When at Starbucks, always get a venti – never settle for smaller. Chances are you’ll always wish you had more left of your drink after it’s gone, right? This is what I thought of this morning when I flipped over the Ace of Cups from the Noblet Tarot.
The Ace of Cups is a welcoming card, just like the other Ace’s in the deck. I see the Ace cards as an opportunity… to love, to learn, to ignite, to achieve. When the Ace of Cups shows up, I try to pay close attention to where my heart is pulled the second I look at the card. No matter how hard we try to suppress our truest desires and emotions, it will come to the surface in a flash the second we are triggered. The heart never lies.
The Ace of Cups is pure overwhelming emotion. It’s a feeling of fresh love, of love you didn’t know you had – it doesn’t have to be towards a person either. I see the Ace of Cups as a big tall iced coffee… it brings me enjoyment and I truly do relish every sip, no denying that one. I’m not kidding when I say I love coffee!
Looking at the Ace of Cups in the Noblet, I see a big cup! The cup looks to be made of a building, perhaps it’s similar to the building on the Tower card… as quickly as you can fall in love, it can feel like a ton of bricks being pulled out from under you when love is lost. This building that sits in the cup is delicate, that’s why there’s a wall around this structure… to keep it safe and protected. Once the feeling begins to flow, the water floods over the wall like a waterfall and pours out onto your table or lap. This overflow could mean one of two things: heavy tears from love lost or sloppy french kissing… really sloppy kissing!
The green plant life under the “building” on the cup suggests to me that growth is happening and it is present. It’s simple, when you water a seeded lawn… grass grows. If you leave it unwatered, the grass dies. This can be with anything we do. Once something is “planted”, we need to nurture it and give it the best chance possible. Being an Ace, this to me is the seed of the suit and it needs our help to transform and take off. Does anyone notice the little red pot on the cup of this card? Look closely. Grow, baby, grow!
Keyword: Overwhelming Emotion