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Ace of Cups meaning​

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The Ace of Cups symbolizes happiness and the fulfilment of new beginnings. It offers fresh and exciting hope of a new chapter in all areas of life. Love may be at the on its way as it leads you to somebody new and surprising. This is a life changing moment, and so in love, may you savor each moment. 

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Detailed meanings of the Ace of Cups

Egyptian Grand Etteilla Tarot Ace of cups

CARD NUMBER 49. – Ace of Cups (Balthazar’s Cup).

Upright. – Invitation to a dinner, party, meeting.

Reversed. – Mutation, instability, change of existence.

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Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.” – Carolyn Hax

A cup is not always half full or half empty; oftentimes, it is overflowing with success and prosperity. At the moment, you may be in a position where it feels as though very little is turning out your way. Your current situation may feel hopeless, and you may be struggling to find the motivation to keep moving. The good is being almost completely overshadowed by the bad at this point. However, The Ace of Cups advises that you reconsider your current position, as there is far more positive than you may be openly acknowledging. Take some time to change your perspective on things and recognize the beauty in the little things. 

Your cup is overflowing, and now is the time to acknowledge how lucky you are to be where you are in life! Fall back on your support system and let them know how much you appreciate them. Look back on the road that has led you to where you are; you have survived through so much, and you are so strong to have made it this far! It may not seem like it right now, but the struggles you are currently experiencing are refining your abilities to succeed in the future. 

As German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “What does not kill me makes me stronger.” Upon changing your perspective on the current situation, you will begin to see that your mood will follow suit.

Ace of cups meaning for relationship
Nobody is perfect, including your partner. While it can be easy to focus on their shortcomings, this attitude is not conducive to a healthy relationship. Are their little quirks really worth getting angry over? Or are they what makes your partner unique?

While this does not mean that you should excuse blatant abuses, it is also a sign that you may be angering too quickly over things that aren’t really that big of a deal. Do you constantly find yourselves arguing with your partner over where to go for dinner, or who is responsible for doing the dishes on Tuesday nights? In the grand scheme of things, these arguments are unimportant, and only serve to add unnecessary friction to everyday life. 

By learning to appreciate the little things that makes your partner who they are, you will begin to develop a deeper appreciation for the love that they offer you. This will also reduce tension in your relationship, leaving room for growth and development. If you are actively looking for a new partner, this may be a sign that you are being overly critical of potential partners; even Prince Charming has his shortcomings! Instead, focus on the positive things that they are capable of bringing into a relationship. By focusing on their positive characteristics, you are setting yourself up for a relationship that is far more likely to last in the long run.

Ace of Cups meaning tarot


The waters are beneath, and thereon are water-lilies; the hand issues from the cloud, holding in its palm the cup, from which four streams are pouring; a dove, bearing in its bill a cross-marked Host, descends to place the Wafer in the Cup; the dew of water is falling on all sides. It is an intimation of that which may lie behind the Lesser Arcana.

Divinatory Meanings: House of the true heart, joy, content, abode, nourishment, abundance, fertility; Holy Table, felicity hereof.

Reversed: House of the false heart, mutation, instability, revolution.

Ace of cups meaning for job and career

Work has been rough lately. It may seem like everything that possibly could go wrong has gone wrong. Maybe you’ve gotten in trouble for something menial at work, been reprimanded for something that wasn’t your fault, or lost your job entirely. No matter the specific circumstance, it seems like what you have to deal with on a daily basis is no longer worth the paycheck. However, The Ace of Cups advises you to look at the positives of your situation

Finding steady employment is not as easy as it seems; now is the time to be grateful for the fact that you have a job to begin with! If you do not have a job, think of all the opportunities that have been opened to you! In the end, it is entirely up to you where you will seek employment, and you have the right to pick and choose what positions you want to apply for. 

Don’t let stress and depression keep you from moving forward. Your future is bright, if only you choose to turn your eyes towards it.

Ace of cups reversed main meaning
A lack of perspective when considering your current situation can easily lead you to slip into a sate of low motivation and pessimism.

When The Ace of Cups appears in the reversed position, it is a sign that you are focusing too much on the unchangeable aspects of your current situation.

There are times that there is very little you can do to change circumstances outside of yourself in a timely manner. You may be stuck in such a way that you have no choice but to buckle down and wait out the current troubles. Instead, use this time to focus inwards; what are you doing to yourself that is bringing down your mood? Now is the time to break negative thought patterns, reevaluate your perspective, and acknowledge the little blessings in life. 

You may begin to realize that your dour mood can be largely attributed to the way you’ve been interpreting your situation. Take some time to heal yourself and get back on your feet before throwing yourself headfirst into any new endeavors. You will begin to find that things are not as hopeless as you’ve convinced yourself that they are.

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Ace of cups represents new beginnings; this is a YES card – an excellent omen for a new romantic relationship and the start of new friendships. New and exciting work opportunities are on the rise, so be ready to explore your possibilities. Ace of cups also symbolizes fertility. Strong intuition. Feeling very creative.

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(e.g. „4 of swords„ , „5 of wands yes or no„ , „is card reading a gift?„ etc.)
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Ace of Cups meaning in a card spread. Try the original Cardarium readings.

Ace of cups meaning

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Today’s card reading is the Three Free Fortunes. It is based on the traditional French cartomancy. It is good for people who would like to get a quick, but serious reading of the day. 

A day without love is a year of emptiness… Check out your current standing with a Free Tarot Love Reading. It is good for people who appreciate the classic Rider Tarot presented in an accessible way. 

If you know what you are doing,  try the Free Card Spirits oracle. The unstable arcana spirits dwell in the beliefs of the consultant. If your belief is strong enough, they might help you in many ways – for example – conceive a baby, seduce a lover or curse an enemy. It is a dangerous kind of cartomancy, so it is not for the beginners. 

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