Tarot Card meaning for the Ace of Cups

In the Ace of Cups, we see a hand coming out of a cloud holding a cup that overflows with water. We are being given an opportunity to be more in touch with our emotions. Will we take this opportunity?

Cups represent the water element and the emotions that just like water flow to different places and will always need to move.

The Ace of Cups as a day card

Today you might have an overflowing of emotions, or the opportunity to feel or accept something heartfelt.
What do you feel, and towards whom or what is this directed?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

As this is a very positive card, if we find this card in a reading reversed or we are looking at the negative interpretation, this card then, becomes wishful thinking. We would like to be at a place where emotions are overflowing and we are abundantly happy. Not all of lives lessons are learned this way so we might still need to travel a more challenging path before we get to this card.

How this card could present itself in real life

The Ace of Cups is a beautiful card if I were to relate it to a time in my own life, it would be the times after our children were born. This beautiful new human being is in the world, you do not know what to do with it and how everything works but one thing is for certain you love this little person.

On a lighter fun note in line with the meaning of the Osho Zen card going with the flow. Do you know that feeling when you are in a water park on the slides? Isn’t it great and it is hard to feel anything but joyful. The actual concept is really simple, sliding down a water slope. This could be related to the simple concept of joy, sometimes it is the simple things that can make us really appreciate life and the people in it.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

This card is beautifully represented in other decks. In the Crowley deck this card is dynamic with energy flowing everywhere. In the Robin Wood this card looks very similar to the Tarot card in the Rider Waite, but it has an earthier, natural feel to it. 

In the Celtic Dragon Tarot as with all its Aces we see baby Dragons. In the Ace of Cups, they are being born not far from a waterfall which makes a beautiful scenery.

In the Osho Zen Tarot this card is called going with the flow and we see a figure floating with the water, relaxed and full of acceptance of the river he is in.

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