Tarot Edition Glossary


THE CUPS
WATER. EMOTIONS.

ACE OF CUPS
Feelings / Repressed

Upright 
Your heart is open and full of emotions that overflow. The Universe is delivering an abundance of opportunities. There could be new romance in the air. Love for family and friends makes your heart full. This is a fresh beautiful start. Possible pregnancy. The birth of a new chapter or creative venture.

Reverse
Love yourself before you share your love with others. Bring suppressed emotions to the surface. You may be avoiding feeling. You could be experiencing an emotional loss. There could be a lack of fulfillment or inspiration. You no longer feel enthusiasm for life. A relationship is unstable.

2 OF CUPS
Influence / Manipulation

Upright 
A healthy partnership full of mutual respect. An exchange of creative ideas. New love is growing. Romantic gestures and care. Giving an empathetic ear to another. Nurturing a bond that has potential for future growth.

Reverse
There is a breakdown in the beautiful flow that was once present. Both parties are not on the same page. There is a lack of care and consideration. You may be feeling emotional imbalance and disharmony. Codependent tendencies may begin to show.

Three of Cups
Celebration / Crowded

Upright
Rejoice and celebrate!  Enjoy time with people that truly care for you.  Build new friendships.  Positive energy surrounds you now. Connect with your soul tribe.  Share special moments with your community.  A fun occasion or holiday is approaching.

Reverse
A break from social situations may be needed.  A rift in a friend group or a group project gone wrong.  Difficult news could ruin a celebratory time.  A third party could be secretly involved in a relationship.

Four of Cups
Apathy / Withdrawal 

Upright
Opportunities are being presented to you that you are not interested in taking. You feel disconnected and withdrawn.  You are in no position to take on more at this time.  You are contemplating your desires and analyzing what should be next for you.  There is a closed off energy that you are emitting.  You show as distracted.  Try not to miss out on wonderful possibilities. 

Reverse
Reflect and go within.  You want space from others to connect with your inner desires.  Figure out what matters most to you without the interference of others.  You do not have to open up if things feel off.  Do not push people away for too long, but honor the boundaries you have set for yourself. Regain your desire to be a part of a community. 

Five of Cups
Regret / Healing

Upright
You may feel defeated and let down.  Things are not unfolding as you thought they would. There is an energy of regret and failure.  You are looking at what has gone wrong in a situation instead of what has gone right.  Your emotions are heavy and pessimistic.  You are replaying the past and feeling attached to “better” times. 

Reverse
Accept what has happened and begin to move forward.  A release of regret and grief.  Healing is taking place and you are discovering the lessons. You have gained more strength to continue on your journey. No longer harping on past mistakes.  

Six of Cups
Nostalgia / Clinging 

Upright
Memories from childhood are making you feel nostalgic.  Reconnecting with friends or contacts from younger years.  Being in a harmonious flow of giving and receiving.  Having playful or tender moments that allow your inner child to come through.  Expecting a child or being around children. 

Reverse
Looking to the past with attachment and comparison of your present.  Not being grounded in the here and now.  Replaying memories and emotionally clinging to younger years. Suppressing your inner child. Secretly yearning for someone from the past.

Seven of Cups
Imagination / Alignment

Upright
There are many choices before you.  Choose wisely.  Try not to get caught up in glittery things that may actually rot underneath.  Take time understanding the new opportunities being presented.  Calm your mind; there are too many thoughts taking your mind to far off places. You may be stuck in the discovery and planning phase, but now it is time to execute. You are not ready to settle down as you feel there are too many potential options. 

Reverse
Too many paths before you are inducing anxiety and overwhelm.  You feel pressured to decide before you are truly ready to do so. Choose what makes you happy, versus what others may expect of you.  Your head may be too in the clouds and you could be losing touch with reality. 

Eight of Cups
Disappointment / Drifting 

Upright
You feel led to leave a disappointing situation.  A relationship may not fulfill you the way it once did.  Change your career path to reflect something you feel more aligned with and inspired by.  Time for spiritual contemplation and inner work.  Cut ties from emotional baggage. Dissatisfaction is clouding your mind.  Walk away from what no longer serves you. 

Reverse
Unclear sense of direction for your life path.  Remaining in an unfilling relationship or work environment.  Feeling disconnected from who you really are, but not addressing the core issue. Avoiding spiritual introspection.  Wandering without a true destination. 

Nine of Cups
Contentment / Dissatisfaction

Upright
A time of stability and satisfaction.  You have achieved what you have set out to accomplish.  You feel confident about where you are and your future.  Happiness is here and you are enjoying the fruits of your labor. Wishes are coming true.  Emotional fulfilment. 

Reverse
A delay in the realization of your desires.  You have achieved your goals, but the success does not feel as great as you would have hoped for. There is an inner emptiness.  Go within to find your feeling of completion instead of expecting external validation.  Lacking confidence. 

Ten of Cups
Bliss / Dysfunction

Upright 
You feel emotionally fulfilled.  Blessings and abundance envelope you.  Home life feels solid and balanced.  All needs are being met.  Love has grown into a deeper bond.  Family union and harmony.  Having so much gratitude for all that has been given to you.  You have worked to create a life of bliss and it is here for you. 

Reverse
Unhappy home.  Relationships that are crumbling. There is a lack of true happiness.  The happily ever after that you expected has not manifested.  Distance between you and your desires.  A lack of satisfaction or comfort.  Losing a sense of stability. 

Page of Cups
Possibility / Immaturity

Upright 
A fresh idea or creative opportunity.  Taking a light or playful approach to life.  Enjoying simple pleasures and offerings.  Feeling curious and explorative.  Plan an adventure.  Take steps to grow your intuitive side.  Being open to receive from the Universe. Sharing your emotional support with another. A new crush or possibility for romance. 

Reverse 
Fear of showing who you are.  A creative blockage.  Inability to listen to your intuition.  Critical inner voice. Emotionally immature. Lacking confidence or inspiration. Shying away from opportunities. 

Knight of Cups
Charm / Moody

Upright 
Romantic and caring.  Giving and patient.  Easily able to get along with others due to understanding their perspectives and sentiments. Following your heart.  An offer that emotionally brings joy.  A messenger with positive news.  A big dreamer. 

Reverse 
Fickle and moody.  Emotionally immature and childish. Overly expressive, touchy or charming.  A dreamer without execution. You could be feeling jealous or envious of another. Emotions are blinding you to the truth of the matter. 

Queen of Cups
Compassion / Codependent

Upright 
Empathetic in nature.  A compassionate listener. Loving, caring and creative.  You are supporting those who need it most. Leading others through emotional hardship.  A kind and nurturing spirit.  Beautifully balanced in emotional expression. Very intuitive and self-aware.  

Reverse
Emotionally imbalanced.  A spiteful disposition.  Manipulative in nature. A disregard for the feelings of others. You may feel blinded by insecurity and clinginess.  Demanding your way and unable to compromise.  Too controlling. 

King of Cups
Diplomatic / Moody

Upright
Emotionally composed and self-aware.  You navigate conversation with ease and empathy.  There is a quiet power that emanates from you.  Watch and wait without becoming unnecessarily moved by petty annoyances or dramatics.  Ignore those who seek a reaction from you.  Deeply feel, but also manage emotional responses with composure and dignity.

Reverse
Lacking emotional balance; mood extremes may be present.  From cold and detached to manipulative and controlling, a volatile nature is being displayed.  No longer balanced in expression.  Ruthless and cunning. Compromise is out of the window. 

Major Arcana
Cups
Swords
Wands
Pentacles