Five of Cups, Lost Code of Tarot


Theme: Lost, and found

First Five of Cups since start of the CoD.

The Lost Code include sparse interpretations, so I borrow others.

"When this card appears, most people receiving the Tarot reading are already aware of their sorrow." (keen)

Moving on includes leaving behind. New beginnings are inseparable from ending the old. 
I've always had a hard time with separation. Separation from the known - no matter if what's known is good for me or not.

"The Five of Cups often appears in a Tarot reading when a situation hasn't turned out the way you expected, and you are sad, regretful, and disappointed. Instead of moving on with your life, you are choosing to wallow in your self-pity. All you can focus on right now is what went wrong and how you failed. Sweetheart, it's time to get over it! Sure, feel the feels, but set yourself a time limit for your self-pity and then pull yourself together and move on.

   The Five of Cups suggests you're stuck in the past and can't let go. Old wounds and bitter memories flood your mind as you think about what happened. You may blame yourself or believe you're a victim of life's circumstances. These negative emotions are holding you back from your fullest potential - release them so you can move on and create positive change." (biddytarot)

Much of the old, including tons of negative emotions are very much present in me now. Lost emotions, found - ready to be healed and released.

"The Five of Cups shows you that, even though things aren't going your way, new opportunities and possibilities are waiting for you - but only when you are ready. It's time to shift your mindset and focus on what can go right from this point onwards. Be open to the brighter side of life and know many blessings are in disguise right now. Instead of giving in to a 'glass is half empty' perspective, look at it as the 'glass is half full'." (biddytarot)