Five of Cups

Card No c5


It is a card of loss, but something remains over; three have been taken, but two are left; it is a card of inheritance, patrimony, transmission, but not corresponding to expectations; with some interpreters it is a card of marriage, but not without bitterness or frustration.

Additional Meaning

Generally favourable; a happy marriage; also patrimony, legacies, gifts, success in enterprise


News, alliances, affinity, consanguinity, ancestry, return, false projects.

Additional Reversed

Return of some relative who has not been seen for long.

Five of Cups

Card No c5


A dark, cloaked figure, looking sideways at three prone cups two others stand upright behind him; a bridge is in the background, leading to a small keep or holding.



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