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Originally Posted by Abrac View Post
The moon is a moon in its waning phase. This is a style of art that turns up frequently in alchemical art especially. This link shows a picture by Hieronymus Reussner, 1588; it's also the moon in the waning phase. Here's another picture by Reussner, 1582; it's about 3/4 down the page. This is an example of the waxing phase.

What this says to me is the current phase of this person's life is winding down. I don't see the cups as symbolizing anything in particular; they represent whatever the person is leaving behind, it could be anything.
Actually, Abrac, on further consideration of what you say here, I am starting to agree with you......the cups do not have to be about love or emotions....the can be about anything....absolutely. Certainly they were in the VII of Cups. If, indeed, this were the Hermit, he might be walking away from society....and all the emotional problems of trying to adapt to a way of life he doesn't want.
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