Seven of Cups Tarot Card, in its core, represents having many choices to make, wishing for the perfect cup, and dealing with illusions. This card is associated with the Water element, representing the Zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, and its season is Summer.
Seven of Cups, being the fifth card of the Cups Suit, carries all the qualities of number seven, which in a psychic reading would be translated to: changing course, discipline, patience, work ethic, struggle, asking for trust and commitment, thinking long term, faith, reflection, understanding, wisdom.
Table of Contents
- 1 Seven of Cups Meaning
- 2 Seven of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
- 3 Seven of Cups – Love and Relationships
- 4 Seven of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
- 5 Seven of Cups – Timing
- 6 Seven of Cups – The Message Answer
- 7 Seven of Cups – Cards Combinations
Seven of Cups Meaning
When drawing tarot cards, usually they are put in a vertical setting, spread on a timeline of the past, present, and future. In this kind of drawing, the Seven of Cups may come up straight, as well as reversed. Some psychic readers do like to read reversed tarot cards. Some don’t. Either way, the other tarot cards in the drawing will make up for the way the psychic readers conduct their readings because a Tarot Card deck is connected to the energy of the psychic reader, so it ‘talks’ to them.
Merging the qualities of number “Seven” and the qualities of the “Cups Suit,” the Seven of Cups card would represent:
|Making wishes||Living in a fantasy|
|Illusions, getting played||Daydreaming, procrastinating|
|Lacking commitment and focus||Building castles in the air|
|Considering many options or choices||Different possibilities|
|Overindulging||Letting things go|
|Being disorganized and lazy|
In a reverse position, the Seven of Cups would mean precisely the opposite of its core qualities, bringing in the drawing:
|Facing reality||Focusing on material things|
|Lacking choices or options||Having a clear understanding|
|Making a decision||Missing opportunities|
|Making poor choices||Avoiding real issues|
There are also spreads where the tarot cards pulled are placed on vertical as well as horizontal positions. If the Seven of Cups would sit in a horizontal position, it advises you to look at the opportunities on your hands and get clarity.
You may be confused or lacking clarity upon the choices you can make and the opportunities that are manipulated for you to fall into a trap. This is a card of illusions, meaning that the reality is not what it seems when you are being manipulated into thinking the choice is on your hands to make, or you are offered a full cup, but instead, the cup is empty. This can be the case of a business opportunity or a lover that claims to offer you the world but has no intention to go the long run with you.
Seven of Cups – One card pull [Yes or No]
One Card Readings are usually done when you need a fast, straight to the point answer, you wish not to see the future events or the past events, you just need a specific answer on the question, for a present situation that is bothering you. You shuffle the cards, then choose only One Card, or you read the One Card that falls out while you are shuffling. Whichever method you use to pull the card, listed below are some of the questions and answers you may get when you pull the Seven of Cups.
Yes or No Answer
Upright Position: If you pull the card in an upright position, it means Yes.
Reversed Position: If you pull the card in a reversed position, it means No
Seven of Cups – Love and Relationships
The Seven of Cups would signify that your relationship may be on slippery ground. This could be the case when you or your partner are reflecting on your relationship, whether it is worth it or not. It may also indicate that you are in an open relationship, or one of you is seeing someone else outside the relationship.
On the other hand, it can signify that there are big decisions ahead, like whether or not to get married, have children, buy a house, move places, etc. There may also be the issue when you feel played or manipulated by your partner, as they seem to be selling you a lie for the truth.
How someone sees you or feels about you?
The answer would be they see you as someone who is playing around and who is entertaining many other choices. Sometimes they may feel like you don’t think for two, but you act self-centered, and you make decisions for the partner and the relationship based on your interests. They may also see you as someone who is manipulative and strategizes the way you behave in the relationship, depending on what you need from your partner at that moment.
Just starting dating?
If you have started dating this new person, the Seven of Cups may indicate that they see you as someone who can not decide whether you want to strengthen the relationship, commit to it, or if you’re going to move in a different direction. They feel you have not made up your mind what this relationship is for you and what you expect out of it.
You may be playing too many games for them to figure out the true you, which may result in the other person choosing to break up and look for someone who is committed and does not play games with serious matters.
What not to do?
In terms of what not to do, it would advise you to be more in the present. The past is in the past for a reason. Most of the time, people or situations are not meant to last forever, rather they are intended to teach us some lessons and be gone. You should learn how to enjoy the present and appreciate your partner more.
Maybe you have childhood trauma that has not yet healed, and you project the pain upon your partner who has not had anything to do with it. You can communicate with them and find a way to grow through this together.
