Ace of Swords – Tarot Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Rider-Waite-Smith

Ace of Swords Air Keywords: triumph, good tiding, good beginnings, divine blessing, potential thought, rationality, Reason, Logos, emanation, Rider-Waite-Smith In the Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Waite says, “It is a card of great force, in love as well as in hatred. The crown may carry a much higher significance than comes usually within the … Read more

King of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

King of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

King of Cups Air of Water Keywords: kind, artistic, calm, loving, in tune with emotions, responsible Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a King sitting upon a stone throne, itself surrounded by ocean waves. The King of Cups wears a yellow and red cape and holds a cup in one hand and a scepter in … Read more

Queen of Cups – Tarot Card Meaning

Queen of Cups Rider-Waite-Smith

Queen of Cups Water of Water Keywords: intuitive, psychic, in tune with emotional, willing to help, giver of good advice, confident in herself, in tune with the unconscious, introspective, comforting Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS we see a queen in profile, sitting on a stone throne covered in mermaids. The Queen of Cups is wearing a … Read more

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people skills, Reversed: not expressing yourself, being discouraged, ennui, depression, too emotional, socially withdrawn Rider-Waite-Smith In the RWS, we see an armored knight on top of a gray horse, wearing a cloak of fish, a winged helmet and shoes, and … Read more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