The realm of the heart, water, compassion, love & deep emotion.
Love in all its forms is a human constant. We are compassionate communal beings. The suit of cups has historically represented creativity, compassion, water, and deep emotion.
The American Tarot sets the entire suit in the ocean. Creatures of the sea guide us through their suit, where water becomes a metaphor for weightless unconditional compassion. They seem to occupy a world free from the weights of human life. Cups show us how compassion flows from ourselves, to loved ones, our community, the planet we call home, and beyond.
The suit of cups follows compassion as it flows from ourselves, to our loved ones, the community, and the planet.
It provides beautiful advice on how to apply compassion to any situation.