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Ace of Cups Art and Meaning

Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment

About the Deck

From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.

Provenance

Spain, c. 1414.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Commencement of a love affair.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Inflexible will, unalterable law.

Reversed

Unexpected change of position.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

The inquirer, if male.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Feasting, Banquet, Good Cheer

Reversed

Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A love letter, good news

Reversed

a removal or a visit from a friend.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

signifies ardent love; eternal fidelity