Five of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

Five of Cups: Weekly Tarotcast™ – Free Tarot Reading

 6-22-21 through 6-29-21

5 of Cups

The Five of Cups is this week’s Tarotcast card. This energy focuses on disappointment, regret and loss. Notice I say focused on. We may be dwelling on negative feelings from past experiences. In fact, we’d be better off focusing on events that are actually occurring here and now, in the present.

The Elements

Here, Fire and Water seek mutual annihilation rather than cooperation. Scorpio’s waters dissolve and putrefy, thwarting Mars’ assertive action.

The Number 5

The Fives of the Minor Arcana challenge order and structure. Their suit and element get shaken out of complacency, stagnation or stasis. They bring a period of cleansing, regeneration, or reassessment in events and relationships. The number 5 keeps energy flowing. Otherwise, the solidification and stability created by the fours would degenerate into inertia.


On the Tree of Life, the Five of Cups card represents the formula 5. Sephiroth or sphere 5, Geburah (Strength). The sphere of Mars; motion, aggression, storms and stress. Combined with the suit of Cups (Briah), the creative world, the element of Water – our emotions). Plus Mars in Scorpio equaling “Disappointment.”


The Five of Cups card represents Mars in Scorpio. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Scorpio (October 23rd to November 1st). So, if your birthday falls on or between those dates, you’ll be feeling this week’s energy even more than the rest of us. This attribution wouldn’t appear to be a problem. Mars was the traditional ruler of Scorpio before Pluto’s discovery. But issues arise from Mars being too at home here. Mars’ wants fiery, disruptive action while Scorpio seeks watery, deep and secretive transformation.

In real-time astrology, The Sun is transiting Scorpio’s fellow Water sign, Cancer. Mercury is direct in Air-sign Gemini. Delays and information blocks will clear up.

“I can’t get no satisfaction…”

On June 24th we have a Full Moon in Earth-sign Capricorn. This Buck Moon brings awareness of our commitments and responsibilities. Take care of business. Take charge and take the lead. Do some necessary adulting. In addition to the energy of this week’s card, it’s time to do what we can with what we have. Shake off regret and longing.

“Non, rien de rien… Non, je ne regrette rien…”

(No, nothing at all – no I regret nothing…”)

Neptune Retrogrades in Water-sign Pisces on June 25th. Practical issues may seem foggy and confusing. With this week’s card it can be easy to slip into negativity. If used for inner work, we can make valuable discoveries of surprising clarity.

“You had a bad day, you’re taking one down – you sing a sad song just to turn it around…”

On June 27th love is grand, expressive and expansive with Venus in Fire-sign Leo. We can be generous with our praise and with money as well. We look for attention, validation and acknowledgement. Whether we get it or not may be another story. In contrast, we may exaggerate or overdramatize. And we may also overspend on extravagances.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of the Five of Cups includes resistance to change. We’re unable to release negative feelings and we’re clinging to negative past events. Obsession with past mistakes (our own or those of others) creates bitterness.


Let’s focus on letting bygones be bygones, picking up the pieces, and moving forward. Through conscious choice we can focus on what we DO have rather than what we don’t. This is preferable to dwelling on what we’ve lost or haven’t yet received or accomplished.


Power colors: scarlet red, black, azure blue and deep greenish-blue.

Power stones: ruby, bloodstone, garnet and jet (Mars). Or, choose topaz (Scorpio). Worn as jewelry or carried as power stones, these will help balance and mellow out the intense energy. They allow us to gain new hope by relinquishing the past.

Power metals: iron (Mars) and plutonium (Pluto). Neither is good for wearing. They do remind us that strength coupled with adaptability can serve us well. If ill-used, destruction results.

Power fragrances: heather, wild rose, pine, carnation and poppy. These will help us process past experiences. We can heal, take action in the present and move forward into the future.

Power foods: sweet basil, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. All provide the same beneficial effects already described.

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  • Lyrics quotes: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” ~ The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger)
  • “Rien de Rien” ~ Edith Piaf (Charles Dumont/Michel Vaucaire) and
  • “Bad Day” ~ Daniel Powter (Daniel Powter)

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