Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meanings 2017-02-13T07:57:34+00:00

ace of cups tarot card meanings


Ace of Cups Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Being connected to Spirit.

A new relationship.

A creative pursuit.

Happiness. Feeling whole.

Being connected to your heart and soul.

Channeling. Intuition.

Seeking the deeper meaning of life.



Anger, rage, hate.



Symbolism in Ace of Cups tarot card

The five streams pouring out of the cup represent the five senses, sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. The hand that appears from the cloud represents the right hand of divinity, symbolising our divine gift. The cloud symbolises movement and the changeable. The sky symbolises the unchangeable, eternity and the Infinite. The dove represents the holy spirit and the divine nature within us all. The water represents our divine spirit in our human temporary form. The sea symbolises our group consciousness. The lotus flower symbolises good fortune and pure spirit.

Ace of Cups tarot card meanings upright

Ace of cups in a general reading

Ace of cups is the tarot card for new love, compassion, joy and creativity. If this card shows up with Ace of Pentacles it often denotes moving in together in a relationship. Ace of Cups speaks of emotional fulfillment. If you are asking about a new job then this card will tell you that you will be loving what you do and that the new job role is creative. When this card shows up you can trust your guidance and intuition as the power of spirit within you is strong. Ace of cups tarot card can also mean forgiveness.

Ace of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Ace of cups tarot card denotes meeting someone who deeply touches your soul. It also means you will forgive someone, or receive forgiveness and have a renewal in relationships.

Ace of cups in a career reading

In a career reading, Ace of cups tarot card signifies work in the beauty industry, tourism, and hospitality. Ace of cups tarot card also speaks of spiritual work.

Learn what Ace of cups tarot card means in the grand tableau.

Personality types in Ace of Cups tarot card

Ace of cups tarot card denotes a deeply spiritual and connected person. This is someone who loves deeply. They follow their intuition and are very creative people. They make good decisions due to their instincts. They always listen to their inner voice. They believe home is where the heart is and once they find it they never turn their back on it. Ace of cups people has a depth to them that gives them substance and wisdom beyond their years. They are very romantic and joyful. They have an enormous ability to love which shines through them. They often have a special light in their eyes. Many become healers and psychics.

ace of cups tarot card meanings


Ace of Cups tarot card meanings reversed

Ace of cups tarot card reversed indicates blocked creativity and blocked emotions. Access to the subconscious mind and psychic ability is also blocked. The cup is spilled empty which can denote the seeker being emotionally drained. Ace of cups tarot card reversed often shows up when the Seeker needs to forgive someone.

Personality types in reversed Ace of Cups tarot card

Ace of cups tarot card reversed indicates someone engulfed in toxic emotions like guilt, resentment, and hatred. They are blocked on all levels by their emotions and find it hard to concentrate. They are often so stressed that they have no energy to stay connected to themselves nor anyone else. This is someone drained and tired, and they only get up in the morning due to anger and rage. They are afraid of the truth and often turn to lies and manipulations. They feel alone and abandoned and wonder why they are here on planet earth. They appreciate little in their life and are left depressed and angry.

Ace Of Cups Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Ace of cups:

Ace of cups + Ace of pentacles: Moving in with someone. Finding long lasting love. 

Ace of cups + Two of pentacles: Turning your career into a creative venture. 

Ace of cups + Three of pentacles: Loving your job. Creative job. 

Ace of cups + Eight of pentacles: Art school. Learning a new creative skill. 

Ace of cups + Ten of pentacles: Original family. 

Ace of cups + Page of pentacles: Physical beauty. 

Ace of cups + Queen of pentacles: Interior designs. A new home. 

Ace of cups + Ace of swords: Spiritual love. 

Ace of cups + Five of swords: Sabotaging beliefs about love. 

Ace of cups + Knight of swords: An inspirational person. 

Ace of cups + Queen of swords: Hiding your feelings. 

Ace of cups + Two of wands: Making an intuitive decision. Manifesting love. Ready for love.  

Ace of cups + Three of wands: Creative writing. 

Ace of cups + Four of wands: A spiritual community. 

Ace of cups + Ten of wands: A busy routine blocking creativity. 

Ace of cups + Knight of wands: Spiritual teacher. 

Ace of cups + Queen of wands: An artist. 

Ace of cups + Two of cups: A new romance. 

Ace of cups + Six of cups: Rekindled love. 

Ace of cups + Queen of cups: Spiritual writing. Channeling. 

Ace of cups + King of cups: Deep love. 

Ace of cups + The Fool: Pregnancy. 

Ace of cups + The Magician: Beauty industry. 

Ace of cups + High priestess: Psychic powers. Mediumship. 

Ace of cups + The Emperor: Emotional stability. 

Ace of cups + The Devil: IVF. Plastic surgery. 

Ace of cups + The Chariot: An island. 

Ace of cups + Judgement: Forgiveness. Inner peace. 

