Today’s Card: Three of Cups
The 3 of Cups depicts three women sitting side by side, each holding a cup. They are sitting near a pond underneath the moon.
In some decks, the figures are standing in a circle holding their cups up, in celebration.
Minor Arcana – Cups:
The suit of Cups is associated with the element of Water and represents emotions and feelings.
The 3 of Cups is a card suggesting friendship, togetherness, and a celebration of some sort.
It’s a very social and uplifting card – the women depicted are sharing a moment, enjoying each others’ company. They are giving love and support to one another.
This card suggests a social celebration of some sort, such as a wedding, engagement, or birth of a child. As such, this card can often denote a major life event. It could also just suggest a period of high sociability – someone else’s wedding perhaps.
If this card appears and there are no social events coming up in your life, you are encouraged to create one yourself. Of course, it doesn’t have to be a big, elaborate celebration. It could be as simple as planning a girl’s night out. It’s also advising you to spend time with your loved ones – it doesn’t even have to be an actual outing or event. Any sort of get together with friends and family will do wonders for you right now!
They say that in Tarot, there are no “good” or “bad” cards – each card is meant to teach you something. But, of course, some cards have a more positive outlook than others. The 3 of Cups is generally regarded as a very positive card. It’s a celebration of love and friendship.
Of course, every card has both positive and negative aspects to it.
The 3 of Cups, then, could also be indicating that you are spending too much time celebrating with friends. Are you going out too much, perhaps? Are you using socialization as a tool to distract you from something else that you should be focused on right now?
It could also indicate that you are overly reliant on the opinions of other people. Do you spend too much time worrying about what others think of you? If so, the 3 of Cups suggests that you take a step back from that. Address your own insecurities or procrastination’s so that you can truly enjoy the friendships in your life.
Guidance for your Love Life
In a love reading, this card is a very positive omen!
If you are in a relationship, it suggests that you may be expecting some good news soon, such as an engagement or a pregnancy, that you will celebrate with your social circle.
Even if you’re not anticipating anything big coming up in your relationship, it’s still a good sign. Since this is a card of friendship, love, and togetherness, it can indicate that you and your partner have an underlying foundation of friendship and trust in your relationship.
In a newer relationship, the 3 of Cups can mean that you will soon be meeting your lovers friends and family. It’s also an indication that this relationship will likely last.
For those who are single, this card can mean a few different things. The 3 of Cups can indicate a reconciliation or re-connection of some sort. Perhaps someone from your past will be returning to your life – this isn’t always in a romantic way, but if you’re doing a ‘love life’ reading, that’s a big possibility.
If you’ve had a long period of loneliness, this card suggests that won’t be the case for much longer! It might indicate that you will have a number of love interests soon. You should clear your calendar because you might be having a lot of dates in the near future!
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