Tarot suit of Cups

The Tarot Suit of Cups

The Tarot Suit of Cups is associated with the suit of Hearts in standard playing cards.

The 'Cups' depicted on tarot cards are usually in the style of goblets, ceremonial, or communion-style cups. However, tarot decks vary enormously. There may be some that include images of tea cups, egg cups, mugs or other vessels.

There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card and orientation ('upright' or 'reversed' of each card) and yet more precise meanings pertaining to particular cards in particular locations within spreads.

The suit of cups is associated with:

  • the element of water, hence also the water signs of the zodiac
  • the season of autumn (which is called 'fall' in U.S. English), and
  • with the direction West.

The tarot suit of cups is generally associated with the emotions including love, romance, the whole range of emotions, mastery of emotions and feelings, and 'gut reactions' that call upon our intuitive as opposed to intellectual development.

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