Five of Cups – Mermaid Tarot
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I. Image description on Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot
Saying goodbye is never easy. Letting go is much harder, but not all creatures find joy in the same place, which is what our Selkie girl understands. Her best friend is back at sea – life on the beach is not for her. The path they once walked together now splits in two; one on the shore, and the other in the water. That is the fate of each person, which is just a personal matter. But that does not make it any more painful to part with to accept that having to say goodbye to the people you love can have its own meaning.
II. The message of Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot in a reading
The Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot is a metaphor for the mourning, loss, and inconsolable regret of people. In most cases, this card is seen as a warning about a future in which you will lose something very precious irretrievably. In a Tarot spread, the Five of Cups is seen as a reminder of a great loss that is hard to accept. Explained in a deeper way, this can be a harbinger of a big event, strongly affecting the fortune of the querent.
However, from a more open perspective, the difficulty the card refers to is not entirely a bad omen because it can be the starting point for important events that help you discover your own potential, thereby becoming more confident and mature.
When appearing in a reading with The Emperor or The Empress, the Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot is a herald of a noticeable change in relationships with family members, especially with the parents. This duo often looks to young people who are in the process of getting used to independent life.
When coupling with The Lovers Mermaid Tarot, the duo shows negative sentimental signs. Specifically, your current relationship is gradually coming to an end when there are too many rifts between the two sides as well as not giving each other passionate feelings like in the first stage. With Strength, it is considered an auspicious sign related to all aspects of life. It can be said that your dangerous and deadlocked situation will soon be resolved, from which everything will gradually enter a stable orbit.
III. Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot upright meanings
There is no such thing as a pleasant way to overcome the Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot – one of the cards that brings a certain level of pain. We are reminded that life is not without choices and that choices always have consequences. The Five of Cups reminds us that pain is a part of life, but tolerating it or not is a choice. Great new opportunities await you after you say goodbye. Life goes on and this will not be the last time you have to let something or someone go.
The Five of Cups is about not fulfilling reality or not achieving the expected results. You are feeling frustrated that a situation has not turned out as you hoped, and instead of making another plan, you are wallowing in self-pity and regret for what was lost. Water poured from a glass suggests that the cause of regret is more emotional than material. You are rushing to the bottom of despair with life and increasingly pessimistic about your future.
The upright Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot shows that you are having a hard time trying to forget the past and learn from your mistakes. This card often reflects a person who is caught up in the past and cannot move on, so he/she has lost new opportunities. Bitter memories of the past continue to bother you, and the responsibilities for past actions continue to weigh heavily on your shoulders. It seems that everything has come to an impasse, but in addition to pointing out the heart of the problem, Tarot also helps you find the right path.
Forgiveness and resilience after an emotional loss are essential. If you are feeling let down by someone else’s actions, forgive them from the bottom of your heart to free yourself from disappointment. You also need to reevaluate your expectations. Did you expect too much?
Remember, it is important to be aware of whether your expectations are reasonable or not, and the wisdom of today is the mistake of the past. Reflect on what has brought you to this point and learn valuable lessons from them. Even when things are deadlocked, you can always find something positive out of those mistakes.
Although you have lost a lot, there is still a glimmer of hope because you still have two glasses. Don’t pity yourself when you find yourself in the woman on the card situation. Instead, look at things in a more positive light.
In terms of work and finance, the appearance of the Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot in the upright position is related to the not-so-optimistic sign. Usually, this means bankruptcy and loss of the reputation that querent has built up over a very long time.
Remember that no one can walk forever on the path of roses. However, this does not mean the end of everything because behind every challenge and obstacle is always an opportunity and success. On the other hand, the upright card is also considered a warning about financial risks. Maybe this is not the right time for you to take risks with your investments and funding.
In terms of romantic relationships, for single people, this card indicates that the querent is gradually overcoming the wounds caused by the breakdown of previous relationships. At the same time, you will also realize that gnawing on past pain has led to missing out on many good opportunities in the present. However, things will soon turn in a more positive direction when you learn from your past mistakes and become more mature and subtle in how you express and keep the passion in your relationship.
