Rider-Waite Cups Minor Arcana

The divinatory meanings, keywords, attributes and descriptions for the ten Cups Minor Arcana of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

2 of Cups – Rider-Waite

2 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite Two of Cups description A youth and maiden are pledging one another, and above their cups rises the Caduceus of Hermes, between the great wings of which there appears a lion's head. It is a variant of a sign which is found in a few old examples of this...

Three of Cups – Rider-Waite

Three of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Three of Cups description Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another. Three of Cups Keywords The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfillment, solace, healing. Additional...

4 of Cups – Rider-Waite

4 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Four of Cups description A young man is seated under a tree and contemplates three cups set on the grass before him; an arm issuing from a cloud offers him another cup. His expression notwithstanding is one of discontent with his environment. Weariness,...

5 of Cups – Rider-Waite

5 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Five of Cups descriptions A dark, cloaked figure, looking sideways at three prone cups two others stand upright behind him; a bridge is in the background, leading to a small keep or holding.  It is a card of loss, but something remains over; three have been taken, but...

6 of Cups – Rider-Waite

6 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Six of Cups description Children in an old garden, their cups filled with flowers.  6 of Cups Keywords and Meanings A card of the past and memories, looking back, as — for example — on childhood; happiness, enjoyment, but coming rather from the past;...

7 of Cups – Rider-Waite

7 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Seven of Cups description  Strange chalices of vision, but the images are more especially those of the fantastic spirit. 7 of Cups Keywords Fairy favours, images of reflection, sentiment, imagination, things seen in the glass of contemplation; some...

8 of Cups – Rider-Waite

8 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Eight of Cups description A man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his felicity, enterprise, undertaking or previous concern. 8 of Cups Keywords The card speaks for itself on the surface, but other readings are entirely antithetical — giving...

9 of Cups – Rider-Waite

9 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Nine of Cups description  A goodly personage has feasted to his heart's content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but...

10 of Cups – Rider-Waite

10 of Cups – Rider-Waite

Rider-Waite - Ten of Cups description  Appearance of Cups in a rainbow; it is contemplated in wonder and ecstasy by a man and woman below, evidently husband and wife. His right arm is about her; his left is raised upward; she raises her right arm. The two children...