Tarot Heaven Suit of Cups

Tarot Minor Arcana

The Suit of Cups

 

Cups are associated with the element Water. Water is cold and wet.

 

The qualities of Water energy are mutability, adaptability, changeability and coolness. It is stable and passive. It is associated with feminine energy and subconsciousness.

 

Water's polar opposite is the element Fire.

 

The Suit of Cups represent deep, emotional responses to situations. They deal with the subconscious desires and impulses. They are passive and slow moving suit. They love to spend time in reverie and creative arts. When you get a cup card in a reading, look for any kind of emotional or creative response to a situation, but don't get so lost in your subconscious that you forget to remind your conscious mind to act.

 

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Ace of Cups

 

Keywords: New Love. Spiritual Spark. Possibilities. Emotional health. Healing. Spiritual development. Blossoming Friendships. Fertility. Pregnancy. Abundance. Joy. Liberation. Flowing Emotions. Overwhelming Emotions.

 

Reversed Keywords: Lack of love. Not recognizing love. Healing blocked. Emotional disturbances. Disappointments. Breakups. Endings. Breakup of the home. Sadness. Revolution. Unrequited Love.

 

Two of Cups

 

Keywords: Romance. Newly Budding. Sexual Attraction. Friendship. Affinity. Union. Romance. Companionship. Attraction. Desire. Passion. Nurturing. Compatibility. Pleasure. Mutual admiration. Healing. Nurse. Harmony. Unity. Synergy. Commerce. Duality. Exchange. Masculine and Feminine. Folly and Wisdom. Science. Alchemy.

 

Reversed Keywords: New friendships/romance are blocked.  Disappointments. Lack of love. Friendships dissolving.

 

Three of Cups

 

Keywords: Celebrations. Baby showers. Dating. Groups of women celebrating. Friendships Strengthening. A Party. Pregnancy. Happy times.

 

Reversed Keywords: Party plans falling through. Divorce. Thief. Stealing. Lying. Libertine.

 

Four of Cups

 

Keywords: Refusal. Rejection. Breakup. Taking love for granted. Illusions. Daydreams. Resting after the party. Not realizing what you have. Ignoring options. Being stubborn. A hang over. Discontent. Disgust. Aversion. Apathy. Hesitation.

 

Reversed Keywords: Recognizing you have many admirers. Getting out of your rut. New relationships options.

 

Five of Cups

 

Keywords: Heartbreak. Break up (not all is lost). Separation. Taking time away. Loss. Gloom. Desolation. All is not lost, but a lot is. Sadness is part of life. Time brings change. Suffering is part of happiness. Imbalances. Glass half empty. Inheritances manipulated. Bridge is not completely burnt (we can see it in the distance).

 

Reversed Keywords: Putting things back together quickly. Healing faster. Glass half full. Can also mean reconciliation OR unable to move on from a past hurt.

 

Six of Cups

 

Keywords: Nostalgia. Children. Love of a Child. Children are involved in your relationship. Karmic or soul mate connections. Harmony. Inheritance. Memories. Known Joy. Familiar.

 

Reversed Keywords: Troubled childhood. Disharmony. Inheritance.

 

Seven of Cups

 

Keywords: Illusions. Choices. Assessment. Reflection. Passing time. Daydreams. Fantasy. Drug Addiction. Temptation. Seduction. Too many choices and not enough direction. Bad Marriage partner. Non permanence. Loves being in love. Love at first sight. Sexual feelings. Orgasms. Sexual infidelity.

 

Reversed Keywords: Things becoming clear. Choosing one thing over the other quickly. Will and determination. Unrequited love. Force. Resolve.

 

Eight of Cups

 

Keywords: Moving on. Break up. Leaving the past behind. Sobering up. Leaving useless behaviors behind. Turning away from illusions. Burning bridges. Unhappiness. Slowly moving on. Breaking up. Nothing left for you here. Walking away. As above, so below. Abandonment. Change is a good thing. Finding the other piece by walking away from the whole picture. Traveling to rejuvenate.

 

Reversed: Happiness. Joy. Feasting. Getting lost. Not knowing which path to take. Unable to move out of a bad situation.

 

Nine of Cups

 

Keywords: Wish card. Joy. Happiness. Contentment within yourself. Getting what you want. Contentment. Smugness. Satisfaction.

 

Reversed Keywords: Not getting your wish. Drinking too much. Gluttony. Hung over. Sunburn.

 

Ten of Cups

 

Keywords: Marriage. Completion. Family happiness. Unity as a family. Earthly happiness. Harvesting crops. Adopting kids. Adopting animals. Working with animals. Buying a house in the country.

 

Reversed Keywords: Broken family. Unhappy family. Lies.

 

Page of Cups

 

Keywords: Messages of love. Love letters. Wearing your heart on your sleeve. Being in love with love. Traveling to the sea with someone you love. Imagination. Meditation. Daydreams. Contemplation. Subconscious. Drama. Overly Sensitive. Sensitive. Introspective. Whimsical. Melodramatic. Puppy Love.

 

Reversed Keywords: Seduction. Artifice. Manipulations. Ill-intentions especially in regard to love.

 

Knight of Cups

 

Keywords: Whirlwind romance. Emotional. Artemis. Messages of love. Cassanova. Romantic. Being in love with love.

 

Reversed Keywords: Playboy. Player. Romantic ill-intentions.

 

Queen of Cups

 

Keywords: Emotions. Intuitive. Psychic. Daydreamer. Writer. Artist. Mother. Creativity. Listen to your intuition. Caring. Compassion. Peaceful. Helper. Nurse. Caretaker. Actress. Dramatic. Lover. Wife.

 

Reversed Keywords: Bad mother. Emotionally manipulative. Lacks motivation. Fear. Stagnation. Unable to move. Drinking. Drugs. Illusions. Unrealistic fantasies with a lack of motivation. Self-absorbed. Turbulent. Smothering.

 

King of Cups

 

Keywords: Creator. Creative. The artistic type. Good dad. Emotionally responsive. Photographer. Artist. Director. Theatre. Loves children. Actor.

 

Reversed Keywords: Turbulent. Tyrannical. Drugs. Drinking. Emotionally manipulative. Explosive temper.

 

 

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