Ace of Cups meaning

Ace of Cups | Tarot Meaning

What does the Ace of Cups mean?

It means: New Passion

Key Meaning

The Ace of Cups signifies a new passion is about to enter your life.

Ace of Cups meaning

The Card

The miraculous hand of an unseen Power appears out of the cloud and offers you a cup. You are being invited to drink from this overflowing cup of abundance. Jets of water flow from the chalice into a larger sea of water. Water represents our emotions and deepest desires, and your water – it seems – runs deep and plentiful. A white dove, a symbol of the Holy Spirit, bestows a blessing from above in the form of a wafer.

When the Ace of Cups appears, you are advised to open your heart and embrace whatever happens now. This could be the romance of a lifetime, the renewal of an existing relationship, or the birth of a child. Or it may be a work or study opportunity which impassions you. The Ace of Cups often appears when we are feeling lost or vaguely dissatisfied with life. Do not worry, the Holy Spirit says, I know exactly what you need. Trust that this is the beginning of a life-altering journey.

Karina Says

What you seek is the holy grail of happiness: more love and a fulfilling purpose. Fortunately, these worthy objectives are within your reach now. Remember, money and material security are merely the by-products of living a life with passion.

Other Possible Meanings

> A new passion is about to enter your life – love, career, or interest.

> If you are attracted to spiritual matters at this time, it is because you are going through an awakening.

> If you have had an inspirational idea for a new business, project, or book… go for it!

Meanings When Reversed

When the Ace of Cups is reversed, the water spills out and your enthusiasm along with it!

> If you are in a relationship, your love has eroded over time. The relationship needs attention if it is to recover.

> If you are single, love is on the way, but not just yet! Be patient.

> If you started a new relationship, this romance will take some time to develop – go with the flow and enjoy the trip.

> If you are interested in spirituality, your psychic abilities are blocked at this time. Draw another card for guidance on what to do.


This Ace of Cups is taken from Tarot in 5 Minutes: Your Shortcut to Love, Money, and Happiness by Karina Collins. Do you want to start doing your own tarot readings? It is simple and easy if you know how. In her book, Karina shows you exactly how! Every card from the 78-card deck is explained, plus spreads, how to answer specific questions, and much more!

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