Which is the first emotion that you thought of?
There are 8 main emotions we all have gone through in our life. They are:
We all have our ways of managing and working with our emotions. When we are overjoyed, we express it or manage the excitement, and if we are sad or angry we try to work on it.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to communicate your feelings in a better way. The way you express or communicate your feelings may be a good feeling or a bad feeling, but the way you express it makes a big difference.
An emotionally intelligent person tends to have a greater awareness of their own emotions and the emotions of others.
Tarot Cards and Emotions
In a deck of playing cards, the “Heart” cards are similar to the ” Suit of Cups” cards in the deck of ” Tarot Cards”.
The Suit of Cups in the “Tarot deck” is related to the emotional level of consciousness. The ” Suit of Cups” is associated with connections, feelings, love and relationships.
The “Element of Water” and the “Suit of Cups” go hand in hand.
Water is agile, fluid and flows but is very powerful. It can be powerful and forceful like a raging river or water can be gentle and soft like waves lapping against the sandy shore.
“Element of Water” is associated with emotions, feelings, fluidity, intuition, relationships, healing and cleansing.
Water has a feminine nature and so reflects the subtle power that often resides within women – adaptable, purifying, flowing and receptive.
Notice in all the “14 Cup Cards” / “Suit of Cups” shown below, you will see “Water Element” in the cards.
Suit of Cups / 14 Cup Cards in the “Tarot Deck”.
“Suit of Cups” in the “Tarot Deck” represents that you think with your heart rather than your mind. It also reflects your spontaneous responses and your reactions to life situations.
The Cup cards represent your creativity, fantasy, imagination and romanticism.
Suit of Cups also shows the negative aspects like being overly emotional or completely disengaged and being dispassionate about everything. Unrealistic expectations and fantasising about what could be can make a person nervous. A person may have repressed emotions and hence is unable to truly express his/her feelings, which may be the reason for lack of creativity.
Cup cards in a Tarot reading are often associated with the zodiac signs – Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio.
People belonging to these zodiac signs and the ” Cup Cards” show that they are artistic, emotional, humane and creative. These people are connected with their emotions and so will draw energy from what they feel within. It’s all about emotions and feelings!!!
Ace of Cups
Emotions associated with Ace of Cups are:
Compassion, Creativity, Intuition, Love, New relationships, Repressed emotions and Self-love.
The Ace of Cups represents an overflowing cup with five streams of water.
The cup signifies the vessel of your subconscious mind.
The five streams of water are related to your five senses.
It represents the abundance of emotions and intuitions flowing within you.
A dove is a symbol of divine love, representing the subconscious mind going towards conscious awareness.
From within the clouds, comes a hand holding the Cup, this signifies that you are aware of your spiritual energy which supports your ” intuition powers”.
At the bottom of the card, there is a vast sea covered with lotus blossoms, signifying your spiritual awakening.
Two of Cups
Emotions associated with Two of Cups are:
Unified love, partnership, mutual attraction, self-love, break-ups, disharmony and distrust.
The Two of Cups shows a young man and woman, pledging their love for one another by exchanging the cups. Caduceus of Hermes is the winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it, representing commerce, trade, and exchange.
Lions’ head, at the top of the Caduceus, represents passion and fire energy and suggesting that there may be a lot of passion between these two people.
The blue colour of the sky and the blue and white dress of the female represent the water element.
Three of Cups
Emotions associated with Three of Cups are:
Celebration, friendship, creativity, collaborations, independence and hard-core partying.
The “Three of Cups” card represents three young women dancing with each other in a circle. They are raising their cups high in the air as a toast of joy and celebration.
They are looking at each other with the feeling of appreciation, honour and respect. They are bonded together by their emotional connections and friendships.
There is a sense of celebrating each one’s unique contribution to the group.
There are flowers, fruit and a pumpkin on the ground, which represents the celebration of an abundant harvest and the goodness in life.
Four of Cups
Emotions associated with Three of Cups are:
Contemplation, apathy, revaluation, retreat, withdrawal, rejection and sadness.
The “Four of Cups” card depicts a young man sitting under a tree with his arms crossed.
He is so engrossed in his thoughts that he doesn’t see a hand offering him a cup.
Near his feet are three cups, which are the 3 opportunities, which he doesn’t want to see or is ignoring. He isn’t impressed or satisfied with what he has.
This card indicates that the person in the card is taking his things for granted the things. He feels that the “grass is greener on the other side” and is not valuing the things he has in front of him.
