Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Key meanings (Upright): Lots of options, choices, multiple possibilities, opportunities, picking and choosing, decisions, procrastination, dreaming, fantasy, illusion, wishful thinking, imagination, hallucinations, meditation

Key meanings (Reversed): Reality, clarity, sobriety, poor choices, lack of choice, opportunities or options, lack of spiritual growth, feeling trapped, avoiding issues, decisiveness, reality check, missed opportunities, focusing on the superficial/materialistic

Seven of Cups tarot card description

The meaning of the Seven of Cups tarot card in the tarot world is having multiple choices in life. However, these choices are not obvious and available only for a limited period of time. Hence, you must be quick and wise with them. The Seven of Cups card has on display a man standing overlooking seven cups. Some of these Cups are filled with various kinds of gifts, such as jewels or a wreath of victory. And on the other hand, there are other cups that hold curses, such as the snake or dragon. Besides, the Cups are surrounded by clouds.

The clouds and the cups on the Seven of Cups tarot card symbolise a person's dreams, wishes and desires. The Seven of Cups Tarot card meaning is that one should always be careful of what they wish as not everything is as rosy as it looks. The tarot card depicts that everyone in life needs to make some choices. But only a few tend to choose what is right for them, while others go for the glimmer of illusion and allure that usually surrounds us.

Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups tarot card narrates the materialistic tendencies of the current world. Although the card says that the person in question is going to have a lot of choices ahead of him, but it also warns people against making personal choices that are driven by the lust or desire to have what others have. The card teaches people to be content with what they have got and only look out for what they need. The Seven of Cups foretells the tarot reader that there is no end to desires, which are ultimately the cause of our sorrow. So only when you contain the unneeded desires, only then will you be able to overcome sorrows.

Seven of Cups (Upright)
Upright Seven of Cups tarot card meaning
Seven of Cups

When the tarot reader pulls out the upright Seven of Cups card for you, know that you have many opportunities and choices to choose from ahead of you. However, the Tarot must also warn you that these choices are not free of illusion and unrealistic ideals. So though an opportunity may sound appealing in terms of money, power, and fame but it could completely stand parallel to your imagination once you get a grab of it. Thus the best option is to evaluate all the opportunities well and discover what is involved with each choice before pining one for yourself.

The Seven of Cups card in the upright position is also a sign of the wishful thinking of the human. It means that you often think about doing something but hardly take appropriate actions to make it happen. For example, we always dream of a fitter body, but when the time comes (or say, the morning comes), we tend to snooze off the alarm. Similarly, most of us say to ourselves that we need to study but hardly take the effort to do the same. Hence, if you spend most of your time wishing, then the card is a sign that it’s time to choose just one thing and make it practically happen. You need to work your ideas on ground reality to analyse whether they look as good as they are in your mind or even practical.

If you pull the upright Seven of Cups tarot card, know that it's time to focus on one thing and work on it to reach your goals. The constant hustle brings rewards, which is the ultimate meaning of the card. As the card is about unlimited opportunities, you need to learn to limit those as there is no point in trying to do everything at once. The Minor Arcana card indicates that you need to realistically look at where you are.

Love and Relationship (Upright)

If you have understood the meaning of the Upright Seven of Cups tarot card, then understanding the card's meaning in love context is quite simple. In the love context too, the Seven of Cups means that you have a lot of options to choose from, especially if you are single. However, if you are in a relationship, the card is a sign that an old fling might soon pop back into your life, thus giving you double thoughts about your current relationship. The spawning back of the old love is never the best thing for your current relationship, especially if you are not over your ex.

On the other hand, the upright Seven of Cups tarot card, again, speaks of the wishful thinking of the human. The card illustrates that you are too busy fantasizing about what you wish your relationship was instead of just facing the reality of it. If such wishful thinking has occupied your mind, the chances of you splitting up your current relationship at the first sign of attention from someone else are fairly more. If going through this phase, it is in your best interest to explore the things you haven't done in your relationship till now to bring back the initial “butterflies in the stomach” phase. All in all, the card further warns the natives to not pound on the first choice or opportunity they see in love but rather make an informed choice for themselves.

Finance (Upright)

In the financial context, the upright Seven of Cups means that in the coming days, you will have multiple opportunities to make money. It is also a sign that money might come to you from different sources. Yet, as the nature of the card indicates, one should always make sure to inspect any investment opportunities thoroughly and look for consultation in order to make a wise choice.

Also, the card is a signal that you might want to consider investing in your future. This way, you will have one less thing to worry about as you grow old. The Seven of Cups is not just about opportunities to earn but also how you spend. There are always some choices available when it comes to spending money, but not all of them are considerable. The card thus wants you to relook at your spending to save yourself from any future cash crunch.

Career (Upright)

Like everything else, the Seven of Cups in the upright position means that you are in a position to find new opportunities in terms of a job or even business. The new opportunities, however, might scare you a bit as you may not be sure about them. Again, though you need to think of the possibilities coming your way to make a wise choice but it is in your best interest to not spend all your time mulling about them and forgetting to take practical steps to make your dreams a reality.

Also, one should make sure to not commit to an opportunity just by seeing the glimmer of it. For anyone who pulls out the Seven of Cups in the upright position, know that it is a chance to make the changes in your career that you have always been wanting to. Don't like your job? Maybe find another one. Don't like the overall concept of job? Maybe start a business. Things will certainly fall in place for you.

Health (Upright)

In a health context, the Seven of Cups Tarot card means that you are too busy taking the high road and thus screwing with your health. The burden in leaving you run down and susceptible to illness or injury. The card suggests that you try to reduce your workload and invest in leisure activities. The card might also be warning you about the hallucinations associated with mental health problems.

