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Low arcan Five of Cups and low arcan Ten of Swords and low arcan Eight of Cups combination - time to move on and call it a day.
Five of Cups tarot card

Card 1 - Five of Cups

There are certain Tarot cards whose imagery immediately conjure up negative emotions, and the Five of Cups carries such weight. This is a card which signifies loss as well as the painful challenges which stem from that particular loss. The card depicts a figure that is wearing a black cloak. The person hides his face in what seems to be despair. There are five cups on the ground, three of which have fallen while the other two remain standing. The person, however, seem to notice that there are two standing cups as is too busy mourning over those which are fallen. There is a powerful river which flows between him and a house or a castle in the distance, indicating that a torrent of emotions have separated him from home.

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
Three of Swords (upheaval and upset) Ten of Swords (disappointing ending) Eight of Cups (disillusion) Nine of Swords (worry)

Opposing or contradictory cards:
The Sun (happiness) Three of Cups (joyful) Ten of Cups (emotional contentment)

Five of Cups combinations
As with all the fives, it takes us to the midway point, like a set of scales that can tip either way, so they often have a temporary nature. As always, other factors would need to be considered concerning the position in the spread, for instance, it may not bode well as a final outcome card to a question. In a simple line or three-card spread the Five of Cups is most insightful if it falls in the central position, as the first card shows where the problem stems from and the last card as to how matters progress.

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Ten of Swords tarot card

Card 2 - Ten of Swords

Another one of the most striking and ominous cards in the deck, the Ten of Swords shows a man lying flat on the ground with his face facing the dirt. He is covered with a red cloth from the chest down to his legs. Ten long swords are stabbed into his back, he may not have seen this end coming. There is a terrible stillness in the air: the sky above him is black and cloudy indicating the fear and negativity associated with death. The waters in front of him are still, with no ripples - adding to the eerie stillness and finality of this card. Looking into the horizon, in the east, the sun is rising, and the weather seems very calm despite the darkness. The Ten of Swords seems to intimate that this is the lowest point in one's life, and it cannot get worse than this. At least, even in this state, the sun is rising.

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
 Death (final ending) The Tower (ruin, though usually more unexpected)

Opposing or contradictory cards:
The Sun (happiness) The World (success) all the Aces (and The Fool) represent new beginnings. 

Ten of Swords combinations
In simple lines the Ten is easiest to read in the central position, as the first card shows what is coming to an end and the card following to show how matters move forward afterwards.

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Eight of Cups tarot card

Card 3 - Eight of Cups

In the Eight of Cups, we are confronted with the moment of transition. We see a cloaked figure taking off to a barren land leaving behind eight golden cups. He is tired of what those cups that he has spent so much time collecting, and is now setting out to seeking a higher purpose. It may be a result of a boredom or unhappiness that comes with realizing that whatever they have been looking for in life isn t as pleasurable or as satisfying as they once assumed it would be. The person undertaking this journey might also signify be seeking excitement in the unknown. The mountainous barren lands that he sets off to can also be symbols of facing new challenges. Their stark emptiness seem to indicate that they are waiting for one to come and shape the. The journey that is taken can be done in the guise of trying out new things that have the potential to help one grow both mentally as well as spiritually.  It also shows the willingness to detach oneself from others so that one can work on self-improvement, self-understanding and growth.

Associations:

Similar or supporting cards:
Six of Swords (moving on) Death (final ending, closing the door) 

Opposing or contradictory cards:
Nine of Wands (perseverance) Strength (endurance) The Star (hope)

Eight of Cups combinations
This is quite a self-explanatory card to work with, just look to the preceding card to see what the seeker is walking away from, particularly if working with a simple line, or free flow spread. Ideally, we’d like to see a positive card following to show a smooth transition to something more favourable. If a negative card follows then the seeker could make the situation worse and it’s worth reconsidering options at this time. For example…

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