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Five of Cups Art and Meaning

Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.

Provenance

Spain, c. 1414.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Obstacles overcome.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Generally favourable; a happy marriage; also patrimony, legacies, gifts, success in enterprise.

Reversed

Return of some relative who has not been seen for long.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Union, Junction, Marriage, Inheritance

Reversed

Arrival, Return, News, Surprise, False projects.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

an intimate friend aims at disturbing your domestic happiness, but is foiled.