SNARKY RESPONSE: Oh, that's smart! Then when Father Time comes tromping through there in his sandals and stubs his toe on my regrets, he'll probably give me something to be truly sorry for.
Bury your regrets in the sands of time.
|Five of Cups|
Robin Wood Tarot
I always refer to the 5 of Cups as the "crying over spilt milk" card. I've found this card to represent situations where someone is spending too much dwelling on past loss and not accepting what remains. Yes, three cups have been spilt, their contents irretrievably lost, but two cups remain, just to the side of the figure. When I see this card, I tell myself or my client that all is not lost. There is something left, something that can be salvaged, something that can help to ease and heal the pain. It is the questioner's failure to accept the loss and move forward that is keeping the pain alive and crippling their recovery. And no, it's not an easy thing to do, but it's a necessary part of the process.
Now, I'm not saying I'm not guilty of being stuck in a loop of "poor me's" and "why me's," but it's important that it not become an endless loop.
Anyone else out there read tarot? What's your favorite deck? How do you interpret the Five of Cups?