Tarot Card Interpretation & Meaning - The Minor Arcana: Cups

Ace Of Cups
Issues: Emotions, relationships, romance and spirituality.

Astrological Element: Water.

Zodiac Sign: Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio.

Cups People:

  • Eye Color: Hazel, pale blue.
  • Hair Color: Medium brown to white.
  • Skin Color: Pale, medium.

The suit of Cups in general relates to things and people which are emotional, often loving, and uplifting. It is generally associated with the element of water, and thus, astrologically associated with the signs of Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio. Not only do cups relate to love and lovers, but also to any emotion, (even those generally considered negative) as well as to brotherly love, and to the confusion that emotions in general can create for most of us at certain times.

Generally speaking, living people who are represented by a cups card tend to have hair and skin colored on the lighter end of the spectrum, from medium brown hair to white hair, and eyes that are from hazel to the palest blue. However, this coloration guideline for identification purposes is accurate only about 70% of the time. A truer yardstick as to whether or not someone is a cups person or not is whether they are in touch with their emotions and/or are a kind, personable type.

Cups relationships do not always involve other people - a reading with a series of cups can have to do with a need for self-love, self-development, self esteem, and so on. In other words your relationship with yourself. Having said that the cups generally signify the most spiritual and the most loving aspects of the minor arcana.

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Ace of Cups
2 of Cups
3 of Cups
4 of Cups
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Page of Cups
Knight of Cups
Queen of Cups
King of Cups
Ace of Cups Reversed
2 of Cups Reversed
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8 of Cups Reversed
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10 of Cups Reversed
Page of Cups Reversed
Knight of Cups Reversed
Queen of Cups Reversed
King of Cups Reversed