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An ethereal hand emerges from a cloud to present you with an ornate cup. A dove flies in and is about to drop a communion wafer from its beak into the cup, while four fountains of water stream down into a enormous lily pond. This is the image of the Ace of Cups in the famous Rider Waite Tarot Deck.
The suit of Cups represents emotions, feelings, love, relationships, and connections. Aces stand for the most powerful energy of the suit. Thus, the Ace of Cups signifies a strong emotional connection. It may mean the start of a new relationship – perhaps even one you don’t know about yet! Or it can signify a new beginning for a previous or existing partnership. This may be romance, but it could equally represent ties to a family member, close friend, or valued co-worker.
The Ace of Cups invites you to consider how you can enhance your life with love. If it’s reversed or negatively positioned, it may be advising you to ask yourself one of the following questions: “Do I need to forgive?” “Is there someone I should ask for forgiveness?” “Do I need to let go of anger or resentment and embrace feelings of love and peace?” “Do I need to be less reserved and more willing to reveal my feelings?”
Generally, the Ace of Cups signals the beginning of good emotional health and stability. It heralds joy and happiness for you and loved ones. So be thrilled with this benevolent card and the positive love-energy it brings.
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The Angel Gabriel sounds the call on his trumpet. In response, naked men, women, and children rise up from coffins floating on water. In the background high snowy mountains rise against a blue sky. It’s Judgement Day.
The Judgement card, number twenty in the major arcana, is all about change. And because major arcana cards are powerful, the change will be powerful, too. But this change is not abrupt or unexpected. It’s a metamorphosis, like the protracted transition of a caterpillar into a butterfly. It’s been long in coming, and it’s based on logic, reason, and preparation.
The figures on the card as shown in the Rider Waite Tarot deck are being freed from death. For you, the coming change will also be a liberation. This card suggests you are now or soon will be embarking on a new stage in your life. The people, ideas, and things of the past may no longer be relevant to you. They cannot hold you back as you move forward toward your true calling and something you’ve long worked for. It’s your fate, and you’re entitled to what the change brings.
However, as the metamorphosis takes place, be aware that well-meaning friends, family members, and associates may try to discourage you and impede your progress. This is because they’re afraid of losing you, or of losing the “you” that they know. Yet like Judgement Day, the forward momentum of this card is inevitable and cannot be stopped. You are being given the opportunity to make an epic decision and take decisive action. Only you can judge when it’s time to move forward, but don’t ignore the forces that are causing this change.
Listen as the Angel Gabriel calls to you with his clarion. Be willing to leave behind past negativity and encumbrances as you begin anew. Make sure you are prepared for the coming metamorphosis. And when you’re ready, let yourself be reborn.
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A figure sits tranquilly under a tree. Behind him is an azure sky, and three cups stand on the grass, easily within his reach. A fairy hand offers a fourth cup—but he’s lost in his thoughts and doesn’t notice. This is how the Rider Waite Tarot deck depicts the Four of Cups.
Cups cards deal with emotions: feelings, love, relationships. They reflect heart-felt responses, as opposed to actions based on logic and reason. Of course, emotions have a negative side—too little or too much is rarely a good thing.
Fours are all about stability and steadiness.
These two ideas—emotions and stability—would seem to be at odds with each other, and this is the dynamic nature of the Four of Cups!
In the Rider Waite image, the meditating man is so tranquil and focused on the three cups that he fails to see what else is right before him: a gift or an unexpected opportunity. Because it’s a cup, it probably has to do with love—but alas, he’s oblivious to it.
When reversed or in a negative position relative to other cards, the Four of Cups may warn against wishful thinking, lack of gratitude, and taking your blessings for granted. It may also mean you’re suppressing your emotions and that you need to lighten up or take time to dream.
Either way, too much stability and too much focus on your own emotions are bad things. Have you become too self-absorbed? Are you lately a bit apathetic? If so, work on breaking free and on moving outside your own head. Don’t be afraid to give others a glimpse of your emotions, and don’t fear risks—especially emotional ones. Seek out new prospects, people, goals, and ideas.
And above all, be open to a new opportunity—especially one having to do with love. It may appear when and where you least expect it.
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For the Ace of Pentacles, the Rider Waite Tarot deck shows a hand appearing from a cloud in the sky holding a large pentacle or oversized coin. Below the hand is a flourishing garden with a profusion of roses and lilies and a path leading towards mountains in the distance. The card’s overall ambiance is of abundance, fruition, and wealth.
The suit of pentacle relates to money, work, and material possessions. It can also stand for ego and self-esteem. Aces represent new beginnings and the genesis, potential, and the hope of the suit.
The Ace of Pentacles, then, suggests a new and prosperous beginning; it can indicate an unexpected change, such as a gift, bonus, prize, inheritance, or new friend. So the card is cause for optimism. The receiver is about to experience something new and positive, probably related to work or finances but sometimes related to self-confidence or ego. If you’re in a partnership, this card heralds a fresh start; if you’re single, it denotes enthusiasm as it encourages you to seek out new people.
This card means wealth, and not just in the financial sense. It tells you to look for and take advantage of new opportunities. It also cautions you to avoid ingratitude. Instead, be appreciative of the abundance in your life, feel blessed and deserving, and generate positive energy so you’ll receive the bounty that this card proclaims.
If success seems blocked or limited, suggested when this card is reversed, be advised to seek new and creative ways to achieve goals. Be sure to manage your resources wisely, avoiding overspending and excessive debt.
Overall, then, this cheerful minor arcana card tells you to be happy with what you have and be confident that more is coming your way. So realize life’s essential bounty and know that if you’re a good manager of your resources, abundance can appear where and when it’s least expected.
Need more information about this and other powerful Tarot cards? I offer single-card, three-card, and Celtic cross ten-card readings at various price ranges, via email. You’ll receive a high-resolution photo of your card layout plus a detailed written report summarizing your individualized reading and explaining each expressive card. To book your Tarot by Email reading with me, the Weekend Witch, go to http://tarotbyemail.com/book-your-reading/. I look forward to helping you achieve prosperity!