Tarot Tutorial: Seven of Cups
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Tarot Tutorial: Seven of Cups

March 14, 2024 by Pathforward
What is the meaning of The Seven of Cups? Read on to find out...
What is the meaning of The Seven of Cups? Read on to find out...

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately—like your mind is going a bazillion miles an hour but you still can’t think straight? That’s the vibe of the Seven of Cups. A lot of variations of this card show a person surrounded by seven cups, each one offering them a different thing. Some of those things could be great, others not so much. But they are all in front of the person right now, demanding some sort of decision to be made.

First, take a deep breath, bestie. Second, remember that the suit of Cups is the suit of emotion. Right now, your emotions may be swallowing you whole. Whatever the situation in front of you is, it’s not going to get resolved until you find a space to think clearly.

What is the Meaning of the Seven of Cups in a Love Reading?

You may have one or more very interesting prospects for love in front of you when the Seven of Cups turns up in a love reading. And hey, as long as everyone is on board with this situation, why not enjoy your time with all of them? But if poly relationships aren’t your thing, you need to be honest with yourself and your potential lovers. You may also find that your lover is the one who wants to explore more fluid relationship options. Here again, you need to be absolutely real with yourself about what you both want and need in a romantic relationship. Don’t say yes to things that you know won’t be fulfilling to you, and don’t say no to the things that resonate with who you are.

Alternatively, seeing the Seven of Cups in a love reading could mean that you are gaslighting yourself about the real nature of your relationship. Sure, you swear to both your mom and your bestie that things have never been better. But you might be more in love with the vision you have of your relationship than be in tune with the actual one you have. Ouch. Take a look at the surrounding cards and see if any of the rest of them are trying to give you a wake-up call. It doesn’t hurt to check in with someone objective to get their opinion too.

Expect an epiphany about your love life when the Seven of Cups turns up reversed in a love reading. This newfound knowledge might come after making a small, but survivable, mistake which gives you some much needed clarity. Not only will it be clear what the right thing to do is, it will also feel much easier to do it now. Go forth armed with your new sense of resolution and enjoy the peace of mind you deserve.

What is the Meaning of the Seven of Cups in a Future Reading?

So while this card sometimes gets a bad rep because of the big, overwhelming feelings that usually go along with it, there are situations where seeing the Seven of Cups in a future reading is a good thing. If you are a creative person or are heavily involved with creative pursuits, consider your blocks smashed. You’ll get tons of ideas for things to write/ draw/ create and will be on fire for all of them. May we suggest grabbing a journal or some other form of jotting down all those great ideas while your muse is feeling generous? You’ll appreciate it later when you hit a dry spell on ideas. The downside to all of this creative juice pumping though you? You guessed it—figuring out which one to work with first.

 Depending on the surrounding cards though, it’s very possible that the Seven of Cups can mean having a lot of choices in front of you and being confused about which way to go next. There’s a chance you’ll experience analysis paralysis before everything is said and done. As tempting as it might be to binge watch Gilmore Girls again instead of dealing with the issue, try not to. Most of the time, if you don’t make a decision, life tends to make one for you. And sure, you may luck out and have something that really works for you as the final outcome. But life is too short to just hope things will fall out in your favor. Make the time to do some objective thinking about the situation so that you can be the one deciding what your best life looks like.

When the Seven of Cups shows up reversed in a future reading, the way forward will be so clear, it may as well be marked off with a spotlight. You just need to take a deep breath and start walking. There may some temptation to stay stuck in that indecisive head space, especially there’s been any fear associated with making a final decision. You’ve got this though. Call in your squad for some morale support if you need it and do the thing.

What is the Meaning of the Seven of Cups in a Career Reading?

So if you were looking for a job, you may have several great offers on the table. Lucky you! If, however the Seven of Cups show up in a career reading in a spot that describes the work environment, that’s not so great. The upper brass may have no clue what they are doing, mismanaging things and spreading their focus too thin. Don’t expect any guidance from them, let alone any thought to nurturing your career goals. So why exactly are you there? If you can’t give yourself a satisfactory answer to that question, consider looking elsewhere.

Seeing the Seven of Cups in a career reading might also be a warning against either procrastination or being blind to a serious work situation. If you’re dealing with procrastination, then chances are really good you know exactly what it is you’re avoiding. Stop running from it, and just get it done. If you’ve been ignoring a work situation that’s been quietly festering in the background, that might be trickier to spot. Check the surrounding cards for clues, but once you know what you are dealing with, get on it. Whatever you do, don’t go back to pretending the problem doesn’t exist. That will not serve you in the long run.

When the Seven of Cups turns up reversed in a career reading, all the static surrounding a work issue will fade away. You also might get a moment of clarity regarding your career as a whole. This information will help you figure out your next steps on your career path, so don’t take it lightly. Sit with what you’ve learned for a moment and make a decision based on facts not feelings.


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