My card of the day is drawn from one of my own treasured decks; my interpretation is drawn from my intuition and from my many years of experience as a professional tarot reader. Each time I read in this way, I add to my own experience of the arcana, the journey is evolutionary. I hope that my reflections will add something to your own understanding of this mystical and ancient craft.
Traditionally 5 Cups is a somewhat negative card, a man looking away from the symbols of his lost happiness in an attitude of abject misery.
But there is a sense of liberation here that is not usually present in this 5.
I think that this young woman has chosen to let go of these things. As she mourns their passig, she does not turn away or hide her face. She weeps but watches them float away on gentle water, perhaps knowing that she must face this pain in order to move on.
A silver moon hangs in the sky behind her still form, it is waning, a time to release our burdens to make way for something new.
The sylphs who float on the still night air behind her hold fast to her 2 remaining cups. They are her allies, her guides; they are there to remind her that even in her sorrow, she retains much to be happy for.
As the slivver of the moon wanes, so too shall her suffering grow less and as the dark moon becomes reborn, she will begin her recovery.
Her fey allies whisper on the night air: This too shall pass
Mitakuye Oyasin – We Are All Related