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Five of Cups Tarot card meaning

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Healing loss

The Five of Cups speaks of loss and regret. It appears at those times when we have to say goodbye to something in our lives and find it hard to cope with the empty feeling this leaves behind. One of the reasons loss feels painful is because we struggle to hold on to possessions, people, jobs etc. When the time comes to let go we then find it difficult to disassociate ourselves from these things and thus a part of us feels empty when they're gone.

Although this card feels sad and discouraging, it also signals a happier time. If we are able to deal with loss - to accept and heal it - we leave a space for something new to come into our lives. This could be a new relationship, work opportunities, friends or even new dreams. It is important, therefore, not to resist the passing of something or someone from our lives that no longer belongs, but instead welcome in the changes which are more appropriate for us at this time.

Five of Cups concepts

~ loss ~ letting go ~

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