ace of cauldrons, ace of hearts
upright: emotion; love; compassion, creativity; overwhelming emotion; soulmates
reversed: repression of feelings; holding oneself back from intimacy or love; emotional constipation
The ace of cups is all about culmination. The cup is brimming, no spilling over. Water, the universal symbol for emotions, love and fertility is merged with the sacred vessel of the feminine, the nurturer, the bringer of life.
This card can represent new beginnings of love, or family. Look for it in soulmate readings; and the ace of cups, when referring to a person, usually speaks of a deeper connection than the usual set, one of those connections where your eyes meet across the room and you can’t help but stare.
The ace of cups is also known as the ace of hearts, or perhaps the ace of cauldrons. In Irish lore, the ‘Cauldron of Daghda’ or Coire Acseasc, was the fourth and final treasure of the Tuatha De Danann. It was called the Cauldron of Bounty and the Cauldron Rebirth, because it produced an endless supply of food, and whoever dranketh from it was healed.
The cup is the symbol of the original life bearer, the womb, and is associated with the holy grail, the sacred awareness of the divine feminine.
The ace of cups can also expose over whelming emotion, and when reversed, spells blockages, dams, and levees hindering the flow of the eternal waters called emotion.