Minor Arcana: Cups
This suit is usually associated with emotions and matters of the heart.
Ace of Cups
The beginnings of a relationship; new romances.
Telling the querent to get out and meet people.
2 of Cups
A union of two people; the formation of a new relationship between friends or lovers.
The break-up of a relationship between two people who care about each other.
3 of Cups
A happy relationship between friends or family. A good situation.
Some tension developing between family and/or friends.
4 of Cups
A young man looks at the cups he has and is being offered a new one, yet none satisfy him. I find this to be a powerful Minor Arcana card. This generally represents dissatisfaction with the status quo; the querent wants somwthing more in life, but doesn't quite know what it is.
Contented to stay with what you know even if it means being bored; missing out on something in life in order to remain safe.
5 of Cups
This is another powerful Minor Arcana card. The person in the picture is mourning the loss of the three spilled cups in front of them, but there are still two full cups remaining. This signifies a bad loss, but there is still something to salvage from the situation.
Not seeing that there is still something to gain from the loss one has recently experienced.
6 of Cups
Children in a garden playing. This signifies relationships from your childhood or distant past that are affecting the present.
Ignoring what the past can teach you; there is something from the past that is coming up that the querent isn't seeing.
7 of Cups
A person looking at the cups in a vision. Represents having grand ideas for something; having big plans.
Having big dreams but not acting on them. Being all talk and no action.
8 of Cups
A person walking away from many filled cups. Could mean searching for more meaning out of the current situation; realising that the material isn't important.
Clinging to something that really has no meaning; putting too much attachment on the material.
9 of Cups
A man sitting in front of a table full of cups. Represents being proud of your accomplishents; showing off what you've gained.
Hording that which is only symbolic; being miserly with your emotions and not giving much.
10 of Cups
A happy family under a rainbow with ten cups above. Represents happiness and tranquility; stability in a relationship.
Instabilites in a relationship; not feeling secure enough.
Page of Cups
A young person who is very loving and caring. Could be someone currently at the stage of first love.
A young person who is emotionally withdrawn.
Knight of Cups
A young man who is sensitive and caring.
A young man who holds his emotions back from people.
Queen of Cups
A caring and emotional woman who doesn't hide her emotions.
A woman who tends to be more choosy about who she opens her heart to.
King of Cups
A very loving and caring man who is even about his emotional state.
A man who tends to be emotionally withdrawn or cold. Doesn't show his emotions often.
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