This is one of the more negative cards in the deck. The black robed figure looks down at the three spilled cups. The other two are still standing, so there is hope, but it follows on from the four of cups to be grateful for what you have as you may lose things quickly.
He stands with his back to the the two full cups and is unaware there is hope and cannot see it. The message here is that even when things look bad, if we look there is some hope where we don’t expect to find it. Don’t dwell on what has been lost; learn from it.