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
The King of Cups is generous and compassionate. He is emotionally controlled and spiritually aware.

Divinatory meaning
Artistic or religious person with light brown hair. The requirement to relate to inner feelings.

Reverse meaning
Unreliability. Double dealing. Unpredictable temperament.

Queen of Cups
Queen of Cups
Queen of Cups is an affectionate woman, caring, sympathetic with intuition and vision.

Divinatory meaning
Charming, fair-haired woman. Good friend and mother. Devoted wife. Mystical and perhaps prophetic.

Reverse meaning
Immorality. Dishonesty. Emotional excesses. Untrustworthy woman.

Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups
Knight of Cups He is a romantic young man. He is gentle and sincere. Contemplative, reflective.

Divinatory meaning
An invitation or opportunity may soon arise. Marriage proposal. Seduction. Judgment clouded by emotion.

Reverse meaning
Trickery. Fraud. Untrustworthy person.

Page of Cups
Page of Cups
Page of Cups Artistic child or young person. Reflective. Meditative.

Divinatory meaning
Birth of a new idea. New feelings and attitudes. Love of a young person or pet animal. Renewed trust.

Reverse meaning
Temporary distraction. Problems. Suceptability.

Ace of Cups or 1
Ace of Cups
Ace of Cups Joyful spiritual fulfillment

Divinatory meaning
Spiritual renewal. New friendship. Fulfillment from love, marriage or motherhood. Fertility.

Reverse meaning
Emotional insecurity. Sterility. Barren relationships. Unfulfilled love.

2 of Cups
2 of Cups
2 of Cups Balancing opposites

Divinatory meaning
Ideal balance of physical and spiritual love. Partnerships. Union. Harmony.

Reverse meaning
Separation. Disharmony. False friends.

3 of Cups
3 of Cups
3 of Cups Achievement, but more work lies ahead

Divinatory meaning
Fulfillment. Joyful event celebrated but more work lies ahead. Family matters.

Reverse meaning
Pleasurable excesses. Drunkenness. Emotional insecurity. Loss of happiness.

4 of Cups
4 of Cups
4 of Cups Discontent and confusion

Divinatory meaning
Discontent. Boredom. Spiritual confusion or unhappiness. Dissatisfaction.

Reverse meaning
New opportunities. New relationships or a fresh look at old ones.

5 of Cups
5 of Cups
5 of Cups Loss, but something might be gained

Divinatory meaning
Regret over loss, but something remains. New alternatives. Separation. Loneliness.

Reverse meaning
Favorable outlook. Hope. New friends.

6 of Cups
6 of Cups
6 of Cups Present and future opportunities

Divinatory meaning
Memories of childhood. Nostalgia. Past influences. Reflection on personal talents.

Reverse meaning
Opportunities ahead. The future. Plans may not be realized.

7 of Cups
7 of Cups
7 of Cups Daydreams cloud decisions

Divinatory meaning
Choices made with care and consideration. Castles in the air. Fantasy. Daydreams. Very little achieved.

Reverse meaning
Will power. Determination. Desire.

8 of Cups
8 of Cups
8 of Cups Rejection of past plans

Divinatory meaning
Abandonment of previous plans. End of an era. Disappointment. Disillusion.

Reverse meaning
Completion of projects. Happiness. Material success.

9 of Cups
9 of Cups
9 of Cups Fulfillment of wishes

Divinatory meaning
Pleasure pursuits. Material wealth. Spiritual wellbeing.

Reverse meaning
Material loss. Emotional insecurity. Mistakes.

10 of Cups
10 of Cups
10 of Cups Perfection of family life

Divinatory meaning
Contentment. Happy family life. Love given and received. Joy.

Reverse meaning
Family quarrels. Strife. Disharmony. Loss of friendship.

The Major Arcana

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The Aquatic Tarot in Watercolors © Andreas Schröeter