Princess of Cups


Princess of Cups definitions

The Princess of Cups is a dreamy young woman.

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Image of Page of Cups in Rider-Waite tarot deck
Page of Cups

A fair, pleasing, somewhat effeminate page, of studious and intent aspect, contemplates a fish rising from a cup to look at him. It is the pictures of the mind taking form.

Fair young man, one impelled to render service and with whom the Querent will be connected; a studious youth; news, message; application, reflection, meditation; also those things directed to business.

Additional meanings: Good augury; also a young man who is unfortunate in love.


Taste, inclination, attachment, seduction, deception, artifice.

Additional meanings: Obstacles of all kinds.

Book of Thoth – Princess of Cups

Image of the Princess of Cups tarot card in the Book of Thoth
The Princess of Cups

The character of the Princess is infinitely gracious. All sweetness, all voluptuousness, gentleness, kindness and tenderness are in her character. She lives in the world of Romance, in the perpetual dream of rapture. On a superficial examination she might be thought selfish and indolent, but this is a quite false impression; silently and effortlessly she goes about her work.

A generous young woman

Golden Dawn – Princess of the Waters and Lotus of the Palace of the Floods

Sweetness, poetry, gentleness, and kindness. Imagination, dreamy, at times indolent, yet courageous if roused.


She is selfish and luxurious.


A fair Youth, Confidence, Probity, Discretion, Integrity.


A Flatterer, Deception, Artifice.

Image of Etteilla Page of Cups
Etteilla Page of Cups


Fair Young Man, Studious.—Student, Application [Diligence], Work, Thought, Observation, Consideration, Reflection, Contemplation, Job.—Business, Profession, Employment.


Tendency, Bent, Proclivity, Inclination, Attraction, Taste, Sympathy, Passion, Affection, Attachment, Friendship.—Heart, Craving, Desire, Appeal, Promise, Seduction, Invitation, Agreeableness.—Flattery, Cajolery, Fawning, Sycophancy, Praise, Approbation.—Inclined towards threatening ruin and complete destruction.


Fair young man, studious. Work, application, reflexion, occupation, observation. Profession, employment. News, message; has to do with business. Reversed: Tendency, inclination, attraction, attachment, friendship, desire, engagement, invitation, seduction. Flattery, praise, cherishing, etc.
The Page or servant, messenger, of the cups suit comes on the Eleventh and on the Seventh house, and has to do with friendship and relations, e.g. marriage. He must be the friend who brings inviting messages, seductive proposals, if not of formal marriage, perhaps of some love-affair or jolly gathering, sportive meeting, or intellectual entertainment, lecture, etc. It is not quite impossible, that the idea of ‘seduction’ is connected with it or at least a strong sense of persuasion. If it relates to news, there is emotion in it, news that will affect the feelings in some way or other. Relations will be of a passing nature, but may be very pleasant. The combination of the Water with the Air generally adds much to the instruction, development or education of people So there must be much of all this in the Page of Cups. The effects do not always bear the characteristic of reliability, nor of permanence.
(On the eleventh house): Friendly message, good news, invitation, proposal and the bringer of the same. A young man of a democratic turn of mind, brotherly feelings, international relationship. (On the seventh house): Proposal of marriage or love-affair, intellectual entertainment, lecture, demonstration. Proposal or invitation to a position or employment. Solicitation. The outcome of this card is still uncertain and must be derived from the neighbouring cards. Change of relations and connections, sympathies. Tendency to please and to make things and certain persons appear better than they are in reality, either to flatter them or to seduce the querent. It may also be that the querent will be flattered. Praise and persuasion. A man very much open to sex-influences.

Paul Foster-Case: Slave or Servant of Cups

The sun in the vesica suggests the warmth and radiance of a generous personality.

Time period

The same as that of the Ace of Cups, but the Servant represents the outward manifestation of what the Ace typifies.


The character has sweetness, poetry, gentleness and kindness. Fond of home and all that it stands for. Imaginative, dreamy, yet with a good deal of latent courage. Friendly to Querent, and one who will further his hopes and wishes.


Too indolent to help, or possibly one who promises far more than he can perform.


He typifies either a young man or a young woman.

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Page of Cups tarot meanings - dreaminess
The Page of Cups is a dreamy young woman. All sweetness, all voluptuousness, gentleness, kindness and tenderness are in her character.

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