Tarot Tutorial: Three of Cups
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Tarot Tutorial: Three of Cups

May 04, 2024 by Pathforward
What is the meaning of the Three of Cups? Read on to find out...
What is the meaning of the Three of Cups? Read on to find out...

This high vibe card is all about the good times. Most variations of the Three of Cups shows three people dancing, celebrating, or generally having the time of their life. It definitely looks like they have something a little stronger than water in their cups! When the Three of Cups comes up in a reading there will be something to celebrate soon. So uncork the wine, call up your squad, and get ready to party!

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

The Three of Cups is a fun tarot card to get in a love reading. Not only is this a big yes for any questions you had about matters of the heart, it also means that fun times are on the way. If you don’t have a partner, your meet cute could happen anywhere there’s a festive atmosphere: a party, a festival, a club, a wedding. Speaking of weddings, if you are partnered, but haven’t tied the knot yet, wedding bells could be in your future. This card can also mean that there's a baby on the way, especially when paired with cards like the Empress in a reading.

The Three of Cups in a position representing you can also be telling you to lighten up a little when it comes to the search for true love. Instead of letting anxiety about being solo drive your decisions, devote your energy to things that spark joy. Yeah, we know that can be easier said than done. Enlist the aid of your besties to help keep things fun. The right one will come along as soon as you stop stressing. Alternatively, if you are enjoying your swinging single status, the Three of Cups promises that the party will keep going. Perhaps there’s a threesome or even a polyamorous relationship in your future.

When the Three of Cups is reversed, expect some drama. Typically, this may show up as a love triangle. You may even find out that you’ve been in one—as the other woman. Decide how you feel about this revelation and act accordingly. This could also indicate that excess partying (usually involving alcohol or other drugs) is putting a strain on your relationship. It’s time to be brutally honest about how bad this problem is, especially if a card like The Devil or Temperance reversed shows up in the spread. Look, everybody needs to cut loose every once in a while. Just make sure that it’s not out of control.

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

If you’ve been going through a rough patch, the Three of Cups is a great thing to get in a future reading. While the tough times might not be fully in the rear-view mirror, you are going to get a break to kick back and have a little fun soon. This card can also indicate physically going to some sort of joy -filled gathering. It could be a vacation or a day trip. But either way it will be someplace where you can really relax and let go of any stress surrounding you. There is a decent chance you’ll develop nurturing, new connections or strengthen old ones while you’re having fun.

The Three of Cups is also a card about community. So if you were about to take on something new or challenging, know that you’ve got a good group of people around you. They have your back, no matter what. If you’ve been ill for a while, the Three of Cups can also indicate that you’ll be making a good recovery and should be up and about very soon. Finally, there’s a vibe of abundance that traditionally goes along the Three of Cups. So don’t worry about not having enough (or being enough). You already have everything you need to succeed.

 When you see the Three of Cups appear reversed in a future reading, the Universe is letting you know the party is over. It’s time to face an issue you’ve been putting off. There is a strong temptation to give in to escapism right now, but that will only make things worse. Someone you thought was reliable will have nothing but excuses when you ask for help. Something that made you happy before suddenly gets associated with pain or sadness. All of these are pretty miserable situations, so get some objective guidance to help you through it if you need it.

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

This card’s lighthearted vibe might feel strange in a career reading, but the Three of Cups does bring positivity wherever it goes. You might have a reason to celebrate something work related soon, whether it’s getting a new job or successfully pulling off a project. Remember, this card has big extrovert energy. So the successes you may be celebrating might be done with a group. The Three of Cups can also indicate some tight teamwork that benefits everyone. Alternatively, this card could be pointing to starting a side hustle, one you do mostly for fun or for the love of it.

When the Three of Cups turns up reversed in a career reading, someone may be throwing you under the bus or putting all the blame on you for a group failure. Reversed, this is the card of frenemies, so watch your back. It’s also still the card of excess, so there’s a chance that someone may be drinking or otherwise slacking on the job, making things harder on everyone else. If you were hoping to turn a side gig into something bigger, the Three of Cups is letting you know that now is not the time to quit your day job.  


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