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Tarot Cards Demystified: The Suit of Cups

There are many ways to interpret the symbolism found in Tarot Cards. There are varying points of view that exist about what each card means or represents. This is just one way of interpreting them. When you understand this method you will find it to be extremely accurate.

Tarot Cards have a lot in common with Regular Playing Cards. Both types of cards have four suits. However, the Tarot also has some additional cards that a Regular Playing Card Deck does not have. A Tarot Card Deck has seventy-eight cards.

The suit of Cups is similar to Hearts in a deck of regular playing cards.

The Element for the suit of Cups is Water.

Some of the qualities and meanings for the suit of Cups are:

* Water

* Emotions

* Feelings

* Feminine

* Love

* Beauty

* Hearts (Regular Playing Cards)

* Hearts (Romance, Affection)

* Subconscious Mind

* Passion

* Caring

* Instincts

* Intuition

* Empathy

* Emotional

* Deeply Sensitive

* Ruled by the Heart

Read over this list several times while trying to get a sense of the type of energies associated with the suit of Cups.

Generally, when there are many Cups cards in a reading, or Cups cards appear in important key placements within a spread of tarot cards, love or relationship situations are probably emphasized in that particular reading.

In the Rider - Waite Tarot deck the Cup resembles a large Chalice or Loving Cup.

Cups symbolize love and romance. Cups are symbols for the heart and therefore represent anything that has to do with emotions, love, caring, relationships, good-will, joy, desire, truth, honesty, giving, sharing, trust, commitment, romance, marriage and partnerships of all types.

Cups represent anything on the emotional plane, but can also represent the physical heart. Cups represent feelings, which can be both positive and negative. An example of positive feelings are love, joy and happiness while negative feelings could be depression, sadness, instability and vulnerability.

Cups also can indicate someone who is "sensitive" as in psychic, intuitive or impressionable.

Most musicians and artists will tend to have quite a few Cups in their reading due to their usually sensitive nature.

Copyright 2005 Sherry Sims

Sherry Sims has spent the last 20 years assisting people as a professional psychic, intuitive counselor, energy healer and teacher. Helping people to resolve personal and relationship issues has been at the core of her work. She gently assists her clients to accept their true power which allows them to begin taking control of their lives through healing, awareness, and self-love.

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