Knight of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Knight of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Knight of Cups Fire of Water Keywords: Adolescence, youth, journey, action, charming, affable, romantic, dreamer, people skills, Reversed: not expressing yourself, being discouraged, ennui, depression, too emotional, socially withdrawn Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS, we see an armored knight on top of a gray horse, wearing a cloak of fish, a winged helmet and shoes, and … Read more

Page of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Page of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Page of Cups Earth of Water Keywords: artistic, creative, youthful, new ideas, inspiration, passion, immaturity, idealistic Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS, the Page of Cups is a young dandy standing by the sea, wearing flamboyant clothing and holding a cup with a fish in it. The Page is dreamy and creative, with an active imagination. Is … Read more

Nine of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Nine of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Nine of Cups Mutable Water Jupiter in Pisces Keywords: material success, well being, achievement, contentedness, fulfillment Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a smiling inn-keeper sitting on a bench. He is dressed luxuriously in a fine red hat with plumage. His arms are crossed and his body language suggests self-satisfaction and expansion, befitting his association … Read more

Ten of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Ten of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Ten of Cups Mutable Water Mars in Pisces Keywords: happiness, family, joy, beauty, love, peace, achievement Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a family in the countryside celebrating underneath a rainbow. The children are dancing, a symbol of innocence in child-like joy, lost of the moment and not even bothering to look up into the … Read more

Eight of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Eight of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Eight of Cups Mutable Water Saturn in Pisces Keywords: Spiritual journey, abandoning material domain, setting off into the unknown, giving up possessions, adventure, turning one’s back, spiritual laziness, dissatisfaction with the material,  Reversed: material over spiritual Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see 8 cups stacked in the front of the card, representing attainment and material … Read more

Seven of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Seven of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Seven of Cups Fixed Water Venus in Scorpio Keywords: imagination, fantasy, possibility, creativity, dreams, illusions Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a shadowy figure gazing up at seven mysterious and fanciful cups in a grey cloud. On the bottom row are four cups filled with: a castle, jewelry, a laurel (with an ominous skull in … Read more

Six of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Six of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Six of Cups Fixed Water Sun in Scorpio Keywords: nostalgia, childhood, happy memories, balance, beginner’s mind, childlike wonder, beauty, cycles of Life and Death Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see one child in a red hood handing a cup with a white flower to another child. They are surrounded by other cups with the same … Read more

Five of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Five of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Five of Cups Fixed Water Mars in Scorpio Keywords: despair, longing, sadness, grief, desolation, Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS, we see a man in a black cloak, looking down at three spilled cups. Two upright cups are behind his back. There is an overwhelming sense of grief and sadness, a sense of mourning a loss and … Read more

Four of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Four of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Four of Cups Cardinal water Moon in Cancer Keywords: apathy, contemplation, ingratitude, introspection, boredom, restlessness, discontent Reversed: emergence, timidity in trying something new, starting spiritual journey, snap out of it, Rider-Waite-Smith  In the RWS we see a young man sitting cross-legged against a tree with his arms crossed as well. He looks sad, bored, bemused, … Read more

Three of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Three of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Three of Cups Cardinal water Mercury in Cancer Keywords: friendship, celebration, joy, happiness, good social life, uplifting, party Rider-Waite-Smith  In the RWS we see three women dancing merrily, with cups of wine in their hands. They are almost lost in a frenzy of love and sociality. There is lush vegetation at their feet,  a symbol … Read more