About the Card
The Maid of Cups (The Knave or Page of Cups)
- Grand Etteilla: Card Number 39
- Petit Etteilla: Jack of Hearts
The Maid of Cups walks forward, holding up a goblet in her right hand. She wears a dress decorated with stars and crescent moons, with a long and wide skirt and lace on its train and high collar. In addition to her black mask, she wears a round blue hat with a crescent moon in its center and feathers attached to its side.
In some Italian decks, including the Bolognese tarocchino and the Florentine minchiate, the suits of Cups and Coins have female maids instead of male knaves.
Blonde girl, studious, study, diligence, application, work, activity, occupation, hobby, trade, employment, observation, reflection, consideration, meditation, contemplation.
Liking, soft spot, inclination, slope, tendency, attraction, taste, passion, affection, attachment, friendship, heart, longing, desire, engagement, seduction, invitation, approval, flattery, cajolery, cuddling, fawning, adulation, praise, eulogy, courtier, sycophant, to coax, to tempt, to entice, siren-song.