In a few other cases, the card is talking about self-isolation from the love and protection of everyone around after losing the love of your life. This unspeakable pain gradually drains your energy, making everything darker and more desperate and gradually driving you to a dead end with no way out.
In terms of health and spirit, the upright Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot is more about emotional and mental instability than physical condition. This can be a sign that you are too afraid of society, which in turn leads to alienation and isolation. The card says that if this condition persists, serious consequences related to mental or psychological conditions are inevitable.
Spiritually, the Five of Cups indicates that you may be holding onto deep feelings of anger, frustration, or resentment. As it has been said, holding back your anger is like drinking poison and expecting others to die. You need to forgive those who have wronged you for your own sake in order to move forward on your spiritual path. Energy therapy or healing may help you work through these emotions. Try to picture the people who have hurt you coming to you to apologize for the pain they have caused you in the past and beseeching the universe to help you forgive them, forgive yourself, and set free the pain that you are holding tight.
IV. Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot reversed meanings
You cannot keep things in place while they are expecting change. Holding on to what you have with one hand while the other is trying to get what you want does not work – something has to be given. Use this time to properly assess the current situation and ask a difficult question: Are you ready to give now to get what your heart desires in the future?
The reversed Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot is about getting up from regret and accepting the past. Now, you begin to recognize the effects of the past and appreciate the lessons learned from the experience. You may even realize the value of painful experiences in a broader sense in preparation for later ventures. You are ready to face the other two glasses and develop your feelings.
This card is also about opening your heart and taking risks again. This is a card of lingering regret, nostalgia, and bittersweet memories but it also speaks of hope for the future, being aware of whatever it takes to get through, and seeing the rainbow after the rain. If you have suffered from a breakup, the reversed Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot means an end to the suffering and a beginning of new love and relationships, new interests, and new emotions. You are beginning to experience inspiration, creativity, and a sense of being alive again.
The card in reverse also speaks to what you really want and what will really make you the happiest. Those are the good things that lurk behind bad luck. Sometimes, disappointment is needed so that we can see through our illusions and free ourselves to find what is truly valuable in life. Once you have made this transition, you will be presented with new opportunities without having to give anything away.
Sometimes, the card indicates a feeling of being stuck in the past, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, and unable to focus on the positive aspects. In the reversed position, it can also show that regretful emotions forever remain a thorn in the heart that cannot be erased. The number 5 is also the number of change and indicates an emotional turmoil through which we can make a change in our approach to life.
In terms of work and finance, the reversed Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot indicates a high probability that you will soon recover the will to fight from the fall and this is also a valuable lesson to help yourself become more mature. In addition, the appearance of the card is also said to mark the new beginning of the querent after serious difficulties and challenges. In addition, it predicts financial prosperity after a long period of freezing or heavy losses. However, in some cases, the Five of Cups in reverse is also said to be a sign of conflict and discord coming from a huge inheritance.
In terms of romantic relationships, if you are still in a single state, your heart has stopped worrying about a love that is beautiful but unfinished and cannot be together forever. Leaving behind unforgettable memories that were soon buried in the dust of time, you will find peace in your soul and gradually open your heart.
It can be said that, at that time, you are ready to accept new love adventures. In particular, during this period, help, sharing, and understanding from loved ones around plays a very important role in healing the wound in your soul.
In terms of health and spirit, in general, the Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot often refers to stability/instability in the mental aspect more than the physical. However, when this card is reversed, it has a much more positive meaning than the upright one. Specifically, this is an omen that the querent of this card is gradually letting go of the pain from the past and is ready to receive positive energy from the surrounding environment.
Allowing yourself to let go of past pain and embrace positive healing energy will be the key to solving any health issues you are having. If you are struggling to get rid of negativity, some energy-healing methods may be beneficial.
Spiritually, the reversed Five of Cups Mermaid Tarot can indicate that you are coming out of a period of great loss or grief, ready for a fresh start and a new spiritual path. You have learned some important karmic lessons from the pain you have experienced, and you are allowing those experiences to make you a kinder, more spiritual, and more empathetic person.
On the other hand, you may wallow in pain or sadness and refuse to let the past go. This will prevent you from learning your karmic lessons and continuing on your spiritual path. Release your sadness and grief to the universe and ask the universe to help you heal.