Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning Keywords

UPRIGHT: Celebration, Party, Supportive Friends, baby shower, uniting with others

REVERSED: Hardcore reckless partying, Lack of social life, cancelled party

  • Element: Water
  • Kabbalistic Sefirot: Binah
  • Meaning of the Kabbalistic Sefirot: Understanding
  • Astrological Influence: Mercury in Cancer
  • Yes/No key interpretations: Yes
  • Stones: Star Sapphire, Pearl

Three of Cups is the third card in the watery suit of cups in Minor Arcana. Three is the number of creativity, harmony, social interaction and optimism. This is a happy card of celebrations and friendship.

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Three of Cups Symbolic Meaning

Three girls in colorful attires are dancing cheerfully holding cups in their hands. They are standing in a garden filled with fruits and flowers and also wearing floral bands on their heads. The Garden symbolizes freshness, harmony, and peace. It shows growth, fertility, and love. The harvest shows the fruit of hard work. There is a clear blue sky in the background that depicts wisdom and clarity of ideas. The red color of the dress shows passion and love, white symbolizes purity, innocence, and peace, and orange displays enthusiasm and happiness. The flowers on the heads of the women are signs of love and happiness. The goblets in their hands that they are raising as toast show their happy emotions. They are dancing in joy and having a good time.

Astrology and the Three of Cups

The three of Cups tarot card rules the second decan of cancer that begins on 2nd July and ends on 11th July. This is the planet of communication, linear thinking, travel, trade, rationality, and reasoning called Mercury is an emotional, intuitive, imaginative, and compassionate sign of cancer. The prudence of Mercury and creativity of Cancer combined create a joyful and harmonious atmosphere and also abundance and plenty.

Three of Cups and Kabbalah

In Kabbalah, all the threes belong to the Sefirot of Binah that means Understanding. The three of cups belong to Binah in Briah which is the world of creation on the tree of life.

Three of Cups as a Person (Upright)

The Three of Cups depicts people who are creative, friendly, and charismatic. It signifies the people who like to have a good time with friends and like to share the joys of their success with others. These people love to mingle and socialize. They like to provide emotional support to their friends. They are happy, joyful, and cheerful people who like to party.  It might also show people who work in the entertainment industry. On a negative note, they can sometimes be gossipy and attention-seeking.

Three of Cups Tarot Card in General Reading (Upright)

This is a happy card that shows celebration, achievement, gathering, party, baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, promotion, or any happy event that can be celebrated with people. This card shows that you have recently achieved or are about to achieve something that deserves a celebration with your loved ones. In my reading, this card sometimes appears to show the support of girl pals or sisters in a person’s life.

Three of Wands Tarot Card in a Daily reading (Upright)

When this card appears in a daily reading, it shows that today is a day to socialize and have some fun and leisure time with friends and family. You might have to attend some gathering or event today. Get ready to have some fun.

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