Today’s card comes from the Sirian Starseed Tarot, conceptualized by Patricia Cori and visualized by Alysha Bartha. The card pulled is the 5 of Chalices (Chalices are the suit of Cups in the traditional Tarot deck).
When the 5 of Chalices drifts by you, its message is to let go of the people, things, and conditions that are no longer a part of your life as it is. You may be feeling disappointment connected to holding on to once was.
Our lady friend in the card cries for the three chalices that are in the lake, their contents now in the water, drifting out of her life. She cries because she cannot ever get what was in them back. There are some things in our lives we are not meant to have indefinitely; people, things, and circumstances come in and out of lives just like the tides on the beaches leading out to the sea. The 5 of Chalices wants us to feel that sense of loss that naturally comes with change, which can be just like grief and mourning in some cases–but we are also urged not to stay and wallow in that state.
That can become experiences of regret, remorse, and possibly even guilt, which serve no purpose when we choose to remain in them rather than letting them be the life lessons they were intended (the 5 is connected to the Hierophant, which is about higher learning).
The two remaining chalices are the symbols I alluded to earlier. They symbolize what our lady friend still has in her life, if only she would shift her focus (another interpretation of the 5); if she were to do that, she would see that all is not lost.
I want to share an experience I had prior to posting this card. I was sitting in meditation, when I started to feel cold. My natural inclination would be to get up a get a sweater and return, but an intuitive prompt stopped me. I heard, “Do not move. Sit with the discomfort you are feeling (the cold), be with it. It will pass once you do.” And I did–and it did. Just as the chalices drift along in the water, I allowed the feeling of being cold, and its discomfort, to drift along. This lesson I might not have gotten without pulling the card beforehand.
So, for today, allow the feelings of discomfort to come up when they do. Sit with them, be with them. But don’t wallow. Feel them, acknowledge them, and let them drift along. They will.
Your partner in making the shift,