Your Weekly Tarotcast™: Five of Cups – Free Tarot Reading

Weekly Tarotcast™: 9-24-19 through 10-01-19

Five of Cups

5 of Cups Thoth Tarot card.

The Five of Cups, a free Tarot reading for you. This week’s Tarotcast card focuses on disappointment, regret and loss. Notice I say focused on. We may be dwelling on negative feelings from past experiences. 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’ 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, this card represents the formula 5. We begin with 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.”


This card represents Mars in Scorpio. It rules from 0 to 10 degrees Scorpio (October 23rd to November 1st). 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. With Pluto demoted (or is it a planet again?) Mars becomes its only ruling planet once again. Issues arise from Mars being too comfortably at home here. Mars’ wants fiery, disruptive action. Scorpio seeks watery, deep and secretive transformation.

In real-time astrology, the Sun entered Air-sign Libra on September 23rd. This is the autumn equinox and first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. Next-door neighbors on the wheel of the Zodiac, Libra has lessons for Scorpio. Rational, mental Air energy can harmonize with emotional Water’s deep, intuitive understanding. This combination can bring the head and heart into alignment. From this perspective we have a nice complement to the energy of this week’s card.

Saturn opposes the True North Node of the Moon on September 28th. This energy intensifies that of this week’s card. Clinging to old beliefs and habits prevents us from growing. Fear of change can keep us stuck in what’s familiar even if that no longer serves us.

New Moon in Libra on September 28th. The energy of this lunation is optimistic and cooperative. We’ll pay more attention to our relationships. This energy is excellent for negotiation and building partnerships. This is also a great time for resolving conflicts.


Misuse, darkening or the shadow energy of this card 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. We have the ability through conscious choice to focus on what we DO have. 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 into the future.

Power foods: sweet basil, allspice, cayenne, garlic, ginger and pepper. All will enhance the benefits previously described.

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