Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning, Symbolism

Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning, Symbolism

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 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 symol 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 in the chalice. A dove is a symbol of peace, a spirit messenger and 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 name of god in Hebrew. There is a W or reversed M written at the bottom of the Chalice. This is over all 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. Like the tidal waves of water, the water signs also are prone to having mood swings. The water signs have 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 child birth. 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.

Ace of Cups Tarot Card in a Love Reading (Upright)

This is a card of a new love and new and strong emotional passion. If this card appears in a love reading, it means that a new romance is going to begin. If you are already in a relationship, you can expect a new spark on an emotional level. This is a strong indicator of pregnancy as well so be careful if you are not planning for a child right now.

Ace of Cups Tarot Card in a Career Reading (Upright)

In a career reading, the Ace of Cups card indicates a new job or a new prospect that will be emotionally fulfilling for you. You will get a chance to do something in your career that your heart desires. This new chance can also be a promotion or any new positive opportunity.

Ace of Cups Tarot Card in a Health Reading (Upright)

The upright Ace of cups is a great omen in a health reading. This shows revival of energies. This card is also a strong indicator of pregnancy.

Ace of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the Ace of Cups will be in a reversed position, all the water will be spilled out and the chalice will be empty. This card in a reversed position depicts lack of emotional interest, emptiness and barrenness. The water body will have water tides and strong waves. It shows emotional rage or negative emotions like hate or manipulation.

When this card appears in a reversed position in a general reading, it might indicate a new start but without any emotional fulfillment. It also shows lack of empathy and cut off with intuition.

In a love reading this card indicates a loveless relationship or even hateful and manipulative relationship or partner.

This is not a good card if it appears in a reversed position in a love reading. This card might indicate drained energies and lack of hope.

This is also not a good card if it appears in a reversed position in a career reading. The Ace of cups reversed might indicate that you do not have interest and lack emotional passion in your work or job.