The 14 Cards of the Tarot Cups Suit and Their Meanings
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):
The Ace is an exclamation mark. Now, it's all about feelings. Solace. Bliss is around the corner.
Drastic change of feelings.
Partners, companions, lovers. Whatever the bond, there's great pleasure in sharing with another.
Celebration in the merry company of dear friends. A time to remember.
Dissatisfaction. When you've had enough, what can pleasure you next? The question that brings on melancholia.
Despair. Life lost its taste, there's no remedy against gloom — but accepting it. It will dissolve, eventually.
Joy and childish happiness. Nothing seems complicated, no threats are imminent. Cherish the moment.
How to resist temptation, how to still the longing for everything in the world? That which you want is a mirage.
Turning away in disgust from having discovered that what seemed so sweet had a bitter aftertaste. But it brings maturity.
Gluttony inflates the mind as well as the body. So does complacency, the gluttony of the mind.
The bliss of accomplishment, when benefitting all involved. The reward of the worthy.
The irony of it all. Funny or sad, when looked at with open eyes anything is amusing. Expect to be surprised.
Pride makes lousy armor, but we're all even more vulnerable without it. Make sure you do something to be proud of.
Stuck in obsession, what the feelings use to trap the mind and vice versa. It's not worth it.
Nothing wrong with being very pleased, except for flaunting it to induce jealousy. Take nothing for granted, not even yourself.
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