Deck: The Witches Tarot
Spread: Card of the Day
Date: Sat Apr 04 09:23:08 EDT 2015
Five of Cups (Upright)
A beautiful elemental creature, a mermaid, is on the shore, sitting on rocks. She is moody, dangerous, intense, and clearly bored with her world. Her hair and scales are a deep, intense, shimmery turquoise color. The sea seems to be taking on the temperament of the mermaid and is also a cloudy and dark blue-green. The surf is hitting the rocks behind her, showing her turbulent mood, and around the mermaid is a collection of her treasures from the sea. The gold coins are unnoticed, and her lunar crown of pearls brings her no joy. There are five silver cups in front of her, and while two of the cups are upright, three have tipped over and are spilling water out and back into the sea. The mermaid looks unhappy, as if her treasures no longer bring her pleasure. Like the classic folktale of the mermaid who longs to be on land and leave her watery kingdom behind, this mermaid has turned her back on the sea and is longing for something she cannot have.
This card symbolizes dissatisfaction, being pessimistic, and yearning for something you can never have. Out of the five silver cups that are presented in this card, two of the cups are still full. It is interesting to note that most people only notice that three of the cups have spilled their contents out. When this card washes up in a reading, it is a warning that boredom, minor disappointment, and moodiness are taking over your life. You are wanting what you cannot have or things that will not be good for you in the long run. It may feel awful at the moment, and things you once delighted in may seem uninteresting to you now, but it’s time to stop being melodramatic and to look around yourself carefully. You still have options and opportunities. Tap into the element of water, wash away your doldrums, and find solace and peace.
Keywords: Dissatisfaction, disappointment, moping, moodiness, melodrama. Wanting things you cannot have or that will not be beneficial in the long run. Allow the element of water to wash away your doldrums.
Reversed: Loss, remorse, minor depression, sadness.