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Tarot Cups

The Cups Tarot Suit.

The 14 Cards of the Tarot Cups Suit and Their Meanings


Cups Archetype:
Emotions - how it feels.

Cups correspond to Hearts in a regular deck of cards. Their Greek element is water. They stand for everything emotional - what we feel, whether or not we actually live it. In the four classes of feudal society, this suit is linked to that of the clergy, since the church and religion is all about emotions.





       When a Cups card appears in a reading, its message is always about things of an emotional nature: Worries, delights, temptations, hopes, affections, disappointments, and so on. Events or situations that primarily affect the heart.

       Here are the 14 cards of the Cups suit and what they mean in Tarot card divination (click the card image to see a larger version of it):



Tarot Minor Arcana card: Ace of Cups

Ace of Cups

The Ace is an exclamation mark. Now, it's all about feelings. Solace. Bliss is around the corner.

Archetype

Drastic change of feelings.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Partners, companions, lovers. Whatever the bond, there's great pleasure in sharing with another.

Archetype

Bond.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Three of Cups

Three of Cups

Celebration in the merry company of dear friends. A time to remember.

Archetype

Festivity.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Four of Cups

Four of Cups

Dissatisfaction. When you've had enough, what can pleasure you next? The question that brings on melancholia.

Archetype

Melancholia.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Five of Cups

Five of Cups

Despair. Life lost its taste, there's no remedy against gloom - but accepting it. It will dissolve, eventually.

Archetype

Despair.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Six of Cups

Six of Cups

Joy and childish happiness. Nothing seems complicated, no threats are imminent. Cherish the moment.

Archetype

Happiness.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Seven of Cups

Seven of Cups

How to resist temptation, how to still the longing for everything in the world? That which you want is a mirage.

Archetype

Temptation.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Eight of Cups

Eight of Cups

Turning away in disgust from having discovered that what seemed so sweet had a bitter aftertaste. But it brings maturity.

Archetype

Disgust.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Nine of Cups

Nine of Cups

Gluttony inflates the mind as well as the body. So does complacency, the gluttony of the mind.

Archetype

Gluttony.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups

The bliss of accomplishment, when benefitting all involved. The reward of the worthy.

Archetype

Bliss.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Page of Cups

Page of Cups

The irony of it all. Funny or sad, when looked at with open eyes anything is amusing. Expect to be surprised.

Archetype

Comforting friend.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Pride makes lousy armor, but we're all even more vulnerable without it. Make sure you do something to be proud of.

Archetype

Emotional advancement.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: Queen of Cups

Queen of Cups

Stuck in obsession, what the feelings use to trap the mind and vice versa. It's not worth it.

Archetype

Settling emotions.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




Tarot Minor Arcana card: King of Cups

King of Cups

Nothing wrong with being very pleased, except for flaunting it to induce jealousy. Take nothing for granted, not even yourself.

Archetype

Emotional restraint.

A. E. Waite's description of the card




The Tarot Minor Arcana






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