Ace Of Cups – Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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I. Ace of Cups Rider Waite image description

Ace of Cups depicts a hand holding a cup with five streams flowing out. On the card, there is the hand appears from within a cloud which shows our perception of spiritual energy and their effects. The light from the hand implies that you must always believe in the inner feelings and let your heart lead the way. Intuition and inner energy are talking to you. The five streams show the abundance and power of the mind as well as their effects on our five senses.

The dove with a piece of holy bread or a disk in the mouth floats down from heaven, expressing the embodiment and form of the supreme spirit in the material world. There is a vast ocean with countless lotus flowers under the hand, representing the awakening of the human soul. The glass is engraved with an inverted letter M or a letter W.

The Ace of Cups is a symbol of potential in the areas of deep feeling, intimacy, harmony, compassion, and love. In some spreading, it shows that an emotional perception seed has been planted in your life even though you have not realized it yet. When the seed sprouts, it can appear in any form. It can be an attraction, strong emotions, intuitive perception or a sympathetic response. In addition, it can be an offer, a gift, an opportunity, an encounter or an event like that.

It hints about inner harmony and spirit. The Cups suit is the voice of the heart, and the Ace symbolizes the direct perception which comes from your heart, trust what your feelings tell you. You should find out how to discover your mind and connect with the spirit, allow the power of emotions to lead you in a new direction. This card also represents the capture of love.

The Ace of Cups represents the beginning of love, happiness, and longing. It speaks of the beginning of a new relationship – friendship or love. This relationship will make you feel sweet and satisfied because there is a special connection between you and the other. The water in the card reflects the flow of emotions, thus, this card talks about positive emotions which are created in this relationship and they make you feel good about yourself as well as your life in general. You need to experience the emotions of new love or an unconditional relationship. Giving and receiving love from a new perspective and expanding your heart with everything around you. The way you love someone will make your love deeper through times.

The Ace of Cups also talks about creativity, particularly the issues that you have the opportunity to let your emotions enlighten the way. You open to experience emotions from the bottom of your heart and share with the surrounding people. You can get inspired to start a creative project, take an art class, and even study a romantic dance at the dance class. At this moment, you feel extremely satisfied with who you are, and what you feel; and you are not shy away from sharing a part of your soul with others. You feel the potential to let the inspiration flows freely, and from there, you welcome new opportunities and stimulate your imagination to promote your innate ability.

The Ace of Cups also talks about generosity and compassion. This is the moment for you to give, not to receive, and facilitate yourself to help others. You have the power to bring happiness to others and share your satisfaction and positive energy. You will realize that the more you give, the more you will receive (on many levels).

If you look at the other cards in the spreading, you can verify the above (the Empress and the Page of Cups). On a deeper level of meaning, a new idea or a new inspiration may be about to start. It can be the beginning of a project involving love and creativity.

II. Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Emotional power, Intuition, Intimate, Love.

Use emotional power

  • Connect with your emotions;
  • Let your heart lead the way;
  • Sympathize with others;
  • Show deep feelings;
  • Respond to instinct.

Intuitive development

  • Trust the inner voice;
  • Respond to messages from within;
  • Direct knowledge experience;
  • Raise your spiritual awareness;
  • To be in harmony with yourself;
  • Follow your intuition.


  • Emotion develops;
  • Love somebody;
  • Make connections with others;
  • Relationship development;
  • Become close to someone;
  • Move to a higher level.

Develop love

  • Show affection;
  • Open your heart to others;
  • Responded empathy;
  • Let love shine in you;
  • Support for those who need you;
  • Eliminate the negative;
  • Forgive and forget things that are not necessary.

III. The pairs Ace – Ace

A pair of Ace-Ace implies something new is entering your life and that new thing is based on the power of this card: deep feeling, intimacy, harmony, compassion, love; plus one of the following Ace cards:

  • Ace of Wands: creativity, fun, adventure, courage, personal strength;
  • Ace of Swords: Intelligence, reason, justice, truth, clarity, persistence;
  • Ace of Pentacles: prosperity, abundance, trust, security, stability.

IV. Ace of Cups Upright Card Keywords

love, desire, creativity, intense emotions.

Words and Keywords

Warm feelings, new emotional outbreaks, the power of the Water element, the power of imagination, emotional and spiritual nourishment, love, happiness, friendship, kindness, peace, sensuality, deep thinking, the beginning of a creative business, art, poetry, pleasure, extreme happiness, abundance, the first flings of love, gentle emotion.

Be in love, a new relationship or the revival of an old relationship, compassion, social life, partnership, a positive working relationship, health, love story, kissing, marriage, fertility, pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, gift, psychic ability.


The Ace of Cups is a strong prediction of love, happiness, emotion and a new beginning.


Everything is getting better! Generally, people will treat you with happiness, love, and goodwill more frequently in the near future. You should have a positive feeling. This is a great time to make friends.


