Five of Cups

This tarot card is an indication that we are still stuck in our past. In a reading, it symbolizes regret and self-blame. When we act, we rarely foresee the consequences of our actions, and this card tells us to do just this. Once we are able to do this, the solutions to all our troubles will be easilty visible, and we will obtain what our hearts desire. There is a gap between the energy-sapping negative emotions that flood our mind now, and the rejuvenating positive energies that we want to absorb, and this gap can only be bridged by strength of character and purpose.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.