The suit of Cups consists of fourteen cards numbered Ace through King. The images below show how they are ranked and in what order they belong.
When you think of Cups, think of emotion, because Cups are the feeling or bridge between a thought and the next stage, which is action.
Thoughts lead to emotions that generally elicit actions.
The Suit of Cups fits nicely between the initial thought and final action or manifestation.
For me, some of their keywords are beauty, emotion, desire, inner experience, love, and fertility.
When there are many Cups in a reading, it indicates that conditions are felt primarily in the realm of emotion, but not necessarily as an outward manifestation.
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