The Root of the Powers of Water
A serpent-woman bursts from white nothingness in a splash of water, wearing a feather boa – ready to perform! Four round breasts and a rounder pregnant belly make it clear that she is fertile. A mask with a single goblet obscures her face; personality is subsumed entirely in her role.
Cups is the water suit. Feminine and passive; acted upon rather than acting – but on the other hand water gets what it wants, flowing easily around all but the strongest obstacles. Can you stop a river or a tsunami? Deep and dark and mysterious and powerful, but sparkling and beautiful on the surface.
Fertility, beauty, pleasure, happiness. Productivity. The delights of getting things done. But sometimes you just have to “lie back and think of England”…