The Ace of Cups is about the overflow of love in our lives. It is absolute, infinite and pervasive love that fills all aspects of our soul.
The Ace’s in the Tarot, are all gifts from the divine to us. The Ace of Cups in particular features a hand that materializes out of the air and offers us a cup that is overflowing in a manner to amply satiate all five senses as demonstrated by the five overflowing streams from the cup.
Have you ever walked around feeling happy for no reason and flowing with love for everyone you come across? What a blissful state of existence! Those are the days when we smile indulgently at situations that would otherwise annoy us.
Our heart sings and feels light. This is the imperative at which we were meant to exist, live and thrive. This is the spirit that the divine had envisioned for us and therefore we see the holy dove carrying in the communion wafer into the cup. This is divine love crossing paths with human love- platonic and non-platonic, but all unconditional.
The water overflows in the form of yods and a yod is the formative mother letter, of the Jewish script. The streams of water or love fall down into the universal pool of love for every living thing and flow over the lilypads and the lotus flowers. The lotus flower is sacred in the East because it seeds and blooms simultaneously. Hinduism, Buddhism, and the South-East Asian cultures have deities that use the Lotus as their seat. The Lotus blossoms in the swamp yet is a paragon of virtue, purity and beauty! We too can go through life with love in our hearts, untouched by the cynicism that abounds.
This one card brings together the major religions to affirm, Love does not divide on any account. It is meant to unite and grow! The more love you give, the more you have.
So today, the Ace of Cups, pronounces that this is a period of connection, friendship and happiness. Your troubles will soon fade away and you will be at home, in a nurturing and supportive environment of love.
Meditation on the Ace of Cups
“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.”
― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare
Is there any situation that really tests your patience? If so, think from a place of love. Why does it bother you- are you worried about the future? Let that go since it is not in your control. What you can do is fill the present with love and the future will work itself. Let go of expectations and think with empathy and compassion and see your life change for the better.
I particularly loved this method of bringing and holding the love in your heart:
“Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:
Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart. Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions? So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
The Suit at a Glance
- Ace June 21- September 22
- Two June 21 – June 30
- Three July 1- July 10
- Four July 11 – July 22
- Five Of Cups October 23 – November 1
- Six November 2 – November 11
- Seven November 12 – November 22
- Eight February 19 – February 28
- Nine March 1- March 10
- Ten March 11 – March 20
- Page June 21- September 22
- Knight February 9 – March 10
- Queen October 12 – November 11
- King June 20 – July 10
If this Resonates with You Take A Class or Book A Reading.
Illustrations from the Rider-Waite Tarot Deck, known also as the Rider Tarot and the Waite Tarot, reproduced by permission of U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Stamford, CT 06902. c. 1971 by U.S. Games Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. The Rider-Waite Tarot deck is a registered trademark of U.S. Games Systems, Inc