Minor Arcana Tarot Card Meanings
Minor Arcana tarot cards denote the things in your life you are in control over. These cards speak of the day to day living and choices we make.
Suit of Cups
The Suit of Cups represents the element of Water and it’s astrological signs Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. The suit of Cups covers your emotions, subconscious, creativity, love and relationship, spirituality and humanity. Cups speaks of your ability to laugh and cry. If there is a lack of cups in a reading, then there is a lack of emotional connection to the subject you are asking the tarot about.
Eight of cups is the card for turning your back at something to go and follow your dream. The day-dreaming that happened in Seven of cups has materialized in a vision that the querent is going to pursuit.
Ten of cups is the card for total spiritual bliss experienced in your relationship, home and family life. This card is about being in alignment with your true nature and everything in your life is in harmony with your higher self and purpose on this planet.
Knight of cups denotes a person on a quest to declare his love. This is your knight in shining armor. He is a singer, poet, and writer. He paints and creates wherever he goes. He is artistic and incredibly lovable.
Queen of cups denotes a woman who is highly intuitive and sensitive. She is in touch with her emotions, her subconscious, and the universe. She is compassionate and cares deeply about her life and those in it.
Two of Cups reversed indicates being afraid of love and relationship. The seeker might be dreaming of love, but when it comes down to actually having one, the fear of rejection and abandonment gets in the way.
Five of Cups reversed indicates disappointment in love and emotional matters. The two cups that still upright spill out when this card shows up reversed which denotes the seeker might be emotionally totally drained, usually by relationships.
Eight of Cups reversed indicates the seeker has given up their dream to surrender to a reality that is uncomfortable, loveless and miserable. The seeker might have surrendered their life to please someone else, sell their business to work at a job they dislike.
Nine of Cups reversed indicates that the seeker is not going to get what they wish for. Family and friendship might be falling apart. There are disintegrating and separation, often due to lifestyle choices.
Ten of Cups reversed indicates disruption in the harmony, something or someone is making it hard to maintain the love. The seeker might be pretending everything is still wonderful in the hope that it will continue forever.
Knight of Cups reversed indicates a person who is walking away from a relationship and/or a creative venture. The emotional state of the seeker might be far from romantic, instead it is more likely to be cynical and uses their insights and intuition to make others hurt as much as they do.
What do the cups tarot cards tell us in a reading
Many cups in a reading indicate a happy and fulfilled time, where emotional satisfaction is high. You might also find that you feel very connected both to yourself and others, but most importantly to a higher consciousness. A reading dominated by cups denotes a time where you care deeply about your life and those in it. It is a time where you are able to go deep and discover who you really are and what you want to do with your life, including who you want in your life. Healthwise cups indicate that there are programs and beliefs in your subconscious that can be changed to have a more fulfilling life. Cups are here to bring you back to your true nature.