it is an indication that karmic conditions or karmic lessons have been well-learned and have passed. The way is now clear for new endeavours. Bright blessings are on their way into your life.

Next to The STAR:
The Five of Cups appearing next to The Star in a spread tells of karmic lessons being experiences and learned, and of the issue leaving your life. There are bright blessings ahead for you.

Next to The DEVIL:
When the V of Cups appears in a spread next to The Devil, it is an indication that you must take the time to contemplate all options and avenues before stepping forward. Quiet, positive contemplation is needed to achieve focus. Not to do so will incur wasted energies.

Next to the Devil tarot card, the 5 of Cups infers that time must be spent in contemplation, because energies are being wasted.

Next to The WHEEL of FORTUNE:
Next to The Wheel of Fortune, the V of Cups in a reading indicates that career opportunities, successful negotiations and agreements in both your business and personal affairs will all be of a positive nature  -  but it is imperative that you act immediately.

Next to The WHEEL of FORTUNE and with the 3 WANDS Cards:
When the 5 of Cups appears next to The Wheel of Fortune and 3 Wands cards in a reading, it is telling you that it is time to come out of your reverie and take action. It is imperative that you act immediately as negotiations are now possible.

With a minimum of three wands and the Wheel of Fortune it indicates a time of action. New career and negotiations are now possible. It is vital that you act now and leave someone or something behind. It can sometimes indicate a person turning their back on life’s pleasures and indicates a lonely lost person.

Next to JUDGMENT and/or STAR cards:

With Judgment or the Star in the spread, it tells that karmic conditions have passed with the debt being paid. There are now new endeavours.


Loss, distress, separation, desolation, sorrow, remorse, sadness, unhappiness, regret, loss, news, alliances, affinity, ancestry, return, hope.

In some instances, the reversed Five of Cups indicates a separation and/or a severe loss on an emotional level, and there are feelings of severe distress, desolation and sorrow. 

The reversed Five of Cups may indicate that something of great importance to you is now lost. It even imply the physical death of a loved one. In the case of an actual bereavement, the reversed Five of Cups implies that these feelings will last for some time yet.

The 5 of Cups when appearing reversed in a reading, brings a message to take stock of your current situations, prior to making any major life decisions.

Reversed, the Five of Cups can indicate the break-down of relationships,and of business affairs going sour. It may also be telling you that some around you are deceitful, manipulative and may be involved in malicious gossip.

The V of Cups may be telling you to be aware that negative emotions are draining your energy on many levels. General health will be affected by the feelings of depression, regrets, anxiety, guilt and resentment. Care must be taken on all levels of being.

The 5 of Cups when appearing reversed, may be an indication of your inability to release issues from the past, clinging to old hurts and resentments. This will lead to ill-health, stagnant situations and unpleasant circumstances.

Reversed, the 5 of Cups suggests that you can begin to take a chance on love again.

The Five of Cups appearing reversed may be foretelling of an old friend who will soon return to your life.

Appearing reversed, the 5 of Cups can signify a time to connect with yourself on an emotional level. Your feelings are not being acknowledged and realized, and necessary soul-searching is not happening. An avoidance of one’s true feelings is indicated.

Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes


  1. I am confused...lol Just did a reading and my first card was Ace of pentacles, 2nd was Death 3rd was 5 cups reversed.
    why do I feel uncomfortable about him?
    Ace pentacles
    Should I sever ties with this man
    If I don't sever ties, what is the outcome?
    5 cups reversed
    Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

  2. hi aces mean new starts, death means change, and 5 of cups means sorrow, so your feeling is right he will cost you money and that will only bring you sorrow so move on its time to change. regards g

  3. Thank you Georgewilliam! He plays head games then accuses me of it...I guess I remembered why I left him 9 years ago lol. I did one re: him again. Past Present Future...6 of wands, 5 of wands 4 of wands...then reshuffled and did a single card 5 of wands again...strangest thing ever.

  4. OMG I just went back and reread what the 5 of wands meant and now I remember why I was so fascinated by drawing it twice. It mentioned someone playing head games and I was like OMG that is so what he has always done. Is it normal while doing a reading, to feel a heat from the cards that leads you to pick them? Thank you again for replying to the last question. =)