Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Water corresponds to season of spring: March, April, May.
Keywords and Phrases:
Beginning of love and happiness.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings:
Water represents the emotions, so Cups is often the suit people mainly look for in their readings in connection with love and relationships, and it all starts with the Ace of Cups. For those who are single, the Ace of Cups is the main indicator I look for to show the start of a new love relationship.
For those who are attached, this Ace indicates a whole new beginning that brings happiness, usually to home and family. With the relevant combinations it may suggest the birth of a new family member, the beginning of married life, a new home, or some lovely new start that brings emotional happiness to those concerned. The Ace of Cups brings many blessings to the heart department and an outpouring of love!
If reversed or ill-dignified, ‘the empty cup,’ unrequited love, sterile or infertile, emotionally drained, blocks happiness.
Similar or supporting cards: All the Aces indicate new beginnings, The Fool, The Lovers (love)
Opposing or contradictory cards: Death and Ten of Swords (endings) Five of Cups (sadness)
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Combinations:
Many combinations in connection with relationships and quite easy to link but, as with all combinations, read in context with surrounding cards. When showing the beginning of married life the Ace of Cups would be part of marriage card combinations to support it, similarly, birth may be surrounded by other cards representing family, etc. The combinations shown below only offer a small sample of possibilities, as this is quite an easy card to work with.
> Two of Cups: new relationship progressing smoothly into something deeper.
> Four of Cups: may become disenchanted with a new relationship quite quickly.
Five of Swords > Ace of Cups > The Devil: the start of clandestine relationship (The Moon may also feature).
> Ten of Wands: new relationship may prove heavy going or burdensome.
> Death: Could be flash-in-the-pan, over before it’s begun (similarly, Ten of Swords brings a disappointing ending)
>The Lovers: start of a new relationship (also when order is reversed)
> The Empress: birth (in either order of combination) may also be joined by Page of Cups.
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