A woman wearing a red hooded cloak with a white scarf (it reminds me of a nun's outfit) holds up a linen cloth for display. Embroidered on the cloth are seven cups, each containing a different motif - a classical bust, a small grey statue holding a wand and sphere, a snake, a house, gold jewels, and a laurel wreath.
In front of the cloth, looking at the displayed cloth, are six small angels, three in each corner. In the left corner, they seem to be checking a white scroll. On the right side they are conferring with a red book.
The woman seems to be looking down at the angels and her face is calm.
There's something about this card that suggests to me the idea of holding up one's aspirations for spiritual review - all of these visions... fame, wealth, lasting legacy, riches.. have been stitched into this woman's fabric, and is being shown to the angels who are checking them against their scroll and book - how do they align with her spiritual purpose?
She's cloaked in red - these visions represent her desires and where she applies her energy and passion. But are they what she's meant to do or do they distract her from the actual canvas of her life? That's the spiritual question being asked here.
And because this is a cups card, it's tied into the feelings that are generated by these visions, and by the spiritual scrutiny and examination shown here. I would think the emotions here would be anticipation, excitement, fear, guilt when they don't mesh well with one's purpose, nervousness...
There's something here that makes me want to put words into the angels' mouth... 'nice stitching, we can see you put a lot of effort into representing what it is you want from your life... but what effort did you put in after you put the needle down and got to work on these goals? Which ones do you want badly enough to go make it happen?'
The whole thing is rather cluttered.. it's just not possible to have all of these, is it? Perhaps she'd have done better to spend some time on one or two rather than all at once.