Water and Feeling
Cups represents emotions, inner feelings and are in touch with the psychic sphere of existence. Desires, intuitive instincts and far-distant memory spring from the fluidity of their constantly shifting element, Water. Cups are receptive, reflective, contemplative and often deceptive. Their compassion for others can overwhelm and their concerns lie predominantly in the realms of fantasy, imagination, romance, relationships and affairs of the heart. Cups can imply religious or artistic leanings.
King of Cups
The King of Cups is generous and compassionate. He is emotionally controlled and spiritually aware.
Artistic or religious person with light brown hair. The requirement to relate to inner feelings.
Unreliability. Double dealing. Unpredictable temperament.
Queen of Cups
Queen of Cups is an affectionate woman, caring, sympathetic with intuition and vision.
Charming, fair-haired woman. Good friend and mother. Devoted wife. Mystical and perhaps prophetic.
Immorality. Dishonesty. Emotional excesses. Untrustworthy woman.
Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups He is a romantic young man. He is gentle and sincere. Contemplative, reflective.
An invitation or opportunity may soon arise. Marriage proposal. Seduction. Judgment clouded by emotion.
Trickery. Fraud. Untrustworthy person.
Page of Cups
Page of Cups Artistic child or young person. Reflective. Meditative.
Birth of a new idea. New feelings and attitudes. Love of a young person or pet animal. Renewed trust.
Temporary distraction. Problems. Suceptability.
Ace of Cups or 1
Ace of Cups Joyful spiritual fulfillment
Spiritual renewal. New friendship. Fulfillment from love, marriage or motherhood. Fertility.
Emotional insecurity. Sterility. Barren relationships. Unfulfilled love.
2 of Cups
2 of Cups Balancing opposites
Ideal balance of physical and spiritual love. Partnerships. Union. Harmony.
Separation. Disharmony. False friends.
3 of Cups
3 of Cups Achievement, but more work lies ahead
Fulfillment. Joyful event celebrated but more work lies ahead. Family matters.
Pleasurable excesses. Drunkenness. Emotional insecurity. Loss of happiness.
4 of Cups
4 of Cups Discontent and confusion
Discontent. Boredom. Spiritual confusion or unhappiness. Dissatisfaction.
New opportunities. New relationships or a fresh look at old ones.
5 of Cups
5 of Cups Loss, but something might be gained
Regret over loss, but something remains. New alternatives. Separation. Loneliness.
Favorable outlook. Hope. New friends.
6 of Cups
6 of Cups Present and future opportunities
Memories of childhood. Nostalgia. Past influences. Reflection on personal talents.
Opportunities ahead. The future. Plans may not be realized.
7 of Cups
7 of Cups Daydreams cloud decisions
Choices made with care and consideration. Castles in the air. Fantasy. Daydreams. Very little achieved.
Will power. Determination. Desire.
8 of Cups
8 of Cups Rejection of past plans
Abandonment of previous plans. End of an era. Disappointment. Disillusion.
Completion of projects. Happiness. Material success.
9 of Cups
9 of Cups Fulfillment of wishes
Pleasure pursuits. Material wealth. Spiritual wellbeing.
Material loss. Emotional insecurity. Mistakes.
10 of Cups
10 of Cups Perfection of family life
Contentment. Happy family life. Love given and received. Joy.
Family quarrels. Strife. Disharmony. Loss of friendship.
The images used for the Tarot Cards are from
The Aquatic Tarot in Watercolors © Andreas Schröeter