Ace of cups tarot card meanings summary:

Ace of cups tarot card meanings is derived from its potential to create something truly remarkable. There is love flowing into your life, and it can come in ways you may not have been ready for. Suddenly you have the opportunity to have something wonderful, and that scares a lot of people. Welcome, it with open arms. Your life was never meant to be hard. It is meant to flow and be fun and meaningful. Sometimes we have to put ourselves out there more, and if you have received the ace of cups you are ready to receive love, affection, and a deeper connection. 

Find out how Ace of cups can denote where someone lives. 


  1. Aarti November 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Inger, I got an ace of cups reversed for my relationship. we had a disagreement on an issue with my partner and we have not connected after that. he has not contacted me since. and even I feel drained. I do not know where I stand now
    does this mean and end to the relationship? I did get the world and the magician for us as outcome.

  2. Inger Bråthen November 11, 2016 at 5:44 am

    When a tarot card is showing up reversed, it can be a good idea to go to the card before for an advice how to solve it…because ace of cups is the first card, it reverts back to King of cups. King of cups can help turn ace of cup upright, so basically, that means work on your friendship. King of cups represents having a romantic relationship that is also your best friend. I pulled a card for you and I got 2 of wands, which tells me you will end up seeing you actually want the same thing. 🙂

  3. Aarti November 14, 2016 at 9:32 am

    hi Inger
    I did not understand your statement regarding the two of wands “which tells me you will end up seeing you actually want the same thing.”
    are u saying friendship only or a romantic relationship?🙂
    can you please elaborate?

  4. Inger Bråthen November 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    It means you ultimately want the same thing, but are communicating it in different ways.

  5. Inger Bråthen November 14, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Hi, I feel like the cards mean it will stay the way it is now.

  6. Angie November 19, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I got 8 of pentacles with the outcome Ace of Cups for a love reading. What does this mean? Please elaborate.

  7. Inger Bråthen November 19, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Hi, Angie. With the 8 of pentacles, there is a strong emphasis on learning, especially creative learning since it is next to Ace of cups. I think the cards are telling there is a creative and even artistic side to someone that needs to be explored. It could be explored together, or one part will need the space to create in this relationship.

  8. Eva November 26, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Hi Inger,
    My partner and i have broken up and i asked the cards what the future was of our relationship. I got 2 of cups for future and ace of cups and world for the outcome.
    Could you shine some light on this for me? Im thinking either we will re-connect or I will meet someone new. Im hoping its the first option but this is why im looking for outside persective.
    Cheers xx

  9. Inger Bråthen November 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Did this relationship take a toll on your confidence? The cards, I believe, speak of you regaining your confidence and becoming very successful.

  10. Dee December 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Hello, when asking about a potential male partner i get the Queen of Discs, Ace of Cups and 8 of wands. what is this saying about the person I’m asking about or the relationship?

  11. Inger Bråthen December 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Hi, Dee. This card combination could mean there is possibility for romance 🙂

  12. Kjs January 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

    When asking about potential partner I got king of cups ace of cups and page of cups ?

  13. Inger Bråthen January 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Hi, KJs. This card combination denotes an artsy person who will also be a good friend as well as a partner.

  14. Nikki February 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    I asked the cards what’s the best approach for me with my intimate partner who I have been dealing with for almost 2 years. We r not committed but he knows I love him. However every time we get close he pulls back. The situation is very complicated but I pulled 3 cards and a signifier. I got the ace of cups reversed, lovers reversed, and the queen of swords reversed. My signifiers is the queen of wands upright. I’m an Aries sun scorpio rising. He’s a Scorpio. I can’t seem to figure out what it’s telling me. Can you help? I’m still learning how to interject combinations

  15. Inger Bråthen February 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Queen of wands sums it up. This denotes you need someone who adores you and someone who doesn’t pull back. You are being kept in the dark and at arm’s length. All the reversed cards indicate he has intimacy issues, and it will take a long time to get close to him. By the time you get there, you could have been getting seriously hurt and scarred in the process.

  16. Tracy February 14, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Hi I got the sun,strength & ace of cups? Can you please tell me more on these cards & what they mean please x

  17. Inger Bråthen February 18, 2017 at 8:31 am

    Hi, Tracey. This card combination can mean a new relationship that happens sudden, and that is very passionate, but also spiritual and with the potential to be long lasting.

  18. Seasons February 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

    What does ‘original family’ mean with the combination listed above (Ace of cups + Ten of pentacles: Original family. )?

  19. Inger Bråthen February 22, 2017 at 3:33 am

    Original family is the family you are related to by blood.

