The Seven of Cups Tarot (7 of Cups)

What is the Seven of Cups Tarot

The Seven of Cups is a card that belongs to the third suit (Cups) of the fifty-six cards called Minor Arcana in a traditional seventy-eight tarot card deck. Used for both playing and divination, its suit element is water.

How is the Seven of Cups Depicted in the Tarot Card

A shadowy figure, probably a man, with his back turned towards us is standing with his arm half raised in front of seven cups that seem to float on puffy clouds.

From each cup emerges an unusual gift for him- a snake, a human head, a veiled figure, a tower, a laurel wreath, treasure, and a dragon.

Meaning of Seven of Cups in the Tarot Card

The 7 of cups Tarot represents a temptation for materialistic objects, over-imagination, wishful thinking, and fantasies. The clouds represent dreams, unfulfilled wishes, illusions, and mystery.

Each object coming out of the cups hold a different symbolic meaning- the snake is an embodiment of birth, renewal, wisdom, and knowledge; the human head represents an illusionist; the veiled figure symbolizes a need for guidance; the tower stands for aggression, power, and stability; the laurel wreath refers to victory or rise in status; the treasure signifies wealth and abundance; and the dragon illustrates supernatural powers.

The Seven of Cups As a Person (Significator)

It represents a person, who finds it difficult to control temptations, and imagines that everything is possible without any practical thinking. However, the energy and wittiness of the 7 of cups will motivate you to try the impossible.

As Feelings

Since the 7 of Cups suggests fantasies, you seem to be lost in romantic thoughts, imagining someone, who might not have a physical existence in reality, in love with you. Also too many choices, give you an authoritative feeling to have all.

As Action/Advice

In an attempt to fit in all the options in life, the seeker may end up creating a huge mess that would be hard to reverse. Turning absurd daydreams into reality doesn’t work in a practical world.

The Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

The Seven of Cups Tarot

Keywords: Ill time management, abrupt thinking, multiple choices, escapism, false hopes, fool’s paradise

Interpretation: The card in this position indicates that you are finding fun, excitement, and happiness in everything and trying to shut your eyes to the hardships and challenges lying ahead. It could be some fear that is making you overcome the reality and pushing you to a world of fantasies.

Try to draw a line between the real and unreal as you may lose a golden opportunity while lying ideal and daydreaming. Face disappointments, rejections, and failures, but don’t submit yourself to temporary pleasures without understanding the truth.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Light-hearted flirtation, hope for a romantic liaison, multiple admirers

Interpretation: If you are in a relationship, your fanciful thinking might make your partner feel insecure. Also, you may feel emotionally discontented as a result of your fairytale-like desires.

If you are single, the desperation to get romantically involved can compel you to take decisions in haste. Don’t commit unless you are completely sure.

Seven of Cups Tarot Reading in Other Conditions

Career and Work: There will be a host of opportunities knocking at your door to give your career a huge break. However, you have to select a profession that will resonate well with your personality rather put your finger in too many pies.

Finance and Business: Investment opportunities will be plenty, but you require a good financial guide to make money.

Health: Doing too many tasks at one will surely take a toll on your health. Learn to manage with less to avoid a major burnout.

The Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

The Seven of Cups Tarot Card Reversed

Keywords: An urge to stay distracted, a feeling of entrapment, confusion, lack of choices

Interpretation: In the upside-down position, the 7 of Cups’ reading indicates that you are feeling a bit hopeless due to fewer options. There will insecurity and fear in your life that will wear off your energy to fight back.

Don’t get bogged down with the sudden changes as you are creative enough to come out with solutions for your problems.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Romantic fantasies, casual dating

Interpretation: You cannot judge someone only by looks. Since you are in a mood for some sweet nothings and intimacy, your potential partner may take advantage of the situation. So be a bit realistic when finding a life partner.

Seven of Cups Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Conditions

Career and Work: As there is a little scope for growth at your workplace, you are feeling trapped and frustrated. You are recalling your past mistakes committed while choosing an unsuitable career.

Finance and Business: To gain good monetary benefits, you might be making the right decisions.

Health: Your poor lifestyle involving eating and drinking in excess can cause damage to your health. Always remember that there are better ways to reduce stress and relax through meditation and yoga.

The Seven of Cups in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: You might be repenting missing out on some excellent opportunities due to over-thinking. In fact, the past lessons might teach you to be more considerate while making a choice.

Present: When there are too many favorable choices, you feel like going for all without thinking about the consequences. Since this is not possible, you need to stay focused and take a strong decision.

Future: As there will be more chances to prove your mettle in the future, learn to rule out the less important ones so that you can reach your goals.

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