The Suit of Cups

Corresponds to Suit of Hearts.

The cup (goblet) cards represent abundance, opportunities of prosperity and choices, whether they be financial or emotional. The cards are aligned with our emotions and are linked to affairs of the heart. Cup cards are associated with happiness, celebrations and good fortune. It can represent financial wealth, but also inner happiness where you can be happy and content in your relationships. An abundance of cup cards shows your heart is helping you to make decisions and what is important in your life at present. Emotional well-being is as important as the physical health, and an abundance of cards indicates it is an area you need to address.

A balance of the heart and head is always wise, and the cards cautions you to stand back and look at what direction your heart guides you in. Use your intuition and don’t let emotions control you, but let them guide you.

The Suit of Swords

Corresponds to the Suit of Spades.

Swords represent conflict and confrontation; arguments, disputes, and betrayals come to a head. Each card has its own strength and weakness to be read in conjunction with other cards. Swords bring forward changes, some may not be welcome, but maybe necessary. You may need to change how you perceive things and adjust your thinking to see through the changes successfully. Others will challenge you and create obstacles and sword cards warn you, but also give you the strength to stand up for what is right.

Image the sword cutting through the problems and literally cutting through to the chase. Things will happen sharply and suddenly and all will be revealed so be prepared to take action to defend yourself.

The cards bring forward inner conflict, forcing you to face your demons, frustrations, pain and anger. It is a necessary step to progress on your journey.

Do not fear the cards, know they will show you what has been hidden from you or what you have hidden from yourself. One day you will have to face things and sword cards accelerate that process.