The Fools journey through the Cups
The story of Fools second journey takes him through the suit of Cups.
Cups normally refer to matters of love and affection although this
doesn't always involve other people, it could for instance refer to a persons
love for their work. Cups correspond to the summer season and the element water.
The Page of Cups brings the Fool a welcome message about the venture to find his
true love he's been thinking about starting and this sets the Fools mind into
action. The Ace of cups starts the journey as he encounters the object of his
passion and he feels the first flicker of affection. The Knight of Cups rides in
on his horse and spurs the Fools vivid imagination, the 2 of Cups tells us he
soon falls madly in love. The 3 of Cups then tells of the celebrations but the 4
of Cups brings disillusionment with the situation, things get even worse when
the 5 of Cups turns up, love ends. Then the Queen of Cups arrives and comforts
The journey continues when the 6 of Cups brings fond memories of the past,
should he revisit a past love? The 7 of Cups shows him so many lovable
choices that he realizes some of them may be not be good choices.
The King of Cups arrives just in time to explain to the Fool why it's time to pull out.
The 8 of Cups tells us he then decided to forget about the object of his
affection altogether and start again.
The Fool eventually makes his choice from the 7 of Cups and it turns out to be a wise choice,
the 9 of Cups ends the confusion and tells us his wishes are now coming true,
the journey's end comes when the 10 of Cups brings total happiness.
with the Magician, the High Priestess and the Empress.
The Emperor with the
Hierophant, the Lovers and the Chariot.
Strength with the
Hermit, the Wheel of Fortune and Justice.
The Hanged Man, Death,
Temperance, the Devil and the Tower.
The Star with the Moon, the
Sun, Judgement and the World.