THE ACE OF CUPS, represents the emotional world of feeling; the time of Summer and the Space of East. This is the symbol of receptivity, psychism, instincts, fears,memories, desires, dreams, fantasy, and all the other aspects of the subconscious. This is the essence of imagination, what I call "the womb-with-a -view". The colors of Cups, are those of water, lakes, ponds, oceans, rivers, rain and the blood. If you remember your biology, blood is blue until it is oxidized (You may have notice your blue veins). This is the Holy Grail sitting within the emotional nature (would be a fitting symbol for the Emotional Body of our Aura) which is represented by the blue cup. It is the conscious state of emotional integrity,as represented by the double rainbow. The inside and outside are without dichotomy. As above so below can also be seen here. Ace of cups also symbolizes the ability to nurture ones self with the same capacity as one gives out to others. The blue Grail, is Wisdom and the Cup symbol is Love, making it apparent that Love and Wisdom are in union as a flow of nurturing,healing, supporting emotional force (as seen by the radiance entering the cup). Love and Wisdom in equal balance. The serpent handles of the cup symbolize the regenerative nature of this balance. The lotus base represents the trusting heart who never over-extends itself emotionally but unfolds itself naturally without resistance or holding itself back. In fact, this Love-Wisdom union is the woven fabric of Life itself--as symbolized by the web of Spider Woman (Native American Mother of the Universe) that is seen behind the cup.
When this card is thrown, it indicates that in the period of one year you will experience emotional integrity, equal balance in self-nurturance and the nurturance of others. The Ace of Cups also implies the implementation of trust that can be experienced in relationships with water sign people in your life; Pisces, (February 21- March 21), Scorpios, (October 21 to November 21) and Cancer (June 21-July 21). The Ace of Cups is a quality of the Magus (key 1 of the Trump) who is the archetype of communication. The Ace of Cups is the aspect of being able to communicate feelings from a place of emotional integrity and trust rather than from a place of control. This card represents the Ecstasy that comes with the Love of life in its entirety. For more information about the tarot or for a live reading; on line or in person, call Eli @ 253-241-0129 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>. As the Tao has stated,"..where there is ecstasy, there is creation. Where there is no ecstasy there is no creation." Maybe Ecstasy built us so it could be us! May you live long and prosper!