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Ace of Cups

2 of Cups   [Love, Crowley; Equilibrium, Wanless]

3 of Cups   [Abundance, Crowley; Love, Wanless

4 of Cups   [Luxury, Crowley; Anger, Wanless

5 of Cups   [Disappointment, Crowley; Disappointment, Wanless

6 of Cups   [Pleasure, Crowley; Sorrow, Wanless]  

7 of Cups   [Debauch, Crowley; Fear, Wanless

8 of Cups   [Indolence, Crowley; Stagnation, Wanless]

9 of Cups   [Happiness, Crowley; Fulfillment, Wanless

10 of Cups   [Satiety, Crowley; Passion, Wanless]  

Princess of Cups (Crowley), Page of Cups (Waite, Marseille),
            Child of Cups (Wanless), Knave of Cups, Jack of Hearts   

Prince of Cups (Crowley), Knight of Cups (Waite, Marseille),
            Child of Cups (Wanless), Jack of Hearts             

Queen of Cups (Crowley), Queen of Cups (Waite, Marseille), 
            Woman of Cups (Wanless), Sage of Cups (Wanless), Queen of Hearts          

Knight of Cups (Crowley), King of Cups (Waite, Marseille), Man of Cups (Wanless),
            Sage of Cups (Wanless), King of Hearts  



Cups (Chalices, Hearts):
Traditional Meanings, Associations, Correspondences

Emotions, Emotional Fulfillment, Ecstasy, Feelings, Heart, Moods
Sensitivity, Receptivity, Attunement  
Relationships, Affection, Love, Romance, Intimacy, Courtship, Marriage
Deepest hopes and desires fulfilled, Aspirations, Support, A Gift 
Planting a Seed, Promise of Springtime, Beginning of Good Things, Fertility  
Forgive and Forget, Generosity, Compassion, Goodwill      
Dreams, Imagination, Unconscious
Intuition, Psychic Powers, Inspiration, Divination, Inner Work, Revelations 
Spiritual Awakening, Rebirth, Baptism, Affirmation, New Life, Spiritual Breakthrough       
Good health of kidneys and bladder, Recovery, Feeling Energetic  
Joy and inner peace from friends and family
Powers of Water, Water, West,  

Reversals, Negatives

Hard Hearted, Emotionless, Depression, Dullness, Loneliness 
Curb your emotions
Bottle up your emotions 
Powers of Air (Swords)
Closed or selfish heart 



Cups (Chalices, Hearts), Power of Water: 
Metaphors, Similes, Clichés

Waters of Life
Pour out your heart
Fill up my cup
Feelings can run high 
Raise your glass for a toast 
The cup is full 
The cup is half full. 
The optimist sees the cup as half full, the pessimist as half empty. 
Don't let the cup overflow 
Brimming with promise
Drink up
Overflowing cup
Bottle up your emotions
Raise your cup and drink to success 
Holy Grail Cup
Empty cup
My cup runneth over 




Reversals, Negatives

Dying of thirst 
Crying over spilt milk
Drinking himself to death (alcohol) 







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The Voyager Tarot: Way of the Great Oracle Book.  By James Wanless, 1989.  Book and Deck.  Discussion and interpretation of the Minor Arcana, pp. 161-275. 

Suit of Cups 

Water (Classic Element) - Wikipedia 

Cups for the Pagan Man 

My Cup Runneth Over - Christian 

Root of the Powers of Water (Cups) from Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley

Small Cards of the Tarot - Cups.   By Erwin Hessle.   Uses the Crowley deck

Giant's Tarot - Cups - Northern Tradition Paganism 

Water and the Sacred

Tarot Suit of Cups from About.Com

Seventy Eight Degrees of Wisdom: A Book of Tarot.  By Rachel Pollack.  Revised with a New Preface.  San Francisco, California, Weiser Books, 1980, 2007.  Index, bibliogrpahy, 354 pages.  ISBN: 1578634083.  This book uses the Waite-Smith-Rider 1909 Deck for analysis and interpretation.  Discussion and interpretation of the Suit of Cups, 184-207. 

The Crowley Tarot.  The Handbook to the Cards by Aleister Crowley and Lady Frieda Harris.  By Akron (C. F. Frey) and Hajo Banzhaf.  Translated from the German by Christine M. Grimm.  Stamford, CT, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1995.  222 pages.  ISBN: 0880797150.  I have found this book to be an extremely useful reference tool when doing an analysis of a card.  This is my favorite book on the Thoth Tarot.  Discussion and interpretation of the Suit of Cups, pp. 142-158.

Understanding the Tarot Court.  By Mary K. Greer and Tom Little.  Special topics in Tarot Series.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2004.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0738702862. 

The Tarot Court Cards: Archetypal Patterns of Relationship in the Minor Arcana.  By Kate Warwick-Smith.  Destiny Books, 2003.  224 pages.  ISBN: 0892810920.





Keywords for the Crowley Tarot.  by Hajo Banzhaf and Brigitte Theler, 2001.

The Tarot Handbook: Practical Applications of Ancient Visual Symbols. By Angeles Arrien, 1987, 1997.  

The Complete Book of Tarot Reversals.  By Mary K. Greer, 2002.

Tarot Wisdom: Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings.  By Rachel Pollack, 2008. 

Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot.  By Lon Milo Duquette, 2003. 

Learning Ritual Magic.  By John Michael Greer, Earl King, Jr., and Clare Vaughn, 2004. 

Dictionary of the Tarot.  By Bill Butler.  New York, Shocken Book, 1987, 1977.  Glossary, 254 pages. 

Tarot Dictionary and Compendium.  By Jana Riley.  York, Maine, Samuel Weiser, Red Wheel, 1995.  320 pages. 

The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V.  By Aleister Crowley, The Master Therion.  A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians.  Equinox, Volume III, No. V., 1944, 200 copies.  Published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc, 1977.  287 pages.  ISBN: 0913866121. 





Jung and Tarot: An Archetypal Journey.  By Sallie Nichols.  Introduction by Laurens van der Post.  York Beach, Maine, Samuel weiser, Inc., 1980.  References, 392 pages.  ISBN: 0877285152.  VSCL.

Portable Magic: Tarot is the Only Tool You Need.  By Donald Tyson.  Woodbury, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2006.  Index, bibliography, 230 pages.  ISBN: 0738709808.  VSCL. 

Tarot as a Way of Life: A Jungian Approach to the Tarot.  By Karen Hamaker-Zontaq.  Red Wheel, Weiser, 2007.  268 pages.  ISBN: 9780877288787.  VSCL.  

Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners   By Joan Bunning.  Weiser Books, 1998.  320 pages. 







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