Tarot Card meaning for the Seven of Cups

In the Seven of Cups, we see a dark figure looking at a variety of cups with different contents. Even though this deck was created more than 100 years ago, it can still apply to modern life - we are constantly bombarded by things to see, buy, do and be, and we are never sure if we are making the right choice.

The Seven of Cups as a day card

Today, this card shows us there is an array of choices and possibilities out there for us to think about and decide on. How do we feel about all these options, depicted as all these different cups? Do they make us feel excited about our options, or does it feel overwhelming to make a decision where there is no clear right path? What do these cups stand for in your life?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

This card could hint at indecisiveness or overwhelm. The figure in this Tarot card is in the dark and that might be how we are feeling at this point in time. It is important to look at which cup stands out most for us. We can then question why and what that particular cup could represent in our lives.

How this card could present itself in real life

The Seven of Cups, could represent an extensive to do list or someone worrying about tomorrow. When I have allot of tasks on my to do list part of me feels overwhelmed and not sure where to start another part is excited about the things to do. We have more control that we think in this card as we can prioritize the cups and look for the higher goal to achieving a number of tasks and how achieving these tasks would make us feel.

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

In the Celtic Dragon Tarot this card has an element of adventure to it. We see a young man walking up to a display of cups filled with different ‘treasures’. He seems ready for the adventures to come irrespective of which cup he will take.

In the Osho Zen deck the card is called projections and shows us that we can see what our minds want us to see. This is similar to the Rider Waite deck, were we can pick the cups that we would like to focus on.

In the Crowley Tarot this card is more negative as it indicates that the water has stopped flowing and we are starting to get in a less than ideal situation. This could be translated to the idea behind this card that we are working with illusions and if we start to belief them we might lose what is truly important in reality.

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