Cups are the suit representing water. These cards tend to symbolize dreaming, magic, creativity, emotions, healing, and holding space.
ACE OF CUPS
A single cup speaks for itself.
Creativity, emotion, a vessel, a dream, nourishment, a vast and diverse uncertainty.
TWO OF CUPS
Two cups intersect, creating a space unique to their interaction.
Union, trust, comparison, mirroring, duality.
THREE OF CUPS
Two cups on sturdy bases elevate a third, only upright due to the support.
Community, holding space, creation, relationships, radical community care.
FOUR OF CUPS
Three cups lean in to obscure a fourth. Though unseen, its roots remain.
Abstinence, consideration, restraint, illusion, misdirection, a judgement of the frivolous from the needed.
FIVE OF CUPS
Four cups tip on their sides, spoiled in their inability to act as vessels. A single cup remains, but though it is useful, it breaks a pattern.
Grief, loss, defying expectations, depression, pessimism, negative or unhelpful patterns of behavior, navigating cyclical emotions.
SIX OF CUPS
Three individual cups are supported by a base of three interconnected cups. Equal presence of the intertwined, and the independent.
Nostalgia, emotions as a mirror, longing, regret, feeling beholden to past experiences or relationships.
SEVEN OF CUPS
A confusing array of cups dances around the center cup. There may be a clear safest option, but that’s not the point.
Diversity, wonder, possibilities, dreaming, ideals, indecision, overwhelming choice.
EIGHT OF CUPS
A winding path of cups bows in time lapse, in dashed road map path, in the sigh of a held in breath.
Diverging, letting go, realigning, journey, surrender, engaging with loss.
NINE OF CUPS
Eight cups bloom out, elevating a single vessel. Its roots live in the abundance of cups below it, extensions of the self.
Self-care, abundance, gratitude, manifestation of dreams, emotional healing, full circle.
TEN OF CUPS
Ten cups merge, weaving into one infinite vessel. All are held, and holding.
Community, interconnectivity, collective healing, peace, singularity and divine complexity.