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The Five of Cups Reversed: What Does It Mean?

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The Five of Cups reversed is a tarot card which reminds us to change our thought processes. Are we looking at what’s wrong too often?

The Five of Cups Reversed

So many people in the world are trapped in a space of negativity. They’re influenced by the media, by friends and family and through childhood experiences.

The Five of Cups Reversed meaning

If you grew up in a household that was less than ideal, then may be experiencing some genuine problems. The thing is: You have a choice. One is to stay in the darkness and the other is to move towards light.

Yocean Yogi chooses light. We know life isn’t perfect, but there is always a way forward, despite how dark the tunnel might be.

Most often than not, we’re simply trapped inside of a negative state of mind. It gives us anxiety, stress and fear which are qualities of being stuck. Ever feel that people are flying past you? That is, in most bases, because our thought processes aren’t in tune with abundance.

Card analysis

Let’s have a closer look at this card. The 5 cups comprise of 3 which are spilled. Where is his focus? On the 3 spilled cups, not the 2 which are perfectly stable.

Psychic reading of The Five of Cups Reversed tarot

Do you notice that bridge? It means that we’re able to find our way over obstacles that lay before us, if we just tune our focus towards what we can do, not on the current challenges.

That could be thinking about the goodness that’s in your life, or simply what has worked in the past.

Sure – our lives aren’t perfect. Setbacks do happen and they happen more often than we wish.

Are setbacks really setbacks? Or are they opportunities for growth?

“A Setback Is a Setup for a Comeback!”

Willie Jollie – motivational author

It’s time to cross that bridge into new frontiers. There is an opportunity laying right before your eyes.

It’s your quest

Before you lays incredible opportunities to really ‘go big’ as the motivational authors like to proclaim.

And you know what? It’s absolutely true. You can certainly go big if you allow your mind to!

Our personal quest is one that will always challenge us. Negative thoughts and emotions certainly will enter our minds, and it’s up to us to analyze these setbacks.

The card meaning shows us both the challenge of focusing on the wrong things, as well as the opportunities before us (the bridge) which we merely need to cross. Those two cups are still upright!

We can choose to get mad, frustrated, angry or confused. We can sit in angst while we ponder “Oh why did this happen to me…?!” or move towards a path of prosperity.

And no – we’re not talking financial prosperity at this stage. We’re talking prosperity of the mind, our choices and our actions. We need to redirect our mind and open it up to expolore new realities.

Let’s think of this like a river. When rivers formed hundreds or thousands of years ago, it didn’t say “Oh! there’s a few rocks….let’s stop the water flow!” – Nope.

There’s so much power behind that flow. It had to find another route. It looked at where else it could go, and the rest is history.

Much like our minds. Where else can you redirect your energy right now?

Moving forward

Challenges are the key to unlock greater abundance in our lives. It’s a chance to heal, grow and experience much more that life has to offer.

Tarot card representation

At times, we will feel defeated. This represents the ebbs and flows of the ocean and of life.

It’s time we shifted our mindset and perspective. If you want to become a better version of yourself, one that feels empowered and committed – backed by faith and a will of mind – then we need to do the work.

And that work becomes so much easier, if we merely shifted from the darkness to the light.

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