A Family Situation, Heightened Sensitivity, Mixed Feelings and Experiences
The 5 of Cups sometimes refers to a family situation, or an occurrence that brings both good news and disappointment. An example is receiving an unexpected inheritance after losing a loved one. But this is just one possibility.
As another example, this card could relate to marriage. But this marriage will be both joyous as well as disappointing or frustrating, maybe even bitter.
You might receive some news that results in mixed feelings. You might find yourself in some type of material difficulty or challenge; but at the same time, there’s also something wonderful.
Whatever your specific situation is – whether it’s pleasant or disappointing, and most likely both – someone or something isn’t living up to your expectations.
When The 5 of Cups Shows Up In A Reading
Health: If you’re wondering about implementing a specific health protocol, it’s probably not a good idea. The remedy for turbulent emotions is the same: daily deep relaxation in solitude or a zen environment. Transcend any mental, emotional or physical health issues and rest in the eternal True Self. Letting go of always changing moods and circumstances allows you to effortlessly navigate life.
Occupation: The 5 of Cups brings both gains and losses. Be prepared for ups and downs in your occupation, and perhaps some material challenges. Navigate predicaments with care and sensitivity, and stay focused on expanding your gains rather than dwelling on losses. Remember to provide for others what you’d like to receive in return – a mutual exchange of energy.
Relationships: You might receive some type of emotional news concerning a relationship, if you haven’t already. There might be broken promises, or some kind of disappointment, along with a union or reconciliation. Take care not to react too quickly or insensitively to another. Face your displeasure, but ultimately choose love which conquers all. Most relationship problems can be handled within your own self. What you keep in your heart – whether false love, pain or bliss – is what you attract from others.
Hidden Meaning: Families don’t come through bloodlines. This is an illusion. They come through symbiotic vibrations of energy, because everything is energy, including flesh and blood. Also, our external reality is a reflection of our inner beliefs. Change thoughts and beliefs to change outer circumstances.
Reversed: Reversed, the 5 of Cups implies an alliance with a group, or a personal, emotional connection with someone you feel a natural liking or attraction to. It indicates healing rifts between family members or friends, or the reunion of the same. There could be a liaison, or you might discover others with a common cause, similar plans or interests as yourself. While there may be mixed feelings, this connection will bring more rewards than displeasure.
Advice: Because of heightened emotions or sensitivity, be careful not to react too quickly to news or a change in circumstances. There might be some type of gain as well as some type of loss at the same time. You might feel both sorrow and joy, or you might be overly influenced by surrounding energies, especially if you’re an empath. Take a good look at what is not meeting your expectations and ask yourself if these expectations are really necessary. Then choose to transcend circumstances by focusing on the beauty and goodness of your True Self, instead of dwelling on what you’re not getting in your life. What do you focus on daily? Which thoughts are fueled with emotions? This is the “you” that you subconsciously present to the world, and give to others. What you put out to the universe is what expands in your own life experiences.
Astrological Association: Aries
Element: Water on the 1st House
Timing: March 21st to April 19th, or 5 months
Reversals: Generally, an obstacle must be overcome before a favorable event can occur
Yes or No: Not the best idea