Hearts, Bowls, Chalices,
Cauldron, Vessels, Bowls, Grail
Powers of Water
Tarot Minor Arcana and Playing Card Suits
Notes by Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.
Index to Internet Resources,
Books, and Articles
Correspondences, Symbolism, History, Meanings, Associations, Magick, Lore
Emphasis on the Visconti, Marseille, Waite, Thoth, and Voyager Tarot Decks
Major Arcana Minor Arcana Tarot Keywords Index Aces Court Cards Pips
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,
Child of Cups (Wanless), Knave of Cups, Jack of Hearts
Prince of Cups (Crowley), Knight
of Cups (Waite,
Child of Cups (Wanless), Jack of Hearts
Queen of Cups (Crowley), Queen of
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
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,
Hard Hearted, Emotionless, Depression, Dullness,
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
Bottle up your emotions
Raise your cup and drink to success
Holy Grail Cup
My cup runneth over
Dying of thirst
Crying over spilt milk
Drinking himself to death (alcohol)
A Note about the Tarot Card Images on this Webpage
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.
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.
Learning the Tarot: A Tarot Book for Beginners By Joan Bunning. Weiser Books, 1998. 320 pages.
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