The Suit of Cups speaks of relationships, love, feelings, connections and emotional consciousness.
The Suit of Cups are generally linked to the water element. Water is buoyant, fluent and “flowy”, but it can also adapt and yet be powerful. It can be gentle like little waves washing up against a seashore, or it can be extremely vigorous and destructive just like a raging river.
The water element symbolizes fluidity, emotions, healing, feelings, inner-calling and cleansing. It is associated with feminine energy that mirrors the subtle and soft powers within a woman. Water flows, cleanses, receives and adapts.
In a deck of playing cards, Cups represent the Hearts.
Suit of Cups cards showing up in a reading point out that you are very sensitive and your thoughts are generally commanded by your heart and not your head. This card reflects your natural instincts, spontaneous responses and perpetual reactions to situations that surround you. The Cups cards are also correlated with imagination, creativity, fantasies and romance.
In a negative aspect, the Suit of Cups highlights being overly emotional or entirely detached and unenthusiastic, unemotional and having unrealistic expectations from life. It’s like you are living in your own fantasy bubble. The card shows inability to express, lack of innovation and suppressed emotions.
Cups Tarot cards symbolize the Astrological signs of water element- Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio. When a Cups card makes an appearance in a reading, it generally speaks of a person with Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio star sign. Cups people are known to be creative, emotional and compassionate. They are deeply connected to their emotional side and their inner feelings are their major source of energy.
When a Tarot reading is dominated by the Cups card, it highlights that you are seeking guidance and solutions to your inner emotional conflicts, love related matters, feelings and personal ideas.