Beginners' Guide to Tarot- The Meaning of the Cups
Most of the cards in the cups suit refer to matters of the heart, love, friendship, relationships, home and family.
Ace of Cups- a seed of love has been planted, for the querent, God, or another person. It most be nurtured
Reversed-distorted emotions and jealousy
Two of Cups- a new friendship or relationship
R- relationship trouble
Three of Cups- a happy family, secure friendship, or, if with several court cards, a reunion.
R-sadness, dissappointment, strain in relationships
Four of Cups- a message or phone call about a situation that has already started to develop or secret boredom
Five of Cups-loss of perception, focus on what is had, not what is lost
Six of Cups-innocence, trust, love, generosity, an old flame may be rekindled
R- watch for trouble ahead
Seven of Cups- choices abound. Don't be afraid to choose the unknown.
R-action after choice
Eight of Cups-let bygones be bygones. If this card is joined with the Hermit or High Preistess, the querent may be leaving a relationship.
R-moving on may not be the best idea
Nine of Cups-satisfaction, possibly greed or pride
R-loyalty, liberty, truth
Ten of Cups-happiness and pleasure, a happy family
R-disturbing outside influence, unrecognized happiness
Page of Cups- a message, possibly from a fair child, a dream, or divination, a birth, engagement, or marriage announcement
R-an impulsive, false promising young person
Knight of Cups-emotional conflicts, reluctance in a relationship, a fair young male, or a message or messenger
R-pressure to give up dreams, possibly causing resentment
Queen of Cups- a fair woman or a loving, compassionate woman
R-loss of creativity or sense of self
King of Cups-a mature man, fair coloring, controlled, or successful in the arts, someone may reveal his/her true colors
R-outbursts of oppressed emotions or a risk to pursue a dream
When an abundance of cups appear in a spread, family was on the querent's mind. These meanings are only suggestions and vary according to circumstances, position and neighboring cards.
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