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ELEMENT: Water

STARSIGN:  Scorpio

PLANETS: Pluto - Neptune

YES/NO: No

UPRIGHT

Inheritance - Bitterness - Frustration - Regrets - Depression - Unexplainable sorrow

5’s in a reading indicate a time of changes, flux and upheavals, and the 5 of Cups is a card of sadness. You may find yourself in a rather negative place, feeling sorry for yourself.

Typically, this card makes an appearance during break ups, while things will be difficult at first, you must keep in mind that there are other lovers out there which will be better suited to your personality. There are still cups left standing upright - this symbolizes the fact that your life is not over after this particular failure and encourages you 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.

REVERSED

Inheritances - Learning from your mistakes - Valuable experience earned

When the card is reversed, the Five of Cups shows a significant recovery from the regret as well as proper acceptance of your past. You are beginning to realize all of the implications of your actions, and you have finally come to appreciate the lessons which can be learned from that experience. 

You may even start to recognize the overall value of the painful experience you had in the larger scheme of things. You are seeing that the suffering and grief that you endured gave you strength and imbued you with resilience. You are ready to pick up the two remaining cups which are still full and go on with your life in full force.