Ace of Cups

A ghostly hand appears out of a cloud.  It holds a golden chalice in its’ palm. A dove holding a eucharist in its’ beak descends toward the chalice.  Four streams of water fountain out of the chalice and pour their contents into a pool in which lotuses grow.

This card signals the appearance – perhaps very sudden appearance – of love in the questioners life.  It emphasizes the divine origin of love and how it flows into the world and nourishes all that it touches.  The lotuses echo the Buddhist symbol for the divine in the human spirit. They begin life in the mud and yet grow into the air and produce beautiful flowers.

In the Southern United States they might refer to this as being, “thunder bolted.”  It’s that lovley state of affairs when you realize that you are head over heels in love with someone.  The world seems bright and beautiful and new because you’re in love. A truly wonderful card to draw in a reading.

Reversed:  It’s possible that the questioner thinks he or she is love but the other person views it as just a friendship.  Another possibility is that there has been true love but it’s fading away.

EXAMPLES:  Your first, “puppy love,” growing into a real relationship with someone you adore.

You’re at a party when you suddenly see someone across the room and know that’s the person you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life.

Author: Dan Adair

Artist, writer, semi-retired wizard, and the author of, "Just the Tarot," by Dan Adair

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