When the 5 of cups appears in a reading, you are being met with a disappointment of some sort. This is not the kind of disappointment that is going to change your life. But rather, one that may create sadness in the day. Maybe someone has disappointed you, or you did not get a work bonus or improvement as you had hoped. Some hope is lost. This card could also simply mean that you miss someone that lives far away, or that you feel sad for someone that is going through something that is much more traumatic than what you may be feeling at this time.
The 5 of Cups is a Tarot card that is not always a welcome card. You are being reminded that nothing lasts forever, not even pain. Here we see a lone soul with his back turned and his head down. Beside him are 3 cups that have fallen over, while two cups of love remain Meaning. There is a sense of loss and disappointment in this card, but you are being encouraged to note that not all cups are knocked down. The glass is half full! If you want it to be.