Each Thursday I choose one reader's comment from Intuitive Tuesday and pull an additional card for more clarity...so check back on Thursday to see what cards come up.
Today’s card comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. It is the Five of Cups, a card of feeling distressed, loss and possibly feeling disappointment. Even though this doesn't sound positive, read on to better understand the message that's here for you today.
I know this isn't the most positive-looking card, but when I pull what seem to be "negative" cards, it reminds me of when I read my horoscope and it doesn't sound great. For some reason I find comfort in knowing that the situation and the associated feelings are not a surprise. It also reminds me that I will get through this.
If reading about this card today invites you to feel nervous anticipating the Five of Cups energy, maybe you can find comfort from the fact that the card was pulled...and perhaps by simply knowing this, it will make it easier to get through it, grow from it and move on.
The message I give to all of my clients is that we all have free will. Sometimes knowing ahead of time helps me to better navigate (or avoid) the situation and/or my reactions to it. The heads-up helps to prepare me. Hopefully it will do the same for you.
The Five of Cups is a card of loss, disappointment, feeling distressed and wondering where things went wrong. Cups signify emotions and in the card above, you can see that three of the cups are broken and she is desperately hanging onto the other two (that are empty).
If you find yourself in a situation that has left you feeling regretful, blaming yourself, sad, and disappointed, this is the energy of the Five of Cups.
One thing that is comforting about this and any other Minor Arcana card (Ace through 10 in all four suits), is that it is a situation in our life that usually comes and goes. It is part of a larger cycle, and in the case of this card, the cycle involves emotions (Cups).
The energy of a Minor Arcana card is like a mood that can come on and leave just as quickly. So don't get too stuck in this energy. Acknowledge it; sit with your feelings and see what's there for you. Sometimes being with your feelings can be very therapeutic.
This card also serves as a reminder to let it go. The more you cling to the Five of Cups energy, the more you can prolong it...which can hinder your growth. I read a great quote today in a newsletter that said:
"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present." (by Jan Glidewell, as quoted in the Academy of Yoga newsletter).If you have Five of Cups feelings today, recently, or experience them in the next couple of days, feel your feelings. Acknowledge how you are feeling by writing in a journal or talking to a good friend. Ponder what's there for you to experience and learn...and then let it go. Move onto the next phase of your growth and learning cycle. It's only when we unnecessarily prolong our Five of Cups feelings that we can get stuck.
As my sister used to remind me when I was going through a tough time, "The sun will rise again tomorrow..." and it will...no matter how difficult the Five of Cups possibly feels right now. And know that this card also signifies that no matter how sad you feel, there is something that remains to be salvaged from the situation.
Your job is to move through it and figure out what is here for you to learn...and then move on.