Music & Tarot – 5 of Cups

Five of Cups (Chalices/Vessels)

This card commonly represents difficulties, loss, grief, disappointment, and everything that surrounds those feelings.  Usually depicted as a downtrodden figure.


  • Disappointment
  • Grief
  • Sorrow
  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Failed or unmet expectations
  • Let down
  • Emotional regret
  • Relationship falling apart
  • Unfulfilled hopes and dreams
  • Partial loss


Torn – Natalie Imbruglia

I chose Torn because she sings out her disappointment and frustration with her failing relationship. “Well you couldn’t be the man I adored” and “illusions never changed into something real” both speak to the let down of expectations not being met. The lyrics are full of pain and frustration. In a way she is grieving the loss of her dreams which I think really embodies this card.

Tell me about your song choice.

“I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor”

Natalie Imbruglia

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