The Ace of Cups is a strong yes card. It’s about new beginnings for love and friendships, relationships, fulfillment of emotions. Depending on the surrounding cards, the Ace of Cups can refer to renewed existing relationships or relationships on the horizon. It shows the opening of the heart chakra, it is a receiving card. It shows positive karma entering a situation. In business it can mean working with a soul group or working on a mission-based project.
When this card is reversed it can show that wishful thinking is going on in regards to a relationship or situation. Waiting for things to get better in a situation where it’s unlikely to happen. It can also mean delays in a relationship or in a situation that you wish for and that you feel would fulfill your heart’s desires. If this reversed card is paired with the Knight of Cups up, it means that a relationship may have started with a sexual encounter. If the Knight of Cups is reversed with the Ace of Cups reversed, it can indicate a solely sexually-based relationship or love drained away (love lost) depending on the surrounding cards.