A pale hand holds five fading roses, two of the stems broken with drooping blooms. This is a card of disappointment and lost potential. The broken rosebud is a symbol common to funerary art, symbolizing the sadness and futility of a young life cut short. In the Five of Roses, it symbolizes loss in a relationship, or the crippling fear of loss and abandonment. It can indicate a fizzled emotional connection, or the beginning of a downturn in an established relationship.
Reversed: Revival of lost connections, renewed enthusiasm for fading relationships. The presence of trauma can reignite old passions and clarify muddied emotions.