FIVE OF CUPS
A man despairs over the spilling of three cups, unaware of the two glittering cups behind him. A time of mourning over a loss is natural and necessary. But if it goes on too long, it becomes a melodramatic parody. By turning to the wisdom of the Hierophant, Major Arcana V, this man can find guidance in his mourning and support in healing his heart. Then he can turn to the future, find hope in the dawning of a new day, and embrace the two cups waiting for him.
You have experienced a loss and must mourn. Turn to a wise friend or counselor, a spiritual advisor, or a religious tradition to help you heal properly so you can embrace a bright future in due time.
Be aware of prolonging your time of mourning, whether it is out of a desire for attention of fear of the future.