FIVE OF CUPS
It's SO PAINFUL when a relationship comes to an end, especially one that at some point brought so much happiness, hope, + joy. The DEEP REGRET, the pangs of SEPARATION, + the DARK cloak of DEPRESSION weighing down your perspective makes everything appear grey. During these hard times we face a mirror. The parts of us that don't feel worthy enough will arise. Even if it's a relationship we know in our hearts is no longer serving us, we hold on with every ounce of our being bc there's still a part of us that doesn't BELIEVE that LOVE is abundant + overflowing. Just like the river up ahead, we already are ENOUGH.
The 5 of Cups in the tarot reflects this deep SADNESS + DISAPPOINTMENT + UNWORTHINESS that arises from separation. When 5 of Cups shows up in a reading, it's time to really allow any GRIEF you're holding on to to surface. If you are going through a separation right now, take a deep expansive inhale into the connection + bond you shared. On the exhale, very humbly, acknowledge how important of a teacher they were to you. Inhale allow yourself to fill up your cup with how BEAUTIFUL your time was together, and on the exhale out the mouth, pour that cup out into the SACRED RIVER OF LIFE.
Out of deep respect for this HUMAN EXPERIENCE, take this card as a humble gesture to bow to DEPRESSION, acknowledging that just as WINTER has her place, so too do suicidal feelings, heartache, separation, and despair. In a culture that sells us happiness, take this moment to honor the great teacher of darkness, death, disappointment, depression, + regret.
You'll notice on the card two cups remain upright + filled. Despite how sad you may feel, ACKNOWLEDGE all of the BEAUTIFUL MIRACLES surrounding you. Through dedication, humility, + faith, you can always refill your cups. Next time you drink a cup of water, take a shower, or wash your hands, bathe yourself with this sacred truth, "All of life is UNITED. Whatever or whoever I've lost connection with in this EARTHLY REALM, I am ALWAYS connected to in SPIRIT." ✨🙏✨