Reverse Position (Love and Relationships)
If you pull the Seven of Cups, reversed, indicates that you have both made clear the boundaries in your relationship and you have decided what you want out of your relationship be it fun times for as long as it lasts, a relationship without strings attached, an open relationship or a serious one that may lead to commitment at a later moment. It may also indicate that you have the truth you have been seeking, and now you know where you stand with your partner. The fog has lifted, and you can see your partner for who they are.
Seven of Cups – Finance, Business and Career
In business and career, the Seven of Cups is a good omen that indicates you have many business opportunities ahead of you, or maybe different companies are asking to hire you. It is on your hands which one you choose or how much you want to get paid. On the other hand, it can also signify that you are currently working at a particular job or a specific career path. Still, you are considering changing jobs or careers, and you are getting educated on which way is best for you to take. Regarding finances, it can indicate that you will create multiply streams of income.
What not to do?
The Seven of Cups would advise you to be careful about the deals you are accepting. You may feel pushed by others or circumstances to make a particular choice, but you have other possibilities as well. So, don’t decide unless you have done your research, gathered all the information you need, and you can take an informed, well-thought decision which benefits you.
Do not fall for what your colleagues or business partners may try to sell you as the best deal you can get, because there may be better opportunities or you may have to make adjustments to the deal being offered. It also advises you to look for better opportunities because you can have it better for yourself.
Reverse Position (Business and Finance)
In this case, it could indicate that you have gained clarity on what you want your job to look like, or you have decided on which career you want to follow. In a worst-case scenario, it can also mean that you may lose your job, that you are missing opportunities by turning them down or ignoring them. You may feel like you cannot do any better than what you are doing, or you feel you cannot handle another job right now.
Seven of Cups – Timing
When will something happen answer?
If it is a question that involves around the timing of an event and you pull the Seven of Cups, this would mean that whatever you desire or wonder about will manifest slowly. Still, it will grow inflow, as a Water element indicates steady but assertive flowing movement.
How soon is that, it would be kind of complicated because it could mean Summertime, or that of a Zodiac Sign season Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. It would also be counted in months, or around the 7th, 16h, 25th of a month.
The way you want to interpret this is keeping in mind that whatever you are asking about is coming, slowly growing over time and becoming a steady flow of blessings. With the Cups Suit, the best way to go around figuring out the time, would always be to think at least one later, and it would go something like this: If it is already Spring, your best bet would be around Scorpio season.
Seven of Cups – The Message Answer
Sometimes, we don’t have a specific question. We just want to know how our day will look like, or how we should approach the day ahead. This reading is usually done in the morning, so you form an idea of what that day will bring you.
The Seven of Cups would foretell a day when you will be faced with different choices, and you will be asked to make a decision. You may also feel like you are trapped in an option that is not yours.
If you pull the Seven of Cups in reverse, it indicates a day when you may gain clarity and understanding over your real possibilities to grow and educate yourself, or you may refuse to look at other choices because you feel stuck or fear the future.
Seven of Cups – Cards Combinations
That’s why it is essential to have a look at how the Seven of Cups communicates with the other Tarot Cards. Taking into account, there are 78 Tarot Cards in a deck. We will have a look at how the Seven of Cups would be interpreted and affect the outcome of the reading in the light of Suits.
Interaction with the Cup Suits
The Cup Suits represent emotions, feelings, relationships, and contract-ships. This is a Suit associated with the Water element. If we were to draw the Seven of Cups along with the Cup Suits, this would indicate that you may be dating or meeting with different people. It can mean you are thinking about the choices you have to make, which one to be with, or if you are choosing any of them at all. You may as well be going as far as making a list of positive and negative aspects of these dates to figure out your decision.
Interaction with the Pentacles Suits
The Seven of Cups, along with another card of the Pentacles Suit, would foretell job opportunities and creating multiply streams of income. You may already be at a job you like, or at least you feel at peace, that you let go of other opportunities which may ask more of you, but will also pay you better in return.
Interaction with the Swords Suits
The Swords Suit, along with the Seven of Cups, is also an exciting drawing. The Swords Suit gets its share of being a negative suit. This spread would indicate that a turn of events for the worse has left you confused, experiencing a mental fog and lacking all the information or the truth you need to decide to move forward. It can also be as a result of learning some things that will make you rethink all the choices you have taken up till that moment.
Interaction with the Wands Suits
The Seven of Cups and the Wands Suit is a beautiful combination that foretells planned action. All the opportunities and possibilities are resting before you; all you have to do is make a choice which path to take. This does not necessarily mean it will be the right choice for you or with the best outcome, but you are taking your time to strategize your moves, educate yourself and make the best-informed decision you can.
Overall, the Seven of Cups, either by itself or pulled in a tarot card draw, is a card of having the possibility of making choices of your own and handling too many opportunities at once as well as being manipulated or daydreaming about events you wish to happen. Still, you have not taken steps to make them happen.