Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: New relationship, Love, Pregnancy, Creativity

REVERSED: Lack of emotional interest, emptiness, barrenness

  • Element: Water
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot:  Kether
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Crown
  • Astrological Influence: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stones: Diamond

The Ace of Cups is the first card or card number one in the watery suit of cups. One is the number of beginning, independence, unity, God, and the universe. The element of water is linked to emotion and intuition. This is a receptive or passive suit.

Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning, Symbolism

Ace of Cups Imagery and Symbolic Meaning

In this card, a white hand is emerging from a cloud and a chalice or cup is laid on its palm. Five streams of water are emerging from it and falling into a water body below that is full of water lilies. This card has a neutral grey background. The white hand represents divine power. A cloud is a sign of transformation and fertility. The Chalice is a significant symbol in many religions. Christians consider it a commemoration of the Last Supper. Muslim Sufis think that a chalice symbolizes sharing of blessings. To Wiccans, a chalice is a symbol of the womb, goddess, fertility, and feminine power. A chalice is considered to be associated with intuition and psychic powers as well. A dove is adding a piece of a communion wafer to the chalice. A dove is a symbol of peace, a spirit messenger, and the sign of Venus. The five streams of water that are coming out of the chalice show nurturing and also symbolize 5 senses. The water body beneath the chalice is a depiction of growth, fertility, and creativity. The water is a symbol of emotions and intuition. The water-lilies show innocence, purity, fertility, happiness, rebirth, and hope. There are 26 water droplets visible on the card as well. 26 is the gematric number for the name of God in Hebrew. There is a W or reversed M written at the bottom of the Chalice. This is overall a positive card of happiness, love, positive emotions, growth, fertility, and creativity.

Ace of Cups and Astrology

In Astrology, the Ace of cups represents all three water signs. These signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The water signs are linked to emotions, sensitivity, creativity, empathy, imagination, compassion, intuition, and psychic skills. As the tidal waves of water, the water signs also are prone to having mood swings. The water signs have a high awareness of the emotions of others and they are more impulsive and follow their feelings than logic.

Ace of Cups and Kabbalah

All the four Aces of the Tarot are attributed to the Sefirot of Kether (The Crown). The Ace of Cups belongs to Kether in Briah or Beriah, the world of creation. In Briah, the initial concept of Atzilut has been broadened, both in length and depth. Briah is the realm of the “Divine Throne”.

Ace of Cups as a Person (Upright)

The Ace of Cups as a person is someone who is loving, compassionate, and giving. They are kind and share their happiness and joys with others. These people have nurturing qualities and they are highly intuitive. These people can sometimes go through mood swings but overall they are caring, loving, and giving. These people are in tune with their feelings.

Ace of Cups Tarot Card in General Reading (Upright)

When this card appears in a general reading, it shows a new emotional start. This card often indicates a new emotional relationship, the start of a new love life, pregnancy, or childbirth. This card is a card of good news and a good omen.

Ace of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading (Upright)

In a daily reading, this card shows that today is a day to pursue a new emotional passion. There are strong chances of a new beginning that will be emotionally fulfilling and nurturing for you. Today is also a good day to share your love with others. Your intuitive powers will be really high today so you can also utilize those in an effective way if this card appears in your daily reading.

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