This card can show a new good promotion/job waiting for you. You and your work are appreciated and valuable – you will soon see these signs.


Once again, this card is a wonderful omen of love or a sign that a current relationship will get in a better direction. If you are single, a new relationship will soon appear.


This positive prediction also includes money, in terms of “something new.” It may mean that you will find a new job if you are searching for one, or find some part-time job, or maybe you will receive a gift/some money which helps you solve the financial difficulties. Obviously, this is good news.


Your health can be improved. You will feel yourself being healthy and energetic.


The Ace of Cups shows that you need to “respond” or “share again” some emotions that you have received in life or are experiencing at the present. This is also a way to connect you with the Divine about the spiritual level, meditating on the idea that you are a dear child of the Universe, and feel like you are being helped, as He is always there, and all you have to do is seek Him.

Situation and advice

This Ace card in the upright implies a new beginning in your emotional life. You can enter into a new relationship that can lead to marriage, long-term friendship, or emotional bonding. If you ask about pregnancy, it is likely that maternity can occur. If you have a close relationship, this is a moment of emotional refreshment. You can get a gift from a close friend. Besides, you are about to get lucky with love and happiness.


The couples, the artists, the psychic, the compassionate person.

V. Ace of Cups Reversed Keywords

emotions repressed and prevented

Words and Keywords

Love is not returned, lose your love, lovelornness, rejection, the breakdown of love, the end of a love, relationship problems, conditional love, avoidance emotional attachment, loneliness, grief, loss, separation, tears, sorrow, sadness.

Suffering, pain, self-centered, manipulation, sex without love, boring, not ready for love, obstacles at the beginning of a relationship, problems in a marriage, unhappiness, mess with someone’s feelings, lack of emotional response, feeling cheated.


The Ace of Cups reversed is a positive omen, but in general, you may still feel a bit difficult. Keep in mind that you can handle most of the deadlocks with reasonable attention through times


You should consider you feel the deadlocks in which aspect, and consider how you can get rid of them and keep the energy flowing smoothly again.


Work will progress well. If you are looking for a new job or trying to make a change, you will notice some signs of improvement in the coming weeks, though it does not immediately happen, be patient.


This reversed Ace of Cups is not a bad prediction about the meaning of love, but it may indicate that the aspects to make love develop well are not perfectly stable. First, you should reflect on yourself. Have you really solved everything which is necessary to allow you to live a life with an open heart? If you are in a relationship, it may not be the best for you. You should think about what you really want and need in life, get help if you need it.


You may have an emotional bond to (or about) your job, but that bond is not really suitable for you at this time. Are you feeling dissatisfied with your job because you have feelings for your co-worker? Take a moment to consider what you really want and need. Change is not always bad.


The Ace of Cups reversed tells you that your health is generally good, and it is likely that you will be better. Self-esteem and narcissism can be an important predictor of health.


This reversed card shows that you need to be more active about loving yourself. If you do not love and care for yourself, how can you expect other people to do the same to you? It is important to treat yourself well. You should consider your connection with the spiritual world. You may need more time to be alone and meditate.

Situation and advice

The Ace of Cups reversed refers to the misfortune in your emotional life. Perhaps you are in the recovery phase after loss, separation, or frustration in a relationship. Now you may realize that friendship will not become love. Someone may be messing with your emotions, or you could cheat on someone else’s feelings. Your special person may be more interested in sex than a long time commitment. A feeling of being unloved, manipulated, or lacking in emotion often comes along with this card.

It invites you to restrain your emotions for better benefits. For example, when the relationship ends, you will want to burst into tears, but this Ace card advise you to try to hold back your emotion and regain balance. Sometimes, you express excessive emotions, reveal your weaknesses or worse, accidentally harming those around you. You should try to express your feelings at a moderate level so that you can continue to live in a balanced and stable way.

On the other hand, the Ace of Cups can also say that you have suppressed emotions for too long and this is the time to release them. You forget about your true feelings and become cold in the heart. In the relationship, this card says you have suppressed emotions to protect yourself to not get hurt. You know, in love, trust is the most important thing for both to be able to move forward.

The rainy days may come and hurt your feelings, make you lose your ways. A hard life makes you feel exhausted and lose energy. You need to pay attention to your emotions, always know how you feel and how it will affect your response.


Those who have been despised or rejected, the unhappy and the miserable.

When you see the Ace of Cups Tarot card in a spread, just consider how emotional energy sources affect your life. This card often means that love is the essence of the present situation. It may or may not be just a love of women and men. You can find ways for you to start a connection with others, consider whether there is someone you want to forgive, or who you want to receive forgiveness from. Can you ignore the anger and find peace? Do you want to get rid of the defensive mind and express your true feelings? This Ace tells you that the time for you to do those things is coming.

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