Tarot Tuesday:  Cups

 

This week I am going to discuss the CUPS. Cups are represented by the element of water and generally have emotional meanings, the soul, and deals with the imagination.   When you see cups, it reminds us to go with the flow, reminds of something we cannot live without or something we cannot avoid.   Associations with cups can be:

  • Hair Color – Blonde
  • Associated Astrological signs – Scorpio, Pisces & Cancer
  • Direction – West
  • Suit of cards – Hearts
  • Season – Fall
  • Angel – Gabriel
  • Timing – Weeks

The style associated with these cards is flowing, loving and ever expanding.  They generally refer to the subconscious mind and reason.  Additionally, they are associated with:

  • Virtues
    • serenity
    • love
    • creative
    • imagination
  • Vices
    • excesses
    • addictions
    • psychic drain
    • moodiness

The cards are:

  • Ace
    • Upright – overwhelming emotions
    • Reversed – repressed emotions
    • Timing – 1 week
    • Profession – What you WANT to do
  • Two (Cancer)
    • Upright – partnership/relationships
    • Reversed – breakup
    • Timing – 2 weeks
    • Profession – Marriage Counselor
  • Three (Cancer)
    • Upright – Friendship
    • Reversed – 3’s a crowd
    • Timing – 3 weeks
    • Profession – Social (Recreational) Director
  • Four (Cancer)
    • Upright – re-evaluation
    • Reversed – missed opportunity
    • Timing – 4 weeks
    • Profession – Substance abuse counselor
  • Five (Scorpio)
    • Upright – grief/disappointment
    • Reversed – moving on/forgiveness
    • Timing – 5 weeks
    • Profession – Teacher
  • Six (Scorpio)
    • Upright – nostalgia/memories
    • Reversed – stuck in past
    • Timing – 6 weeks
    • Profession – Photography
  • Seven (Scorpio)
    • Upright – wishful thinking/choices
    • Reversed – temptation/distraction
    • Timing – 7 weeks
    • Profession – Artist, Actor, Writer
  • Eight (Pisces)
    • Upright – walking away
    • Reversed – hopelessness
    • Timing – 8 weeks
    • Profession – Outdoor Guide
  • Nine (Pisces)
    • Upright – wishes coming true
    • Reversed – greed/materialism
    • Timing – 9 weeks
    • Profession – Wine Taster/Market Researcher
  • Ten (Pisces)
    • Upright – Harmony/Achievement
    • Reversed – Broken home
    • Timing – 10 weeks
    • Profession – Concentrate on home/family life NOW
  • Page
    • Upright – synchronicity
    • Reversed – creative block
    • Timing – n/a
    • Profession – Academic
  • Knight (Pisces)
    • Upright – romance
    • Reversed – jealousy
    • Timing – n/a
    • Profession – Office Manager
  • Queen (Cancer)
    • Upright – emotional security
    • Reversed – co-dependency
    • Timing – n/a
    • Profession – Homemaker
  • King (Scorpio)
    • Upright – balance and control
    • Reversed – manipulation
    • Timing – n/a
    • Profession – Dr.,  Nurse, or Therapist

Over the years working with these cards, this is what makes sense to me.   You too over time will make your own associations and meanings.   You will find books and guides the conflict with one another.   Then again you will see many similarities.   Know that you need to trust yourself when it comes to the meanings and your own understanding of them.

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Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She has been Ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. Currently she is the President of the Reformed Spiritualist Church in Niagara Falls, NY.

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