Ace of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionThe 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.
Meaning of Ace of Cups from the 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
Commencement of a love affair.
Inflexible will, unalterable law.
Unexpected change of position.
The inquirer, if male.
Feasting, Banquet, Good Cheer
Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.
A love letter, good news
a removal or a visit from a friend.
signifies ardent love; eternal fidelity