Minor Arcana - Cups
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Cups correspond to the element of Water – the fluid from which all life emerged. It is without shape, elusive and changeable, yet powerful, creative and refreshing.
Cups represent the development of feelings and emotions during life – through experiences of separation, disappointment, conquest, union, fulfillment, creativity, and idealism.
The suggestion is that through these feelings we are able to understand the depths of the unconscious. Although feelings emerge and take shape from a surrounding situation, they respond to their own specific power and rhythm.
The Cup is associated with the heart, the vessel through which we experience emotions, and it contains the fluid world of feelings.