Cards: Ace of Cups

Heavy shifting and big transitions have been underway in my life recently. It seems fitting I initiate this new foray into another suit with the Ace of Cups. When I began these card explorations I didn’t have a set order as far as suits went, but I seem to have been influenced unconsciously by Jodorowsky’s The Way of Tarot because I began with the swords and now I move unto the cups. By the way, it’s a really good book.

The Spanish Tarot by Fournier

As I enter into this suit by way of this cup I feel grounded, and I am reminded of a house, of the heart of the home, the hearth. The pillars enclose and keep safe what is precious inside, the heart. The stem is thick and sturdy and the cup’s base rests firmly on the ground. There is no toppling this cup over. An orange, fiery glow emanates from the circular pillars, this reminds me of a fire. Along the lines of “keep the fire strong and the love deep.” 

This card emanates much power  and affirms the strength that resides when we follow our hearts, when we care and nourish our inner world, our sentiments. When this card pops up in a reading, I generally see a good fortuitous omen in it. A new sentimental spiritual begining that is going to ground and strengthen our home and our hearts. Or it can even be read as a call to pay attention to what we hold near and dear, to nurture and care for that and those.

As summer is in full swing, this card reminds me to look inside, to care for my heart, to heal and to keep close and cherish those few I hold dear. While the madness of the outside world continues to rage as it always does, the politics, media and ego of all that sizzles and crackles out there, I am reminded to keep an eye inside always.

I might do card combinations as I delve into this suit, but with this one I’d like to keep it simple. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. As for me, I have recently moved and am currently building my little nest somewhere new and very exciting. Also, I have made a new deck purchase which I might share later on, and I will be doing a review of a gifted deck I recently received.

Happy reading, as always.


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