🍷 Cups, chalices, and vessels are one of the most intriguing symbols present in many religions. Admittedly, they have a deep root in humanity's collective unconscious. In tarot, the Suit of Cups represents our emotions, intuition, and love ❤️, either romantic or unconditional.
In Christianity ⛪️, it's no different. The Holy Chalice is the ultimate symbol of Jesus' selfless sacrifice and love for all humankind. During the last supper, Jesus used the Cup from which he was drinking wine to illustrate his passion, as in the scriptures📜:
"And as they were eating, he took bread🍞, and when he had blessed, he brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take ye: this is my body. And he took a cup 🍷, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, 'This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many."
But what did Jesus mean by breaking bread and giving it back to his apostles? What does the Cup on this biblical passage suggest 🤔? Many hard devotee Christians miss on this one. Perhaps, even the Vatican. The Cup is a representation of Jesus's unconditional love, that flows through him like water 🌊, and his blood. And by "blood of the covenant," he meant that only through love we, as humans, will be as one with Spirit, or one with God.
Indeed, just like the bread that Jesus broke in the last supper, his body was sacrificed when the Romans crucified him. And just like the wine he was sharing, his message of love was finally understood by his disciples. Who, then, passed his words 🗣 and teaching to all of us.
In tarot, the Suit of Cups corresponds with the element of water 💧 (no wonder), which in many mystical practices is representative of our feelings. We don't truly understand something until we feel it. Words cannot convey the most prominent messages from the Above☝🏾. So, on this Easter, take a moment to stop and drink from Jesus Cup. Meditate in silence, let your body feel the loving message of Jesus in your soul. And you'll find that the Holy Grail is not an elusive artifact to be found on an Arthurian quest. But it has been actually inside you the whole time.
Happy Easter🐰, everyone!