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THE MEANINGS OF THE SUIT OF CUPS

The Suit of Cups Tarot cards deal with the emotional level of consciousness and are associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections.

The Suit of Cups is associated with the element of water. Water is fluid, agile and ‘in flow’ but it’s also very powerful and formative. It can be soft and gentle, like waves lapping against the sandy shore, or it can be powerful and even forceful, like a raging river.

The element of water is symbolic of fluidity, feelings and emotions, intuition, relationships, healing, and cleansing. It is a feminine element and reflects the subtle power that often resides within women. It is receptive, adaptable,purifying and flowing.

In a deck of playing cards, Cups corresponds to Hearts

WHAT DO THE CUPS TAROT CARDS MEAN IN A READING?

Cups Tarot cards indicate that you are thinking with your heart rather than your head, and thus reflect your spontaneous responses and your habitual reactions to situations. Cups are also linked to creativity, romanticism, fantasy and imagination.

The negative aspects of the Suit of Cups include being overly emotional or completely disengaged and dispassionate, having unrealistic expectations and fantasising about what could be. There may be repressed emotions, an inability to truly express oneself and a lack of creativity.

Cups Tarot cards often represent the astrological signs of Water – Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio. When you see a Cups Court Card in a Tarot reading, it often relates to a person with a Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio star sign. Generally, Cups people are emotional, artistic, humane and creative. They are connected with their emotional selves and will draw energy from what they feel within.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A TAROT READING IS MOSTLY CUPS CARDS?

Should a Tarot reading be predominantly Cups cards, you are seeking solutions to what are primarily emotional conflicts, personal interactions, love matters, feelings and creativity.

UPRIGHT

Love, Compassion, Creativity, Overwhelming Emotion

REVERSED

Blocked Or Repressed Emotion

 


ACE OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Unified Love, Partnership, Attraction, Relationships

REVERSED

Break Up, Imbalance In A Relationship, Lack Of Harmony

 


TWO OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Celebration, Friendship, Creativity, Community

REVERSED

An Affair, “Three’s A Crowd”, Stifled Creativity

 

 


THREE OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Meditation, Contemplation, Apathy, Re-evaluation

REVERSED

Boredom, Missed Opportunity, Being Aloof

 

 


FOUR OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Loss, Regret, Disappointment, Despair, Bereavement

REVERSED

Moving On, Acceptance, Forgiveness

 


FIVE OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Reunion, Nostalgia, Childhood Memories, Innocence

REVERSED

Stuck In The Past, Naivety, Unrealistic

 


SIX OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Fantasy, Illusion, Wishful Thinking, Choices, Imagination

REVERSED

Temptation, Illusion, Diversionary Tactics

 


SEVEN OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Escapism, Disappointment, Abandonment, Withdrawal

REVERSED

Hopelessness, Aimless Drifting, Walking Away

 

 


EIGHT OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Wishes Fulfilled, Comfort, Happiness, Satisfaction

REVERSED

Greed, Dissatisfaction, Materialism

 

 


NINE OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Harmony, Marriage, Happiness, Alignment

REVERSED

Misalignment Of Values, Broken Home Or Marriage

 

 


TEN OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

A Messenger, Creative, Beginnings, Synchronicity

REVERSED

Emotional Immaturity, Creative Block

 

 


PAGE OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Romance, Charm, “Knight In Shining Armour”, Imagination

REVERSED

Unrealistic, Jealousy, Moodiness

 


KNIGHT OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Emotional Security, Calm, Intuitive, Compassionate

REVERSED

Emotional Insecurity, Co-Dependency

 

 


QUEEN OF CUPS

UPRIGHT

Emotional Balance And Control, Generosity

REVERSED

Emotional Manipulation, Moodiness, Volatility

 

 


KING OF CUPS