The Five of Cups card depicts a man in a black cloak standing seemingly in despair. The man hides his face in the cloak which expresses his anxiety.
There are five cups at the feet of the man. Three of them have fallen down on the ground and their contents have spilled out. The other two remain standing. The man does not pay much heed to the two standing cups. All his focus seems to be on the fallen ones.
Ahead of him there is a river that flows to separate him from a castle at a distance. The castle is probably his home and the scene depicts that he is separated from the comfort and security of his own home. The card signifies challenging times where dealing with losses is a high probability.
However, the standing cups signify hope and suggest that the man should turn his focus from the spilled cups that depict his loss to the standing ones that would help him rebuild what he has lost.
Upright Position: The card is generally considered to depict a loss. It also may indicate conflicts and challenges. However, the card also teaches to appreciate what remains. It signals to shift the focus from the empty cups to the cups that are still holding the ground - which means to move on and rebuild based on the remaining assets rather than to mourn for what is lost.
Reversed Position: Reversed the card inability to move on in life as the subject perhaps holds on to the tragedies of the past and refuses to gear up to utilize the available resources to make a better future.
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