Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
Meaning of Ace of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
House of the true heart, joy, content, abode, nourishment, abundance, fertility; Holy Table, felicity hereof.
House of the false heart, mutation, 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