Five of Cups
The Five of Cups Tarot Card depicts a figure that is wearing a black cloak. The person hides his face in what seems to be despair. It could be a sign of not appreciating what you have in life or possibly avoidance of something yet to come. It is a card of Loss. Every loss opens new possibilities for growth because every loss initiates change. Loss hurts because it is our emotional resistance to change, no matter how much we accept intellectually that we must go with the flow. It is telling you to move on to a better and more positive mindset and start living the life that you should be living.
Five of Cups (Reversed)
The Five of Cups Reversed has you starting to recognize the overall value of the painful experiences you have had in your life. You are seeing that the suffering and grief that you endured gave you strength and resilience. A time of sorrow is coming to an end. The three spilled, empty cups before you is changing for the better and the two full ones behind you are cups of happiness. As it is Reversed, you are beginning to see the possibilities of romance in your life and you are now able to forgive others for the pain they have caused you. Improvements in your life are coming soon.