Visually, we see this cup filled with water. It is the Holy Grail, that thing we dedicate a lifetime to find. We drink deeply from the cup. It is filled with living water. We see ourselves reflected in it, we use it to scry. When you look, do you see your past? Do you see your future? Do you see your current situation a little more clearly, deeply?
“My cup runneth over.” You may feel like Heaven itself is shining down on you and your life. This may be the time to take what the Universe is offering you and drink it in, let it nourish you. This card often makes itself known when there is a new love, but that love does not have to be romantic. It can be an opening to spirit, intuition, creativity, a soul’s journey. Whatever it is, drink it in. You might only have this clarity for a moment. Believe it is real.
King of Rods (Clubs, Wands, or Staves): The Ace of Cups in combination with the King of Rods (Clubs, Wands, or Staves in other decks) is explosive.
The Suit — Cups or Hearts
The cup holds water, the heart holds emotion. Water nourishes, refreshes, revives. Emotions remind us we’re alive, give us reason to commune with others. Water can give life and take it away. Emotions can make us want to feel more and wish we could just stop feeling entirely.
This suit invites us to that place below the surface, to search for the Holy Grail, to get in touch with our creative side.
The Number — Ace or 1
It all begins with one, the self.