Sometimes the Ace of Cups is telling you to hold something back in your connection with someone. It's temping to give 100% when you feel so tapped in to someone's energy, but firm foundations must be laid before anything can really be built. Take things one day at a time and avoid ultimate disappointment by always placing your needs into perspective and never losing sight of how important you really are. The origins of romantic love and intense friendship can be overwhelming and it's easy to get lost inside the wonderful feelings you're experiencing. You may come to realise that you're giving more than you're ultimately getting, and it's at that point that you'll need to decide how to proceed.
In creative projects and matters of ambition, expectations can be high. If we refuse to be realistic about what's possible, we may struggle to cope with setbacks and adopt a victimhood mentality if things don't go our way. The Ace of Cups gently reminds us to take one day at a time. Enjoy the flowing of ideas but maintain a grip on what is within your control whilst graciously showing patience in the face of whatever is taking time to achieve. Sometimes passion is best fuelled by perspective. Expecting too much of yourself or others may lead to unnecessary pain.
Take a look at where you're placing your energy. Are you focusing too much on the long-term goals without paying attention to the daily grind? The Ace of Cups often symbolises the very beginning of something. Aces represent the time before the fine details have been established, when everything is still new and when potential has not yet unfolded into a concrete set of circumstances. Waiting it out can be difficult when you want something so much, but the advice from the Ace is often about not being too certain of what's around the corner. Some things work out and some things don't. Try not to be so hasty in the beginning. Life has a way of giving you exactly what you need, whether or not it's what you actually want.