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The suit of cups is represented by the tulip flower in Floriography Tarot. The cup cards are  all about channeling your emotions, feelings, and intuition. The tulip/cup/vessel, is always filled with something—good or bad. It can be brimming with happiness, love, feelings of joy, or grief, pain, and sorrow. Sometimes more than one emotion at a time!

If a card with a cup arises in your spread or reading, ask yourself (or querent) how their emotions and feelings are responding to the situation. It could also reference an emotional time, a period of grief, or a time of overwhelming happiness such as a wedding. These cards remind us to check in with the feelings in our bodies and the emotions in our minds . 

Wands — Tree Trunks

Modeled after a gold coin, the Pentacle and sunflower represent wealth, abundance, and material possessions—a theme that continues throughout the suit. The radial golden petals of the sunflower are reminiscent of a round, shiny coin. 

Pentacles, or coins, as they are commonly depicted, are symbols of  wealth and financial success. Historically, cultures have developed different systems of currency as a form of bartering—gold for goods.

More recently, other materials are used for coins such as nickel, copper, and zinc. At some point, paper bills (which are actually made with linen and cotton) were introduced. Now, currency can be exchanged instantly and commerce can expand globally. 

Swords — Birds of Paradise

Cups — Tulips

Minor Arcana Suits

Pentacles — Sunflower