“Now may every living thing, young or old,
weak or strong, living near or far, known or
unknown, living or departed or yet unborn,
may every living thing be full of bliss.”
― The Dhammapada
The Ace of Cups is the bliss of unconditional love that so few of us know how to contain for extended periods of time. Because to contain it we must wish it upon every single living being. Bliss is not something we can only experience more of once we realise deeply and live the reality that we all belong to each other.
In a Tarot reading, the Ace of Cups signifies a new emotional beginning and an opening of the heart. It can mean falling in love, but whether or not it will lead to reciprocal love and an actual relationship is not clear yet.
However, it can also signify deep and lasting devotion in a reading where the seeker has learned to contain unconditional love for all living beings. This is the person who has learned to live in a continuous state of bliss and who is truly blessed. Such a person touches the souls of others without having to say much. Their complete acceptance of every single soul makes their presence healing.
Affirmation: “I accept that we all belong to each other and open my heart to love every living being unconditionally.”
Ace of Cups Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for passing me the cup of bliss. Holy Spirit, help me to wish every living being well today. Flow through me so that all I touch may feel your healing touch. So mote it be! (listen to prayer on Instagram)
Correspondences for the Ace of Cups
Archangel: Gabriel (Ruler of the Water Element)
Deck used: The Hallmark Tarot – Click HERE for the video review