The Ace of Cups is a bit like the Holy Grail. It represents the true love and emotional fulfillment everyone is searching for.
This is a great card for relationships, both new ones and anyone looking to take the “next step.” It’s also a great card for babies. Lots and lots of babies.
In the traditional RW-based deck, the Ace of Cups shows a hand coming out of the sky, holding a goblet overflowing with water. A dove is dropping a wafer into the cup. Like all of the Aces, the hand and cup exist without a narrative.
Unlike a lot of the emotional Cups cards, this one is very active and yang. It’s about making things happen. So, while it may indicate an outpouring of love is coming your way, it could also mean you are the one who needs to take a big emotional risk and ask for what you want.
Open your heart to love and be vulnerable. It’s the scariest thing of them all, but it’s also the only way to get the healthy, fulfilling, and abundant love you desire.
All of the Aces (with the number 1) represent new beginnings and the start of things. When you combine beginnings with the emotional element of the Cups, you get a new relationship, a new start in an existing relationship (like a proposal or a wedding), a new baby, a new creative project, or a new, fresh start.
Keywords for the Ace of Cups Tarot Card
- New love or attraction
- Proposal, marriage, a wedding
- Pregnancy or the birth of a child
- Love, healing, abundance
Keywords for the Ace of Cups Reversed
- Emotional disappointments
- Too much too soon
- Feeling let down in a relationship
Patterns and Correspondences of the Ace of Cups Card
- The Cups suit = rules the emotions
- Suit of cards = hearts
- Timeline = weeks to months
- Number 1 = new beginnings, starting on a journey
- Element = Water
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Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Ace of Cups is one of the best cards to show up in a tarot reading about love. This is a fantastic card for both new relationships and for new starts in existing relationships.
If you are looking for a new relationship, things look extremely positive. You will have to do the work, of course, but keep your eyes out and your heart open, and you will shortly find someone wonderful.
In an existing relationship, expect something new and positive. This could be a huge leap forward in the level of your commitment, a chance to start over, or a new role for you to play. Whatever happens, it will be positive.
The Ace of Cups also anticipates big emotional events, like engagements, weddings, pregnancies, and births.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Work
If you work closely with others, you may experience a new beginning to your relationship with them. This doesn’t necessarily mean a romantic relationship, although it is possible. You might also get new co-workers, a new boss, or new clients.
If you are looking for a new job, new position, or new approach in your business, this is a very positive and abundant card. It indicates an excellent opportunity is coming your way.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Health
Joy, love, and healing are all indicated by the Ace of Cups. It’s a positive card for health matters, especially anything dealing with fertility, pregnancy, and birth.
Of course, you can’t just sit and wish for things to happen. Babies get made – so get to work!
No matter what your situation and desires, you will have to take the first step to making your dreams happen. Sign up for a new class at the gym, hire a healthy meal-delivery service, or join a community of people who share your goals.
Whatever you need to do, take the first step.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning for Money and Finances
The Ace of Cups is a very positive card, but be careful. Don’t let your enthusiasm and emotions rule your head.
Although this card indicates abundance is coming, it’s also a very active card. You’re going to have to work for it!
You can expect money to flow your way, but this won’t be lottery winnings or gifts. The money you’ll receive will come from a new source, but it will be a source you created or initiated.
And this would be a perfect time to set up a new savings account, start a new budgeting program like YNAB, or meet with a financial planner for the first time. You need a new, fresh start with your finances.
Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
The dove on the Ace of Cups card symbolizes the spirit or the Divine, carrying a message from the Universe about your soul and your deepest desires.
Open your heart and be vulnerable. This means looking at and accepting yourself 100%. If you can’t love yourself unconditionally, how do you expect to understand what that kind of love entails?
Your capacity to love – and to be loved – is endless. What would happen if you loved yourself without judgment, criticism, or fear?