Five of Cups Art and Meaning Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA 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.
Meaning of Five of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
News, alliances, affinity, consanguinity, ancestry, return, false projects.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Generally favourable; a happy marriage; also patrimony, legacies, gifts, success in enterprise.
Return of some relative who has not been seen for long.
Union, Junction, Marriage, Inheritance
Arrival, Return, News, Surprise, False projects.
an intimate friend aims at disturbing your domestic happiness, but is foiled.