Tarot Card Meanings

Seven of Cups

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UPRIGHT : Choices, Opportunities, Imagination, Decisions


The Seven of Cups card shows a man looking at seven cups which are filled with seven different gifts and he has a confused look on his face. All these gifts are not pleasant, rather they are more of a curse. The gifts in the cups symbolize our wishes, but we need to be careful about what we are wishing as everything in the world comes with their own positive and negative aspects. You need to remember that everything that shines is not gold, so be careful of the things that these gifts bring to your life as everything might not work in your favor. The card suggests wishful thinking and making the right choices so look ahead of the illusion and focus on the reality.

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In Tarot, the Seven of Cups marks variety, chaos, self-indulgence and wishful thinking. Getting a Seven of Cups in your reading might mean that now you need to make decisions and think practically about how far you can push yourself as all your plans may not be reasonable. You are constantly planning but you fail to bring your ideas to fruition. You want to do everything and achieve all the things that you have wished for but you duck out when it’s time to actually work to turn them into reality. The card advises you to try and do one thing at a time.


Getting an Upright Seven of Cups in your reading is a clear sign that you need to get your life in order and carefully assess your choices. You need to think creatively and for that it is important to stop running haywire and just relax and think about what are the things in life that matter the most. When the Seven of Cups is Upright, you are bombarded with various opportunities but you need to gauge all the choices as it's not worth asking for something you cannot work for. If you want to achieve something in life, you will have to work hard for it since everything has a price and nothing comes easy.


The Seven of Cups is a card of options and choices, which causes confusion and delay when it is reversed. You may feel that all your options are closing and you are stuck in an unwanted situation. It is time that you need to align your wishes with your personal values and stop feeling overwhelmed with the current situation. The shiny gifts in the cups symbolize that you are being lured by the shiny opportunities coming your way but you need to understand that it might just be an illusion and the reality is different from what appears to be.


The card of choices and options is bringing new opportunities in your love life. If you are single, you will have many people showing interest in you and a new romantic relationship may soon begin. The confusion that comes with choices will affect your present relationships and you may find yourself doubting your relationship. You need to understand that every relationship has its own baggage and it needs a lot of hard work to form a strong relationship and keep it for life.

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