This thought has made him sad and hence he can’t see what the universe is offering him. The answers to his sadness are right there, but he is focusing too much on what he doesn’t have.
Five of Cups
Emotions associated with Five of Cups are:
Regret, failure, disappointment, pessimism, personal setbacks, self-forgiveness and moving on.
In the “Five of Cups” card, we can see a man who has worn a long black cloak.
He is looking down at the three cups that have fallen. These three fallen cups represent disappointments, failures and regret.
But right behind him are two cups which are in standing positions, these two cups represent new opportunities and potential.
As the man is just focusing on the fallen cups(losses) he is not able to see the new opportunities coming his way.
In the background, you can see a white bridge and a river flowing under it.
The bridge is showing him a way that will lead him to the security of the castle or home on the opposite side of the riverbank. This is possible only if he is willing to move on from the losses and failures.
The white bridge is an indication to the man to get over the losses and start looking at new opportunities.
Six of Cups
Emotions associated with Six of Cups are:
Love, harmony, cooperation, revisiting the past, childhood memories, innocence, joy and forgiveness.
The “Six of Cups” card represents the joy of nostalgia.
In the background, we can see a castle which is a sign of comfort and security.
There are six cups filled with white flowers, and one person is passing the cup to another old lady.
This handing of the cup of flowers represents the passing of traditions and happy reunions.
This card is all about family reunions, letting go of the past bad memories, forgiving, cherishing the good moments and moving forward in life.
Seven of Cups
Emotions associated with Seven of Cups are:
Choices, being overwhelmed by choices, searching for purpose, illusion, fantasy, daydreaming, wishful thinking, indecision and personal values.
In the “Seven of Cups” card, a man in black is standing in front of seven cups filled with different kinds of things.
Some cups contain desirable gifts like jewels and a wreath of victory, while other cups contain curses such as the snake or dragon.
The man’s dreams and wishes are represented by the clouds. The seven cups suggest that the man needs to be careful about what he wishes for as not everything is as it seems.
Life is full of choices, but we must go beyond illusion and allure and focus on what’s right for us, and then select the choices. The right choice will be like a gift and bring joy and the wrong choice will be like a curse and bring sadness.
Eight of Cups
Emotions associated with Eight of Cups are:
Disappointment, abandonment, withdrawal, escapism, trying one more time, indecision, aimless drifting and walking away.
In the “Eight of Cups” card, a man walks away from the 8 cups standing upright in the foreground.
The 8 cups are arranged in such a way that we can see that one cup is missing.
The missing one cup represents a lack of emotional fulfilment and a lack of wholeness in life.
The man has turned his back on the eight cups with a feeling of disappointment and loss. He decides to go away into the mountains.
The river represents his emotions and the mountains represent that the journey will not be easy. But this inward journey to self-awareness will lead to happiness.
The moon in the night sky represents that the man is hiding from everyone, and wants to be unnoticed while escaping. The moon is sending him some light so that the path ahead of him gets illuminated.
The inward journey represents yoga and meditation, to be self-aware and not get affected by small things.
Nine of Cups
Emotions associated with Eight of Cups are:
Contentment, satisfaction, gratitude, wish come true, inner happiness, materialism, dissatisfaction and indulgence.
In the “Nine of Cups” card, a man sits on a wooden bench happily. He is sitting comfortably but not too comfortable.
His arms are crossed, and the smile on his face expresses his contentment and satisfaction.
Behind him is a curved blue structure with nine golden cups arranged on it. The nine cups represent his emotional fulfilment after his deepest desires got fulfilled.
Nine cups represent that when you become self-aware( 8 of Cups) it will lead you to happiness and contentment. You will make wise choices in life.
Ten of Cups
Emotions associated with Ten of Cups are:
Divine love, blissful relationships, harmony, alignment and family union.
In the “Ten of Cups” card, we can see a couple standing together, with their arms outstretched, and their two children playing nearby.
The couple is looking at their house on the hill. There is a colourful rainbow filled with ten cups in the sky.
The couple represents true, everlasting love for each other. Because of their love, they could achieve everything they could ever wish for.
The family and the house represent stability and comfort. The green hills represent fertility and the river represents the flow of emotion – Love.
The rainbow is a sign that difficult times have ended and is a sign from the universe that everything will be okay.
Ten cups represent completeness and fulfilment of true emotion through divine love.
“Ace of Cups” to “Ten of Cups” are the 10 steps to achieve
“Emotional Fulfilment” or ” Emotional Intelligence”.
