Suit of Cups

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Cups Meaning

The Suit of Cups is one of four suits in tarot that make up the Minor Arcana cards and corresponds with water signs in astrology. It includes 10 numbered cards plus Page, Knight, Queen and King. Cups represent your emotions and feelings and how you connect with others in love and relationships.

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How many Suit of Cups cards are there?

A traditional tarot deck contains 78 cards: 22 Major Arcana cards and 56 Minor Arcana cards. The Minor cards are further divided into four suits: Wands, Swords, Cups and Pentacles. Each suit, like a traditional deck of playing cards, has 10 numbered cards plus four face cards; in a tarot deck the face cards are: King, Queen, Knight and Page. Therefore, there are 14 total Suit of Cups cards in a deck of tarot cards.

What do the Cups cards mean?

In general, Cups represent your emotions and feelings and pertain to your love life and other relationships. Click on an image of a Cups card above to learn its meaning plus its interpretation in a tarot card pull or tarot spread reading.

Suit of Cups and astrology

Cups are associated with the water signs in astrology: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Water signs embody emotions. People born under these signs crave connection, are intuitive and possess artistic talents and emotional intelligence. This energy can be fluid and adapted to situations (“go with the flow”). Like the water element, the Cups are associated with dreams, healing and cleansing, and have a feminine energy.

What does a Cup card mean in a reading?

Cups cards can be helpful for understanding the difference between thinking with your heart and thinking with your head. They can help you answer: What is real? And then help you decide how to approach a situation or a feeling. Click on any of the Cups card images above to learn its full meaning in a tarot card pull or tarot spread reading.

A message from The AstroTwins

Welcome to our Tarot section! This divination system pairs beautifully with astrology and is one of our favorite ways of receiving messages from the universe. Did you know that every card in the tarot connects to a zodiac sign and planet? We’ve mapped that out for you here. Pull out a deck (or get your first one!), draw a card or a spread, then use our interpretations to support you with deciphering the symbols, numbers, cosmos and messages from your reading.