One Card Cups Reading (Rider Waite Deck)
- Select one card then click it once it turns over.
General Meanings Cups
The Suit of Cups deals with the emotional level of consciousness and is associated with love, feelings, relationships and connections. 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 spontaneous 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. The Suit of Cups traditionally represents the west and autumn. If using an ordinary deck of playing cards, Cups are represented by the Suit of Hearts.
Energies connected: Cups
Love, emotions, relationships, feelings, empathy, intuition, creativity, peacefulness.
About the Rider Waite Tarot Deck
The Original Rider Waite Tarot Deck is the most popular and widely used tarot card deck in the world, printed from plates that were destroyed during the bombing of London during World War II. Full of symbolism and deeper meanings, Arthur E. Waite, the intellectual father of the Rider Waite deck, commented that ‘the true Tarot is symbolism; it speaks no other language and offers no other signs.’
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Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): A hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders. Divinatory Meanings: Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favorable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs. (R) Imposture, falsehood, duplicity, disloyalty.
Complete Book of Tarot: Rather than give a specific time period, this method suggests how fast a matter will develop depending on the suit of the outcome card or on the predominance of a particular suit in a spread. Wands, being hot and fiery, suggest rapid action. Swords, being hot and airy, are quick but not as fast as Wands. Cups, being cold and watery, are somewhat slow. Finally, Pentacles, being cold and earthen, are the slowest of all. To summarize:
Complete Book of Tarot: Waite (1911): Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another. Divinatory Meanings: The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection, and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfillment, solace, healing; (R) expedition, dispatch, achievement, end; excess in physical enjoyment, and the pleasures of the senses.
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