Ace of Cups

Upright: Beginnings, Celebrations, Socializing

Reverse: Emptiness, Infertility, Malice

An otter floats on its back, clutching a cup to its chest as it drifts peacefully along. Water lilies, symbols of enlightenment, rise from the mud beneath to bloom brightly and are surrounded by rich green lily pads. The otter is content where it is and is in no hurry to its destination. The Ace of Cups reminds us to find such happiness within ourselves. Like a peacefully flowing river, there is an abundance of goodness and new possibilities that courses through us new possibilities that course through us all.

When upright, the Ace of Cups suggests that the user is ready to open up and embark on a new journey, be it creative, work-oriented, or within new relationships. It’s time to create new connections with those we love or those we wish to know better. Creative endeavors will progress smoothly right now, and taking the first step to pursue them will bring you closer to your end goal. You are experiencing a period where you’re ready to let go of any emotional baggage that may be weighing you down. You’re ready to see life with a new perspective. Take advantage of this social spirit, and let your emotions guide you in a new direction.

When reversed, the Ace of Cups signifies that the user has been dealing with some emotional hardship or repressed emotions for a long time. You could have lost joy in something you once loved, or a connection you’ve forged has broken down and turned sour. Look internally to figure out where this disconnect happened. If you’re struggling to express your emotions, try to take some time to reconnect. It’s fine to keep private, but take care that you don’t become repressed entirely in the process. It can be a scary thing to share your feelings with others. Trust in those around you. Live freely and feel freely, even if it takes some time to work up to it.