Below you will find an overview of the Suit of the Cups Tarot cards. Under each card are keywords to give you a quick overview of the meaning of the upright or reversed position.
If you click directly on a Suit of Cups Tarot card, you will get to the detailed description, including General Interpretation, Love and much more. Further down, you will find the strengths and weaknesses of the Cups Tarot cards.
The Meaning Of The Suit Of Cups
The Suit of Cups Tarot cards connect with one’s emotional world, characterized by compassion, self-love and passion.
The Cups Tarot cards represent the element of water. Therefore, they represent one’s emotions, which can be as gentle as a trickle or as powerful as a tidal wave. At the same time, the Cups cards show us how our relationships with other people are.
They give us an insight into the emotional world of our counterpart and thus help us to understand him even better.
As Minor Arcana cards, they show the current emotional state we are in at the moment. Thus, they have the most impact on your daily life and help you to overcome the hurdles of everyday life.
The Suit of Cups Tarot cards are an expression of our subconscious and help us to a deeper understanding of our own feelings.
The messages of the Cups can be as superficial as a puddle or as profound as the ocean. Receive them with an open mind and you will realize their true meaning.
In addition, the Cups Tarot cards are associated with the zodiac signs of water, Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces. People born under these signs are especially receptive to the messages of the Cups.
For them, the Cups have a greater impact on their daily lives than on other zodiac signs.
The Suit of Cups Tarot Cards
Ace of Cups
Upright: Love, Passion, Intuition, Intimate
Reversed: Cold, Self-absorbed, Rational, Permissive
Two of Cups
Upright: Connection, Attraction, Partner, Love
Reversed: Narcissist, Abandonment, Strife, Doubt
Three of Cups
Upright: Friends, Creativity, Community, Celebration
Reversed: Lonelyness, Excessive, Independent, Withdrawal
Four of Cups
Upright: Apathetic, Immersed, Self-viewing, Ignorant
Reversed: Compassionate, Active, Connected, Optimist
Five of Cups
Upright: Disappointment, Mistake, Regret, Pessimism
Reversed: Forgiveness, Triumph, Positive, Awakening
Six of Cups
Upright: Innocence, Childlike, Kind-hearted, Joyfulness
Reversed: Guilty, Hostile, Deceitful, Copious
Seven of Cups
Upright: Decision, Illusion, Desire, Alternative
Reversed: Excess, Escape, Structure, Balance
Eight of Cups
Upright: Powerless, Seeking, Disappointment, Escape
Reversed: Endurance, Aimless, Dogged, Vitality
Nine of Cups
Upright: Fulfillment, Satisfaction, Pleasure, Gratitude
Reversed: Regret, Abundance, Frustration, Materialistic
Ten of Cups
Upright: Joy, Family, Peace, Harmony
Reversed: chaos, sadness, loneliness, strife
Page of Cups
Upright: Creative, Emotional, Curiosity, Intuition
Reversed: Rigid, Cold, Doubt, Exuberance
Knight of Cups
Upright: Creativity, Romance, Beauty, Charm
Reversed: Jealousy, Moody, Daydreaming, Unrealistic
Queen of Cups
Upright: Merciful, Caring, Spiritual, Intuitive
Reversed: Self-absorbed, Dependent, Careless, Sober
King of Cups
Upright: Wisdom, Calm, Tolerant, Diplomatic
Reversed: Moody, Cold, Agitated, Manipulative
Strengths Of The Suit Of Cups
Through their connection to our primal source, the subconscious mind, the Suit of Cups represent positive qualities, such as creativity, imagination and passion.
We all possess an almost inexhaustible reservoir of abilities and talents that are just waiting to be discovered. The Cups Tarot cards help you to uncover these hidden treasures and apply them in your everyday life.
On the emotional level, the Cups reveal compassion, gentleness and self-love. That enables you to build and maintain positive relationships with your fellow human beings.
The better your relationship with yourself and your fellow human beings, the more likely you are to weather the storms of life unscathed. The Suit Cups also symbolize aspects of healing, purification and meditation.
The healing qualities refer not only to physical ailments but also to emotional blockages.
They encourage you to cleanse yourself of negative feelings or thoughts. The Cups Tarot cards embolden you to flush away all unpleasant emotions so that your inner self appears clear and pure again.
Another strength of water is that it quickly regains its state of calm even after difficult storms. Through meditation and mindfulness, you can calm your inner waves that are stirring you up.
Your mind will thus appear like a calm lake, reflecting your dreams and bliss.
Weaknesses Of The Suit Of Cups
The Cups Cards Reversed are usually an expression of uncontrolled emotional states. You let yourself be overwhelmed by your feelings and drift away.
Like a castaway in a sea of emotions, you are hardly receptive to logic or reason. In addition, the reversed Suit of Cups cards are an expression of a roller coaster of emotions.
Sometimes you feel as if you could embrace the whole world and a little later, you are deeply saddened.
This imbalance in your mood experience indicates unresolved inner conflicts trying to find their way to the surface. Find the causes of your emotional fluctuations to bring your feelings back into balance.
Another weakness of the Suit of Cups Tarot cards can be a drying up of your creative energy. A mental block prevents the flow of your creative energy so that you constantly have the feeling of running into a wall. The result is often a feeling of apathy. You no longer feel in the flow and only drift through everyday life.
The Cups can also indicate that you are currently resisting the current of everyday life with all your might. Your resistance costs you much more strength in the end than if you simply let yourself fall. The Suit of Cups also stands for drifting off into your own world.
Instead of staying in reality, you move further away from it and seek refuge in your pipe dreams.