The Ace of Cups shows a hand coming out of the clouds holding a Cup or Chalice that overflows with five distinct streams of water.

Each of the streams represents one of the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch. The spilling water also represents abundance and the streams also signify the effect of spirituality on the five senses.

The hand comes out from the clouds signifying spiritual energy and represents the influence of the subconscious. Rays radiate from the hand – it means that one should always trust one’s gut feelings and let intuition lead to the right path. It asks people to connect to their innermost feelings. A dove holding a disk is seen to be flying down from above and is suggestive of the descend of spirit to the material world. Below the hand is a sea that has blooming lotuses signifying the awakening of human spirit.


Upright Position: The card is about new beginnings and opportunities. It says that a new opportunity is being offered to you. It also signifies contentment and abundance. The card also represents compassion and love. In a reading this card signifies an engagement, wedding or even a birth in the family.


Reversed Position: Reversed, the card suggests that the subject is being overtly emotional and that is shifting her/his focus from the right track. It suggests to let go. It may also indicate a rough patch in a relationship. It may also warn of a relationship that is based on pretense and falsehood or one-sided affection.



Tarot Horoscope Tarot Card Decks Tarot Card Meanings


Major Arcana
Chariot Death Devil
Emperor Empress Fool
Hanged Man Hermit Judgment
Justice Lover(s) Bateleur (‘Magician’)
Moon Pope (‘Hierophant’) Popess (‘High Priestess’)
Star Strength Sun
Temperance Maison Dieu (‘Tower’) Wheel of Fortune


Minor Arcana
Ace of Coins Ace of Cups Ace of Swords
Ace of Batons Eight Coins Eight Cups
Eight Swords Eight Batons Five Coins
Five Cups Five Swords Five Batons
Four Coins Four Cups Four Swords
Four Batons King of Coins King of Cups
King of Swords King of Batons Knight of Coins
Knight of Cups Knight of Swords Knight of Batons
Nine Coins Nine Cups Nine Swords
Nine Batons Queen of Coins Queen of Cups
Queen of Swords Queen of Batons Seven Coins
Seven Cups Seven Swords Seven Batons
Six Coins Six Cups Six Swords
Six Batons Ten Coins Ten Cups
Ten Swords Ten Batons Three Coins
Three Cups Three Swords Three Batons
Two Coins Two Cups Two Swords
Two Batons Valet of Coins Valet of Cups
Valet of Swords Valet of Batons