Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionA hand extending from a cloud bears a cup pouring out four streams. Calm water lies beneath, and on it are waterlilies. A dove bearing in its beak a communion wafer marked with a cross descends to place the wafer in the cup. Dew falls around the cup on all sides.
Meaning of Ace of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Immaculate love, joy, contentment, home, nourishment, abundance, fertility.
False-heartedness, changeability, instability, revolution.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
Commencement of a love affair.
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Inflexible will, unalterable law.
Unexpected change of position.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
The inquirer, if male.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Feasting, Banquet, Good Cheer
Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
A love letter, good news
a removal or a visit from a friend.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
signifies ardent love; eternal fidelity