Featured Card of the Day – 5 of Cups – 78 Tarot Nautical ~ Tarot of the Water

Artist: Edit Farkas

Website: None Given

Keywords

Grief, loss, sorrow, disappointment, choice

Artist Interpretation

“Going through a very difficult time we often see the empty cups in front of us, and fail to notice the treasures we still have. I tried to make this feeling of loneliness and hopelessness present in this image, still using the essential symbols Tarot decks use. The shape of the tower I used is based on a fortress here in Transylvania, so it relates to me in this way.”

Card Meaning

A mermaid sits alone by a river, a black cloak wrapped around her, her demeanor suggests she is lost in despair – certainly she is lost in her thoughts. Around her lie three overturned cups, their contents bleeding away to symbolize the loss she feels. Beside her, two full cups sit upright, but she does not see them, all of her focus is on the fallen cups. Does she mourn them or study them. Ahead of her there is a bridge over the river towards the safety and security of a walled castle.

This card shows us that how we deal with feelings of loss or disappointment is as important as the loss itself. Wallowing will not help us, but understanding that the cup is not always half empty, we will escape our losses and see a future ahead.

Astrological Element & Association

Water / Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

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  1. A mermaid sits alone by a river, a black cloak wrapped around her, her demeanor suggests she is lost in despair – certainly she is lost in her thoughts. (YES ~ LOST IN MY THOUGHTS ~ IT NEVER ENDS)

    Around her lie three overturned cups, their contents bleeding away to symbolize the loss she feels. (THE THREE CUPS OF MY FAMILY, SELF, HUSBAND AND SON LOST)

    Beside her, two full cups sit upright, but she does not see them, all of her focus is on the fallen cups. (I SEE THE CUPS BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS JUST MAYBEEEE JUST MAYBE ENOUGH,,,THE WORRY TO GET THE BALANCE PAID AND TAKEN CARE OF IS ALWAYS IN THE PIT OF MY STOMACH, HOW TO JUST GET OVER THAT BRIDGE TO SAFETY)

    Does she mourn them or study them. Ahead of her there is a bridge over the river towards the safety and security of a walled castle. (HOW TO GET TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE WALLED CASTLE? EVERY TIME WE GET TO THE DOOR, IT SLAMMMMMMSSSSS IN OUR FACES, BECAUSE THE CUPS TUMBLE OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN, SINCE 2008 IT HAS JUST FALLEN AGAIN AND AGAIN, WHEN WILL THE GATE OPEN, THE DOOR OPEN AND LET US IN FULLY TO LIVE LIFE TO IT’S FULLEST INSTEAD OF SMACKING US IN THE FACE AND LAUGHING AT US WITH A TAUNT OF HAHAHA THOUGHT YOU COULD DO IT THIS TIME? WELL, TIME TO LEARN SOME MORE, NOT TIME FOR YOU YET, MAYBE NEVER)

    This card shows us that how we deal with feelings of loss or disappointment is as important as the loss itself. Wallowing will not help us, but understanding that the cup is not always half empty, we will escape our losses and see a future ahead. (I’VE DEALT WITH THE LOSS AND DISAPPOINTMENT BY GIVING FORGIVENESS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND THOSE FORGIVEN HAVE GONE ON HATING AND PROSPER MORE THAN EVER, LIVE FULL LIVES AND LAUGH AT US, SUFFERING IN THE GUTTER. SOMETIMES, WALLOWING IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU END UP WHEN YOUR KNEES BUCKLE FROM THE WEARINESS AND LOSS, DISAPPOINTMENT AND HORROR OF NEVER BEING HEARD AND HELPED, ~~~~ I HAVE SEEN THE CUP 1/2 FULL,,,, 3/4 FULL THEN, IT GETS SPILLED ALL OVER US, AND WE GET UP AND DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN,,, BUT IT’S WORN ME TO PIECES AND MY HEART IS HARDENING AGAIN,,,, BREAKING AND I’M JUST GIVING IN TO IT, HAVE NO MORE ENERGY OR LIFE TO FIGHT ANYMORE,,,,, THE OPTION? THE GUTTER, THE STREET, THE END?? I HEAR A PARTY OF NEIGHBORS CELEBRATING SOMETHING,,,,,,,, THAT USED TO BE MY HOME BUT NO ONE COMES ANYMORE,,, YOU INVITE, INVITE, INVITE, AND LAUGH AND SHOW LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE AND THEY USE YOU AND THEN SAY NO, SO, WE ARE ALONE AND SAD….. WHEN WILL GOD AND HIS INFINATE UNIVERSE TURN OUR LIVES AROUND WITH A MIRACLE ? WE’VE BEEN THE POSITIVE PEOPLE, GIVING MORE TO OTHERS BUT NOW THE FRIDGE IS EMPTY, THE CUBOARD HAS CRUMBS, THE BILLS ARE PILED UP WITH NOTHING TO PAY THEM, AND I AM WORRIED, AND DISMAYED, SITTING WATCHING THE CASTLE TRYING SO HARD TO GET INTO THE DOOR WITH MY FAMILY AND GIVE THEM SAFETY AND SECURITY,,,, BUT THE DOOR JUST KEEPS SLAMMING SHUT. WHEN WILL IT BE OUR TURN? I’VE UNDERSTOOD THE CUP IS NOT ALWAYS HALF EMPTY, BUT AM NOT ESCAPING THE LOSS AND SEE NO FUTURE AHEAD ANYMORE.) PLEASE, PLEASE TELL ME WHEN OR PRAY BEYOND WHAT I CAN AND I HAVE, ON MY KNEES ALWAYS, PROSTRATE TO OUR LORD, HELP, ONLY HE CAN FIX THIS, IT ALL COMES FROM HIM,,,, FORGIVE US SINNERS AND HELP, I ASK TO RECEIVE, PLEASE DELIVER…..

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