The Suit of Cups (also known as the Suit of Hearts) is one of the four suits of the minor arcana in Tarot.
- Element: Water
- Aspects of: Emotions/Compassion
In tarot, the element of cups is water, and the suit of cups pertains to situations and events of an emotional nature. As such, when the tarot is used in divination, many cups signify an emotional issue or love situation, or some event that affects the querent emotionally. Cups are commonly associated with feminine qualities such as the womb and fertility, acting as the "female" to the Wand's "male".
The watery astrological signs are Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. Additionally, cups were the symbol of the clergy in feudal times, and thus cup cards can also be interpreted as having to do with spiritual or religious matters.
The suit represents the First Estate (the Clergy).