On the Ace of Cups a large hand comes out of the clouds. Its palm is facing upwards and a large chalice, or cup, rests in the palm. Out of the chalice flows five streams of water and these streams fall into the pond below, which is filled with lotus flowers. Coming from the sky is a dove, with a wafer in its beak, and is diving into the chalice. Overall the card feels optimistic and bountiful with the dove’s peace lending a serenity to the whole scene.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings- New romance, new beginnings, conception, contentment, abundance, pregnancy, happiness, joy, and love.
In general, the Ace of Cups tarot card is all about new beginnings and new chances. This card is also referred to as chalices (a fancy word for cups) or hearts (the corresponding suit from a deck of standard playing cards). The Ace of Cups gives positive, happy, and all around good news about life. Relationships will be particularly easy and fulfilling and everyone you’ll meet or socialize with will be very kind, open, and receptive to you.
Love & Relationships- If you are still single this card is a good sign. It shows a possible romantic relationship soon. The easiest way to meet this potential partner is to get out there and mingle. Remember, you’ve nothing to be afraid of because the card shows people will be welcoming and receptive to you. If that’s not comfortable for you yet, no worries. There are lots of dating apps to download so try a couple and see what conversations pop up. The Ace of Cups also points to a brand new start for those in a relationship. If your relationship has gone through struggles and tough moments this card encourages you to look to the better days coming. Respectively, whatever happened in the past is either not serious or can be forgiven. This is probably the time when you can say, “let bygones be bygones.”
Money & Career- In the context of your career this is also a positive omen. If you are already employed be on the lookout for a pay increase or promotion. Sometimes this means you’ll be doing extra work without the pay, at first, but your compensation and title will soon reflect your duties. Your efforts will be appreciated and this will leave you feeling fulfilled and motivated. Your finances are in a good place too. You can afford not only your necessities but also a few luxuries. The Ace of Cups also mentioned it’s a good time for investments, so take a risk but make sure to study your options wisely before parting with your hard-earned money.
Health & Wellness- An improvement in your health condition is coming. If you’re trying to conceive you’ll also have a chance for pregnancy or improved fertility. The Ace of Cups implies great progress in terms of health and wellness. If you are currently suffering from sickness it’s time to look towards the future because this cared signifies you will recover quickly and your energy level will be at its peak soon.
Spirituality- Your openness to the universe will help you recognize the deep connection you have with your spiritual gifts. Expose yourself to the world and let your heart help you in discovering more of your spiritual abilities. Your intuition is on point so let it guide you.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings Reversed- Pain, sadness, pregnancy problems or miscarriage, breakups, loss of self-esteem, suppressed emotions, unrequited love, infertility, and instability.
The inverse position of the Ace of Cups pertains to repressed emotions, sadness, and pain. Sadly, the news is not nearly so positive as when the card is upright. It indicates that the people around you might not be interesting in cooperating with your goals or directives. In many cases you may experience bad news, but it most likely will not be tragic. More frustrating and minor setbacks. The key is to expect these things and prepare yourself mentally to deal with them because they will not last forever. Additionally, you might suffer some personality changes and become a bit aloof with people. You’ll prefer your own company during this time and social gatherings may not appeal to you.
Love & Relationships- For singles, the reversed Ace of Cups shows unwillingness to stay in a relationship. As painful as it will be it’s only fair to look at the situation for what it is; unrequited love. Expect that you will not be able to maintain or make this relationship work, and yet you will hold on to the strong feelings you have for this special person. It’s a tough situation to be in, so be kind to yourself as you go through it. It goes the same way if you are in a relationship. You are not opening your heart wholly and yet you have unrealistic expectations which leaves you feeling disappointed. Take this as a reminder to resolve the issues in your relationship if you want to stay in it.
Money & Career- The Ace of Cups in its reverse suggests that you may not receive the news you are hoping for as regards your employment. It can be a rejection of a job application or having your promotion delayed. It can also indicate financial issues such as a failed mortgage application or a loss in the stock market. However, because of the inherent positivity of this card, even when it’s bad news, it isn’t terrible news. Just hold on and things will improve before too long
Health & Wellness- Bottling up your emotions can lead to a lot of serious health issues and if you’ve receive the reversed Ace of Cups this may be exactly what you’re struggling with. In fact, these emotions may pertain specifically to issues of fertility, pregnancy, stillbirth and miscarriage. Invest in some grief counseling and art therapy to combat the habit of pushing your feelings down deep inside.
Spirituality- For the spiritual seeker, this reversed card may signify that your intuition is hindered. This makes you feel disconnected with the universe. When you feel disconnected you are restless, irritable, and morose. Overcoming this situation requires the ability to take a quiet moment outside of your body and feelings and simply be a spiritual being. You’ll find the bridge to your spirituality is rebuilt by doing this regularly.
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