The suit of Cups is about emotional growth, and Aces in all four suits are about new gifts coming into our lives. Therefore, the Ace of Cups represents a new emotional opportunity that is forthcoming. The descending dove holding a wafer of hope reminds us to always look toward the Divine for guidance and love. The waters of love and spirit overflow the cup, pouring into the subconscious mind. This reminds us that, even when we are unaware of Divine love, it always is present. The lilies floating on the water represent eternal life.
The Ace of Cups speaks to our need to find spiritual love in our lives first. When we do this, we open ourselves to love and emotional balance in every aspect of our lives.