Five’s in Tarot tend to signify inner struggles, restlessness, feeling a sense of urgency to resolve something. When these cards come up it reminds us that it is important not to cast those feelings aside until they build up into anxiety or feelings of depression or being lost.
The 5 cards are kind of an emotional caution signal, telling us to get in touch with our true needs and work to meet them. Five’s can also come calling when we are bored or unfulfilled on our path. Boredom often mimics the symptoms of depression.
“But, I’m always busy” I can hear you proclaim ;), but busy doesn’t necessarily mean not bored. When five’s come up it says to be very honest with yourself. Take some time to untangle those emotions/thoughts and look at your situation more objectively.
Are you maybe staying busy with too many mundane things to avoid facing something? Perhaps you would benefit from better time management or organization so that you can free up some time to do something you find fulfilling.
The Five of Cups
This card has a sad appearance. In this card, the man is standing by the river looking very dejected and tired at the three cups spilled in front of him. He’s so caught up in these emotions of loss and defeat that he is unable to turn around and see what is right behind him.
Behind him, just a bit down the path lie 2 full cups and of course, the entire river. This card reminds us that sometimes when our mind is full of all we “think” we want or need, or when we become stuck in regrets over the past, it makes us unable to turn around and see the opportunities that lie before us.
We have a choice, we can remain stuck in the past or we can choose to make the most of new opportunities. If you feel held back by something; this card reminds you to make a conscious decision for a fresh start. An open mind leads to many pleasant surprises and opportunities that can’t be found if we don’t turn to look for them.