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. 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 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 sign 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 in 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 such 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 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 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.

Three of Cups Tarot Card in a Love Reading (Upright)

This card in a love reading might show an upcoming engagement, bridal or baby shower, wedding or any other party but sometimes this card represents the presence of a third person in the relationship. If you do not read reversal, then carefully look at the surrounding cards as it can be a card of infidelity but it will show its true potential of this meaning in a reversed position.  If you are single, it might just tell you that you are ready to mingle.

Three of Cups Tarot Card in a Career Reading (Upright)

When this card appears in a Career reading it shows that you’ll reap the rewards of your hard work. You might have a party at your workplace. This card shows the emotional support by the co-workers and having a harmonious relationship with them. It also symbolizes a creative project that you’ll successfully accomplish with the help of your team.

Three of Cups Tarot Card in a Health Reading (Upright)

This is a positive health card and shows health, vitality and happiness. This is a card of celebration of health and good times.

Three of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

When the Three of Cups Tarot Card is in a reversed position, the cups will be empty, the floral crowns will fell down and the joyous and love filled emotions will become bitter. In a reversed position, this card might indicate a desire to spend some time alone. It might also depict mean and selfish motives and friendships and emotional relationships based on lies. This card in a reversed position may also mean over indulgence in partying and a reckless behavior towards relationships. This card might also depict a delayed or cancelled celebration, party or event.

In a love reading, this card in a reversed position might indicate infidelity. This card shows disharmony and presence of a toxic third person. This card also might indicate a delayed or cancelled wedding, engagement or baby or bridal shower.

In a career reading this card shows selfish and mean attitude of the co-workers. This also shows a cancelled promotion and hard work not paying off as expected.

This is not a good health card as well. It might indicate that partying too much is not leaving good effects on health.

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