Moreover, this card from the Suit of Cups also tells you to instantly close all your running tabs of plans pertaining to your health and begin with new things. Make new goals to have healthy well-being, consider the best possible method to improve your health, and take advice from all possible people but leave the life you had been living all this while. Especially, for people who have been under ongoing treatment, make yourself available for relaxation and me-time.

Seven of Cups (Reversed)
Reversed Seven of Cups tarot card meaning
Seven of Cups

The reversed Seven of Cups has a positive meaning associated with it. The card narrates that the native is done with living in a fantasy world and is likely to see reality much more clearly. Here, the card means that from now on, you may work decisively to fulfil your dreams and be on the correct path, which you might have been confused about earlier. You being able to make clear choices in life is due to limited choices at your redressal. The Minor Arcana appears when reversed in your Tarot, you may feel restricted or trapped in limited choices.

This, however, will make sure you are quick at making decisions for yourself. You may come up with your own criteria to help you make decisions in alignment with your inner being. When the reversed Seven of Cups appears for you with ideas and opportunities in the kitty, take time to reflect on what you want in the long term before making a choice for yourself. At times, all these opportunities will look luring, but they all might not serve your purpose. So you need to assess each and every one of them based on your priorities.

Sometimes, the reversed Seven of Cups can also mean that despite having limited choices, you still are having a tough time choosing one. For example, we often have a choice of taking a job or starting a startup. But most of us tend to be confused between the two. In such a situation, you not only need to weigh your decision based on your priorities but also reduce your options and focus on what is important to you. Make your choice and move forward with it instead of just hanging around with options.

Love and Relationship (Reversed)

In a love Tarot reading, if the Seven of Cups appear in the reversed position, it is a sign that the carefree face of your relationship is history, and you are now starting to think about where your relationship is going, and what you want from it. The clarity is much needed to take stock of things that might be disrupting your relationship lately. You don't want to keep things unresolved between you two, and this card will make sure things in love don't go haywire for you.

If the one who pulls out the reversed Seven of Cup is single, then the card is a signal that you are certainly at a crossroads, not able to find the perfect partner for yourself. Tarot readers say that the possibility of romance in your life is limited by your rigidity and unrealistic notion of a perfect partner that certainly doesn't exist. So if you really want to get mingle or simply get to know people better, you will have to loosen up and date people you might not normally date. The card is a signal that it's time for you to try what you simply wouldn't, as it will be worth it.

Finance (Reversed)

In a financial context, you are expected to have a good stock of cash to ensure a decent life for yourself in the coming days. Also, the card is a sign that there will be fewer things to spend on, and thus you may even consider saving up for yourself. All in all, the reversed Seven of Cups is sending you an opportunity to better understand your finances and consider investing more than spending— the only reason why the card is limiting your choices.

Also, while you get the Seven of Cups (reversed) in your tarot card reading, make sure you make the best use of time as well as your money. This reverse card from the Minor Arcana deck signals a highly favorable time and lets you look forward to the best opportunities possible. In the days coming, you must prepare yourself to do great things, financially and focus on money building and accumulation in the most appropriate manner.

Career (Reversed)

The Seven of Cups in the reversed position pokes a known feeling of stagnancy in our career within us. The card is a sign that in the coming time, the opportunities for progress and advancement in your career are restricted. So, change may be difficult in the coming days. Also, you need to be more vigilant or you will end up missing out on opportunities coming your way. All in all, when it comes to your career, don't dwell on what you have missed but instead take proactive steps to create opportunities for yourself now.

The Seven of Cups (reversed) in a career signals an auspicious time for a good time to happen soon. If you have been constantly putting in the effort, you would see progressive results in your way soon. Make sure you don’t lose hope or feel like hurdles are pushing you down. If someone suggests you work on some of your skills, make sure you take that as optimistic advice and feel no grude around it.

Health (Reversed)

When it comes to one's health and well-being, the reversed Seven of Cups means that the native has been neglecting his health lately and making poor lifestyle choices, which are having a negative effect on his health. The negative indulgences include smoking, drinking, etc. The card is a sign that you might want to take back control of your life before you have to shell out your respect and money to get back in shape.

The card means limited choices and here, it is limiting the option of fun for the native. Alternatively, if you are not into the aforementioned habits but still experiencing lethargy, it is a sign that you might be overdoing your health and fitness regime. It is great to look after your health but give yourself a break from time to time. It’s important to allow yourself time to relax.

Seven of Cups: One card Pull

One card pull is done when you want to have straight to the point and quick answers. It is for the time when you wish to know specific answers in the form of Yes or No. So, if you are going through any tough situation or are stuck in a dilemma, getting a one-card pull is always helpful. Post shuffling the card, you can choose one from the deck. Depending on your question, you shall get the answer to the question. The results for one card pull in the Seven of Cups is:

Upright Position: If you get the pulled card in the upright position, it indicates Yes as an answer.

Reversed Position: If you get the pulled card in the reversed position, it indicates No as an answer.

Seven of Cups Card for Timing

The tarot card for timing answers what something will occur in your life. When you pull a tarot card for an event, you shall know the approximate timing of that particular incident to happen. By getting the Seven of Cups card, you would know the hidden timing of the event that would occur. It shall not tell you when that particular thing would happen. However, it would illustrate to you that there would be some opportunity in your way, which shall come to you unexpectedly. Moreover, it shall signal that things are still hidden and will be revealed soon. Thus, you must have faith in the Universe and the positive energies around you.

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