Five Of Cups – Gilded Tarot Deck
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I. Meaning of the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot
On the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot, we can see a man is frustrated by three spilled cups, not noticing the two glittering cups behind him. It is natural and necessary to mourn for some loss once. But if sadness continues for too long, it becomes ridiculous. By drawing on the wisdom of The Hierophant Gilded Tarot, the character of the card numbered V of the Major Arcana, this man is able to find guidance in his mourning as well as assistance in healing his broken heart. Then he can go back to the future, find hope at the dawn of a new day, and grab the two full cups that await him.
II. Message of the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot
The message of the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot is that you have experienced loss and have to grieve. Ask a wise friend or counselor, a spiritual advisor, or a religious tradition to help you re-energize properly so you can embrace a bright future at the right time. Be careful not to prolong your mourning, whether it comes from a desire for attention or a fear of the future.
III. Interpretation of the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot in a spread
In most Tarot decks, most of the visual descriptions on each card suggest very clear interpretations, but for the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot, the matter is not so simple. Usually, the Five of Cups shows a sad character or looking down at the water, surrounded by five cups. Three are falling, and the other two are still standing upright. The implication of this image is very clear: Will you choose to stay sad about the bad or unfortunate things that have happened or will you focus on what you still hold and spend your time and energy moving forward? The point here is to consider what you are focusing on and always make sure that your choice of focus direction is what is best for you.
During the spread, the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot brings a message warning you of the possibility of a loss and the emotions involved – sadness, regret, rejection. The loss can be big or small. It can be tangible (money, ownership, relationships, work), or intangible (dreams, opportunities, leads, prestige). You may already know who or what this card represents, but if not, it can serve as a warning to help you avoid the loss or at least minimize its consequences.
The placement of the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot is important in fully interpreting the card’s message. In the past position, it indicates a time in your life when you had to accept losses. Maybe it was a breakup, getting fired from a job, or someone close to you entering the afterlife. Since the card is in the position of the past, that event has also changed your feelings forever about letting go. Even though you may have gotten over the pain at the time, that fact has something to do with the way you approach things now.
In its current position, the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot is essentially an affirmation of why you are spreading the card. Usually, it appears in this position to those who have just ended a relationship or have just lost a loved one. It also shows that even if you are feeling miserable, things are not that bad. If you have not felt that there has been a great change in your life up to now, this card tells you that you should prepare for an upcoming unexpected conflict. When the Five of Cups appears in the future position, it says that you have overlooked some signal in your life about change in your life. The good news is that you will still have plenty of time to prepare. In this position, the message of the card is more positive than negative. Rest assured, you will survive.
In terms of work, if you are expecting something from your partner, you will probably have to wait. The Five of Cups is a sign that the career you are choosing or at least the one you desire is not right for you. Your career expectations and reality are not going together. Stay active and look for job opportunities that you have not seen in the past.
In terms of love, when the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot appears, it means that it is time to start dealing with problems in your love life. If all else fails, this is a good sign to let go of the old relationship that was holding you back and start a new one. The important thing is that you need to let go of your ex in order to truly look forward to the future. If you already have a partner, the card, unfortunately, heralds the stormy days that are yet to come. Your relationship is about to change in a way you would never expect. Remember that you cannot go back in time when everything was perfect, but you can take old mistakes as a lesson for both sides to grow together.
In terms of finance, the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot is like a red light: do not be foolish to buy something way too expensive or make a large investment at this time. Since this card indicates a loss, keep an eye on your account balance and pay attention to whether your monthly spending is reasonable or not. Prepare now for future financial losses.
In terms of health, the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot is directly related to your spirit. Usually, this card appears when someone is avoiding socializing. Physical health is influenced by mental features, so you need to find out where this feeling of alienation from the world comes from and then deal with it.
In terms of spirituality, this is an important time for the appearance of forgiveness. You may don’t want to forgive others for their own sake or because they don’t “deserve” forgiveness. However, you need to do it for your own good, holding anger and pain in your heart is extremely harmful and bad for yourself. Not only that, but while you still have time to be mad and hurt, the person you are angry with is most likely in a pretty good mood! So now is the time to let go of the things that are still stuck in your soul.
When in reverse, the reversed Five of Cups Gilded Tarot says that you have not found a way out of past suffering and are living in a cycle of despair. Now it is important that you work towards the future. Only when you are done with your grief will you be free to write a new chapter in your life.
The Five of Cups Gilded Tarot in reverse implies that there is a high chance that your life will see many new prospects as well as new projects. It is a time for hope and to reach out to others if you are in need of something from them, be it a need for work, attention, care, or anything else. Have faith in yourself and trust that your needs will be met. When you draw the reversed Five of Cups, chances are you have just had a tough time. The good news is that your recovery from this period seems to be going pretty well. Keep moving forward, don’t let yourself be “stuck” with the past or done.
In terms of work, though things may have been difficult for you at work lately, the reversed Five of Cups Gilded Tarot tells that you are beginning to realize that the only person you can truly control or influence your current situation is not everyone else but you. Keep thinking positive and consider what is really right for you. Maintain an attitude of gratitude and courtesy to everyone.
In terms of love, with the reversed Five of Cups Gilded Tarot, you are beginning to realize that you will be able to find a happy and meaningful love relationship during this period. You don’t have to accept abuse or try to plunge yourself into a relationship with the wrong person. If you don’t feel that way right now, be prepared because you will realize it soon. Trust what your instincts tell you.
In terms of finance, the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot in reverse reminds you to be grateful for what you already have. Also, you are entering the stage of finding yourself and realizing who you really are and what you can really do to bring more prosperity into your life. Think positive, and nurture your self-esteem.
In terms of health, just as the Five of Cups Gilded Tarot in the upright, the reversed card also implies the importance of keeping a positive attitude. If you just cannot get over the memories of bad things others did to you or let go of what happened in your past, now is the time to seek help in dealing with those problems before you cause bad things to yourself. Forgiving others is not for their benefit, but for your own.
In terms of spirituality, the reversed Five of Cups Gilded Tarot indicates that you are ready to start a new spiritual life and you will most likely feel it soon. Consider getting new and different information about your spiritual life that interests you. You can do that through meeting new people, gathering information about different faith views, or even reading and studying philosophy. Allow yourself to be armed and learn more “new information” sources.