Minor Arcana - Cups

The Suit of Cups

What is this suit about?

The Suit of Cups relates to the element of water, which is related to our emotions. Emotions are very much like water - fluid and hard to contain. Emotions can be intense, deep, beautiful and also extreme and dangerous.

The cup is a symbol for the heart and the fluid it contains symbolises feelings. These feelings can be the red wine of passionate love, or the clear water of spiritual love.

The Suit of Cups relates to our creativity too, as well as matters of the heart. It relates to areas such as:

  • emotions
  • love / hate
  • imagination
  • friends
  • lovers
  • celebration
  • marriage
  • hope
  • creativity



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