I’ve written interpretations for every card in the Wild Unknown Tarot. As the box of the deck states, there are no rights or wrongs. These are simply my perspectives on the tarot card meanings. I hope you find them useful!
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Creator’s Keywords: love’s beginnings
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Like many cards in the Wild Unknown, the image on the Ace of Cups is simple but evocative. A classy, elegant goblet resides in the center of the card. The background fills the card with a blue glow and brings to mind stained glass, or possibly fish scales. A splash of warm yellow and orange hover above the glass, as though the goblet contains a friendly and inviting warmth.
As the introduction, this ace sets the stage for what we will encounter as the suit unfolds. The Wild Unknown offers the keyword “love’s beginnings” for this card. In my perspective, though, cups are the watery suit of the WHOLE emotional realm. Throughout this suit we will see experiences of friendship and love, but we’ll also encounter the more difficult emotional states such as loneliness and grief.
The Ace of Cups is a vessel containing the potential for all emotional states. The varied components of the human emotional landscape are brewing in this goblet, and soon we will explore them in depth as they pour out through the numbered cards.
In a reading, the Ace of Cups can signify the onset of feeling-based experiences. This card can remind you to open your heart, to allow your emotional energy to move freely. Allow yourself to feel whatever it is that you are feeling without labeling it as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ This card often appears when we need to proceed with compassion and respect the signals our feelings are giving us.