  20. LAURENCE February 24, 2017 at 8:27 pm


    i asked my universal tarot: what will be the outcome of our Relationship?
    Ace of cups -page of Swords -10 of pentacles

    I am confused, I read the cards as a story, I mean in chronological order so I don’t know how to interpret the page of Swords here. Is It simply forgiveness or rewewal of the relationship will lead to mental dexterity to establish a stable and traditional Relationship? I also read those cards as news of a pregnancy. Page indicating a child.
    Could you tell me what is your opinion about It?
    Thank you so much Inger

  21. Inger Bråthen February 28, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Laurence, these are wonderful cards. Page of swords means you will grow closer, and you will be comfortable being your total true selves, and accept each other completely. This is strengthened by ace of cups and ten of pentacles.

  22. LAURENCE February 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you inger, It’s a very interesting take and It makes sense.

  23. Holly March 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Hi Inger, I’ve searched all over online for 2 days and can’t seem to find this card combination: Ace of Cups, clarified by Strength, no reversals. The question was, what will person A feel about person B when meeting face-to-face? I asked this question the first time, got Ace of Cups. Didn’t understand it, asked again, got the Ace of Cups again! This time clarified it with Strength. Thank you.

  24. Inger Bråthen March 24, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Ace of cups speaks of feeling being awakened, and the strength card speaks of passion, and person A and person B most likely have a lot in common which creates a bond between them.

  25. Holly March 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Thank you, Inger! How do you see the bond aspect between those two cards? Very interesting.

  26. Inger Bråthen March 27, 2017 at 2:07 am

    In relationship questions, the Strength card often shows up when there is a strong bond between people, and I feel the Ace of cups confirmed this. 🙂

  27. Rae May 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Inger Bråthen, please help me make sense of my 3-card spread. I got a three card spread of XIV Temperance, followed by a reversed Ace of Cups, followed by a Six of Cups… I’m not sure about what I gathered from it… I was asking about the chance of a future relationship, wether or not it would be a long/successful one…

  28. Emma June 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Hi Inger,
    hate to bother you yet again but please could someone help me with this? they guy I asked you about right? I pulled two cards 2 of wands 1st and to clarify the ace of cups 2nd. I was supposed to attend an event this evening where he’d be but I can’t go.

    I asked “what will his reaction be to my absence?” What could this mean?

  29. grace June 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    hi! thanks forthis website, i love reading your interpretations 🙂 i was wondering what your thoughts are about ace of cups as feelings clarified with the devil? ace of cups seems like such a promising card to me relationship wise! the devil is really throwing me for a loop tho!

  30. Inger Bråthen June 14, 2017 at 10:23 am

    IT can mean there is a lot of passionate feelings.

  31. Marco June 16, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Hi, I’ve got the Ace of Cups with the King of Pentacles, I’ve didn’t find the interpretation for this combination, anyone could give me any idea? Thanks

  32. Inger Bråthen June 16, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Hi, This can speak of a new relationship or a new career path that you will love, depending on the questions you asked the cards.

  33. Marco June 19, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Hi, and thanks for answering,

    It was about a new career and you are 100% accurate 🙂

  34. Mariah July 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Hi! I had a reading done recently about my ex and I. We broke up in March but I’ve been seeing him recently in the month of July. My questions were “Why am I seeing my ex around lately?” & “Are him and I soulmates?” The first question I got the Ace of Cups and the second answer to the second question I got the Justice card. Can you help elaborate on this meaning?

  35. Inger Bråthen July 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I feel you are seeing him so that you can let go of him. Ace of cups shows up when we getting ready to love again.

  36. Babur July 24, 2017 at 12:13 am

    Good morning Inga I did a soul mate spread to help figure out where my soul mate is and when a connection will be made. Can you give what your feelings are in this spread as I got the ace’s I am single and on a journey to connect with twin flame and no one els. I feel he is not far and when tarot readers tell me his near by he never seems to come to light, my latest prediction is 10 months time and well meet through work. Can I bring him in sooner or do I leave it to destiny. What does the star and lovers mean? and is my Soul Mate abroad.

    Card 1: Ace of swords Ten of pentacles
    Card 2: Nine of cups Ten of wands
    Card 3: Past life Lovers Star
    Card 4: Family and friend connection with Soulmate. Page of cups queen of cups
    Card 5: Where is your Soulmate Six of swords Eight of pentacles
    Card 6: Who is your Soulmate, Moon Ace of wands
    Card 7: Destiny of relationship.Strength ace of cups

  37. Inger Bråthen July 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

    You could have had past lives on other planets, and I feel your soulmate feels this is a strange planet. I feel your soulmate will need your support in this lifetime to feel that this is a good place to be. I feel like your soulmate is on a journey to find himself and will connect with you through people and activities where you are fulfilling yourself also. 🙂

  38. Kirsten August 14, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Hi I did a 2 card spread regarding my relationship & if it will work out as we have been arguing lately. I pulled the Ace of Cups and the Page of Swords.

  39. Inger Bråthen August 16, 2017 at 8:01 am

    I feel your fears are all in your head. Live this relationship more from your heart connection, and you will know exactly what to do.

Leave A Comment