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SUIT OF CUPS

Updated: May 15, 2020



The suit of cups are associated with emotions, and correspond with the astrological element of water. The associated Zodiac signs are Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.

The Suit of Cups is representative of the element of water.  

The suit of Hearts is derived from the suit of cups.  

These are sometimes refered to as chalices as well as cups. In tarot, it is part of what is called the "Minor Arcana" like the other tarot suits.  It contains fourteen cards ace (one) two through to ten, page, knight, queen and King.

The Suit of Cups Tarot card meanings relate to the emotional level of human consciousness.


THE POSITIVE TRAITS OF THE SUIT OF CUPS are about displays of emotion, expression of feelings and the role of emotions in relation to others.

The Cups Tarot cards indicate that you are thinking with your heart rather than your head, and thus reflect your responses and your habitual reactions to situations.Cups are also linked to creativity, romanticism, fantasy and imagination.


THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE SUIT OF CUPS

(i.e. when the Cups cards appear reversed) include being overly emotional or completely disengaged and dispassionate, having unrealistic expectations and fantasising about what could be.

There may be repressed emotions, an inability to truly express oneself and a lack of creativity.



ASTROLOGICAL SIGN AND SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS REPRESENTATIONS



The Watery astrological signs are CANCER, SCORPIO AND PISCES.Addionally, cups were the symbol of the clergy in feudal times, and thus cup cards can also be interpereted as having to do with spiritual or religious matters.











DIRECTION AND SEASON

The Suit of Cups traditionally represents the west and autumn

REPRESENTS HEARTS IN NORMAL PLAYING













If using an ordinary deck of playing cards, Cups are represent hearts.