The Three of Cups Tarot (3 of Cups)

What is the Three of Cups Tarot

The Three 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 Three of Cups Depicted in the Tarot Card

Below a clear blue sky, three young women wearing beautiful robes dance merrily in a circle holding a cup each. Their arms are raised high over the heads of each as if to celebrate an occasion. The woman in the center dances with her back turned while the other two are at the sides in the opposite direction, smiling. Their heads are decked with wreaths.

The ground on which they stand is filled with foliage, fruits, and vegetation.

Meaning of Three of Cups in the Tarot Card

The 3 of Cups tarot is a representation of achievement, celebration, and merrymaking. The three women embody friendship, frolic, and emotional connection. The wreaths are symbolic of purity, peace, victory, and accomplishment.

The fruits and foliage signify happiness, beauty, kindness, growth, and abundance.

The Three of Cups as a Person (Significator)

The 3 of Cups symbolizes someone who is fun-loving and affectionate, having a penchant for parties, social gatherings, making new friends, and going on vacations.

Coming across such a person would be an enriching experience as you would be infused with a new energy, feeling happy and contented like never before.

As Feelings

It sums up joy, excitement, and adoration. You will always be in a mood to celebrate, overlooking the tensions and obstacles in your way.

As Action/Advice

All play and no work makes Jack a casual boy. You need to understand that life is not only about having fun and enjoyment. It makes more sense when you relax and enjoy after accomplishing a task.

The Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Upright

Keywords: Revelry, creativity, friendship, socialization, entertainment, harmony

Interpretation: In this position, it indicates that you help everyone around and make new friends. Due to your amicable nature, you too get help from others. Also, you miss no occasion or event where family and friends are involved since you believe in enjoying life to the fullest.

The card teaches you to let go of the hassles and problems by making the most with closed ones. In fact, it reflects a positive phase where stress and anxiety take a backseat.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Reunion, proposals, wedding, baby shower

Interpretation: If you are committed, expect some happy times ahead with your partner. Plan a romantic vacation to spend more quality time with each other.

If you are single, your former lover may come back into your life and rekindle the relationship. It can also mean a queue of suitors waiting to woo you.

Three of Cups Tarot Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: You will hear some good news at work such as promotion, the launch of your project, or appreciation from the boss. Your working environment will be pleasant sans any interference from anyone.

Finance and Business: Attachment to wealth is not a healthy practice, especially when the money flow is constant. Your needs are met with whatever you have. Therefore, try to curb your greed and work harder.

Health: You can regain your vitality and strength by exercising more along with some meditation. Chart out a plan to give your health a boost.

The Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning: Reversed

Keywords: Creative block, interference, gossips, backbiting, social withdrawal

Interpretation: In the upside-down position, the 3 of Cups reading is just the opposite, meaning that your social circle is becoming smaller day by day, adding boredom to your life. All of a sudden, you feel isolated from your group of friends as some are busy spreading rumors.

Overindulgence is never good even if it involves friendships and networking. Be careful who you trust wholeheartedly before divulging anything personal or informational.

In Love and Relationship Reading

Keywords: Short-term relationship, deceit, cancellation of a wedding/engagement

Interpretation: If you are in a relationship, you may find your partner cheating on you by going around with someone in your social group. Stay away from intoxicated people to secure your relationship.

As for singles, a new relationship apparently going strong can fizzle out soon.   

Three of Cups Tarot Reversed Reading in Other Situations

Career and Work: At your workplace, your team of colleagues could be playing dirty politics by tarnishing your image to the superiors. Be professional while handling work without getting involved in gossiping.

Finance and Business: Excessive expenditure could strap you off your cash and property. Try to use your money economically by saving and investment rather than spending on unnecessary items.

Health: Late night parties, overeating, and excessive drinking can take a toll on your health. Simplify your daily routine by following a moderate diet.

The Three of Cups in Different Positions in a Tarot Spread

Past: It recounts the good times you spent with your close buddies. The bond may have strengthened with time or broken off due to some misunderstanding. However, it has taught an important lesson in life

Present: In this position, the card indicates you to relax as the period marks quality time with friends and family. You are feeling emotionally fulfilled due to the love and support around.

Future: Although you might be feeling too energetic now, the 3 of Cups signify good times ahead where there will be an abundance of love, creative engagements, and celebrations.

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