Ace of Cups Artwork Description
“The water is beneath and on it are water-lilies; the hand comes out of the cloud, holding in its palm the cup, from which four streams are pouring; a dove, bearing in its bill a cross-marked host, descends to place the wafer in the cup; the dew of water is falling on all sides. It is an intimation of that which may life behind the Lesser Arcana.” 1
Ace of Cups Associations
- Ace: Raw energy, undeveloped power. Aces focus on the root or start of an issue.
- Element: Water.
- Timing: Autumn; slothy; dynamic.
- Direction: West/indirect; continuity.
- Keywords: Relationships; family, friends, strangers, enemies; coworkers; romance/lovers; emotional attachments to other sentient beings or highly valued things.
Ace of Cups Basic Meaning
The Ace of Cups is about the initiation or the beginning of a new love interest or relationship. The cup is overflowing with emotions.
“Beginning of a romance or something that you love; overflowing with happiness; productivity caused by emotional pleasure; a gift of beauty; a new project full of potential that pleases you. Landing a project or situation that you feel will be emotionally fulfilling.” 2
“Emotions rising up for new love. This usually indicates that the querent is feeling a new welling of emotion or beginning to have some vivid dreams. They’re not writing the poetry yet, but they feel the desire to, or they may have caught sight of a figure across a room and felt a tug at their heart, or even passed by some holy place and felt the spirit yearning. They’ve lifted the cup and they want to drink from it.” 3
“Meanings: House of the true heart, joy, content, abode, nourishment, abundance, fertility, holy table, happiness. Inflexible will, unalterable law.
Reversed: House of the false heart, mutation, instability, revolution.” 1
Axank’s Dream Recollection
September 11-12, 2011
No dreams remembered.