We all have times in our lives when things feel desperate and hopeless. The Five of Cups depicts this time of mourning and grief when we need to work through painful emotions and feelings. When we are in the thick of these difficult times it seems that there is no end to our suffering, and that we will never feel joy or happiness again. It is important to treat ourselves gently and with kindness as we traverse this challenging terrain. There is no short cut to working through this process, however this card holds out the promise that when we are ready, we will once again raise our face to the sun and realise that life is good.