Ace of Cups
This tarot card is a reminder of the power of love and compassion. In a reading, it generally heralds not just new relationships but also blessings galore. We are advised to allow love to enter our lives, as it can influence our thoughts and feelings so positively as to make it a lifechanging experience. The card virtually guarantees that if we do this, we will reach a higher state of consciousness, and be better equipped to see beauty in life. At the same time, the card gently tells us to stay grounded, and not get so carried away that we lose our bearings.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.