Like in the playing cards, after ten number cards came Jack, Queen and King, similarly in the ” Tarot cards” after ” ten number cards” comes Page, Knight, Queen and King.
The Page, Knight, Queen and King are also known as “Court Cards”. These cards help us know the overall “Personality” of a person.
Page of Cups
Emotions associated with Page of Cups are:
Creative opportunities, intuitive messages, curiosity, new possibilities and new ideas.
The “Page of Cups” represents a young man wearing a blue tunic with a floral print and a beret with a long flowing scarf, on his head. His way of dressing up shows that he is a creative and imaginative person.
The young man is standing on the shore, with the wavy sea behind him. He is holding a cup in his right hand and is surprised and happy to see a fish pop out of the cup.
Elements of Water are represented by the fish and the sea. The water element represents his emotions, his liking towards creativity, intuition and feelings.
The fish popping out of the cup signifies the young man’s creative inspiration and new ideas popping into his mind. These ideas come to him out of the blue and only when he is open to expanding his imagination like the sea.
Knight of Cups
Emotions associated with Knight of Cups are:
Creativity, romance, charm, imagination, beauty, overactive imagination, unrealistic, jealousy and moody.
In the “Knight of Cups” card, we can see a knight riding on a white horse and holding out a golden cup as if he bears a message from the heart.
The cloak is covered with images of fish, the symbol of the water element that represents consciousness and creativity. His winged helmet and boots represent his active and creative imagination and his liking for beautiful things.
The white horse too is not charging forward but instead moves slowly and gracefully, representing calmness and peace. The white horse represents power, energy, purity, spirituality and light.
The background is mostly barren, and the Knight with the help of his power of emotions and imagination can create a new life in this barren land.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race!!!
Queen of Cups
Emotions associated with Queen of Cups are:
Compassionate, caring, emotionally stable, intuitive, in flow, inner feelings, self-care, self-love and co-dependency.
The “Queen of Cups” card, shows a beautiful and introspective woman sitting on a throne at the edge of the sea.
She is holding a golden cup adorned with handles shaped like angels. The queen’s cup is closed, which represents that her thoughts and feelings come from her subconscious mind and the depths of her soul.
There are images of sea nymphs, fish, and scallop shells on her throne. These images represent the unconscious mind. The water in the sea represents her emotion, spirit and perception.
Her feet are near the water but do not touch the water. Her feet rest on colourful pebbles on the shore, this represents that she is connected to her emotions but is not overwhelmed by emotions. She is in charge of her emotions.
King of Cups
Emotions associated with King of Cups are:
Emotionally balanced, compassionate, diplomatic, self-compassion, inner feelings, moodiness and emotionally manipulative.
The “King of Cups” card, shows a king sitting on a large stone throne in the middle of the turbulent sea.
The king is wearing a blue tunic and a gold cape that represents his authority and status.
A small fish amulet around his neck symbolises his creative side.
In his right hand, he is holding the cup of emotions and in his left hand, he is holding a sceptre, which represents control and power.
The king is the only person who doesn’t look at the cup and seems to be focused somewhere. This represents that he is the master of his emotions and has full control over them and so doesn’t need to concentrate on the cup.
On the right side of the king, we can see a fish jumping out of the ocean, while on the left, a ship is sailing steadily despite the waves. This shows that the king stays calm and balanced, even during turbulent times.
The king knows the art of remaining open to his emotions and unconscious impulses, without being overwhelmed by them. He is aware of his power and control over his emotions so he can balance his feelings.
These 4 Court cards show us the personality or thought process to adopt to overcome emotional challenges.
Ace to King Analysis
Looking at all the above cards we come to know that –
Emotions get complicated based on our thinking processes.
Sometimes, emotions may confuse you to the point where you feel like ignoring them.
You feel that ignoring the emotions is the best way to deal with emotions, but, you are just intensifying them.
These emotions when addressed properly will feel less distressing.
At first, you may find it difficult to come in contact you’re your real emotions and feelings,
But, by exploring your emotions and talking through your feelings will make you feel LIBERATED.
“Tarot Card Reading” session can help you identify your true emotions and feelings.
I am a “Certified Tarot Card Reader”.
After practising ” 7 Chakra Meditation”, I came to know about the different ” Universal Energies”.These energies can help us lead a joyful and successful life.
These “Universal Energies” are the guiding forces of the ” Tarot Card Reading”. With the guidance provided in the ” Tarot Card Reading”, a person can get an insight into the different aspects of life.
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This will make you the
“King of your Emotions”.