Hello Pretty Blossoms! We are moving into the basics concepts and themes of the Suit of Cups. 🙂
Each of the following are a combination of my own possible interpretations, as well as ideas and possible interpretations passed down to me by my Mentor and Teacher, and her late Teacher. I would encourage you to spend time with each of these cards and their imagery, and come up with your own interpretations as well, should you feel they mean something different, in your view. In the beginning, try to keep your interpretations simple. Key words work best. 🙂
Lets begin with the Cups Family, the Court Cards (Page, Knight, Queen, King)
Court Card Basic Meanings:
Page of Cups (Messenger Card): Good news, a message from the heart
Knight of Cups: Young individual (male or female) who is genuine, caring, spiritual. This individual can also be aloof and immature.
Queen of Cups: A woman who is caring, genuine and well-intentioned. This woman can also speak/act before she thinks, or be highly emotional, lacking life skills.
King of Cups: A man who is thoughtful, caring and well-intentioned. This man can also lack follow through and his actions may not always reflect his words.
Ace of Cups: Complete fulfillment of the suit, a full heart, love, fulfillment, ultimate satisfaction,
Two of Cups: Sharing, partnering, a task shared, twins, balance of energy (yin/yang; male/female)
Three of Cups: Union, reunion, friendship, social event(s)
Four of Cups: Opportunity, unexpected gift(s), dreams, thievery
Five of Cups: Meditation, soul searching, self study, self inventory, a period of contemplation before moving forward
Six of Cups: Family, community, dedication to a cause, sharing with loved ones
Seven of Cups: Dreams, divine inspiration, allusions, misleading, poor guidance
Eight of Cups: Intuition, following hidden signs from the Universe, (Note: This is one of three “bat” cards found in the Tarot, which means that it relies strictly on your personal “radar” or intuition to guide you forward.)
Nine of Cups: Abundance, replenishment, selfishness, greed
Ten of Cups: A happy family, a reunion, a complete family, healing in the family or among family and friends
Key Themes of the Suit of Cups: Cups are symbolic of passion, fulfillment, energy, movement, desire and love.
Chakra: Heart Chakra, Heart Center
Time of Year/Season: Summer
Spiritual Earth Element: Water