Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning
The Three of Cups is a card that celebrates the bonds between people. It signifies close friendships, familial ties, and romantic relationships.
In traditional tarot this card depicts three women each holding a golden cup above their heads in a toast.
This card is a celebration of the relationships we maintain with the people in our lives.
It tells us to take chances and throw as much caution to the wind as we can afford.
The good time are rolling and you are at their epicenter.
The Upright Three of Cups Meaning
The meaning of the Three of Cups changes depending on which position it sits in for your reading.
- If it appears in the past position it is pointing to a time where you had a close bond with a group of people. Perhaps it’s still a bond you share currently, or perhaps it is not, but it is a significant starting point in determining the meanings of the other cards in your spread.
- In a current position the Three of Cups means that you are in a place in your life where you can really let your hair down. The Three of Cups is at its core a celebratory card. In this position it is saying that you’re in such a good place emotionally and are surrounded by so much love and support. If you’re feeling rather alone at the moment, surrounding yourself with friends and family is the best remedy.
- The Three of Cups in your future position is a good sign that an abundance of love and creativity await you. The good times are coming, even if it may not feel like it currently.
Work and the Three of Cups
In a spread focused on your career the Three of Cups is a sign that a new business partnership may soon present itself.
Now is a fantastic time for you to be forming new bonds with those who could help you move higher up in your chosen career.
Love and the Three of Cups
When it comes to you love life, the Three of Cups is cheering you on.
If you’re single it’s a good indication that you will find new love soon with someone who will instantly feel like the right fit.
If you are already attached the Three of Cups says that it’s time to celebrate your love.
You and your partner have an easy flow of communication and you’re both on the same page in your relationship.
The Three of Cups and Finances
The Three of Cups appearing in your finance oriented spread means that you are free to spend as you see fit, so long as you have the funds.
Don’t leave yourself in a monetary hole, but feel free to spend frivolously as you see fit.
Meaning of the Three of Cups in Health
While the Three of Cups is all about celebration, you’ll want to make sure you keep things in moderation, lest you want your health to wane.
Be good to yourself, enjoy the mental and emotional wellness in your life, but keep your physical body in good spirits as well. Be careful not to overindulge.
The Three of Cups in Reversed Position
In a reversed position the Three of Cups is telling you to consider your relationships and emotional responses to others.
If you’re feeling emotionally stunted or a block in your creativity, it’s common for this card to appear in this position.
It is telling you that it’s important at this time to move past dwelling on the thing you might not have in your life and to instead find things in your life you are grateful to have.
It’s equally as important to keep yourself from isolating from your loved ones. Now is the time where you need them the most.
Three of Cups Combinations
When the Three of Cups appears as the focal point of a reading with many other cards of the Cup suit in tow you can expect to make a deep and meaningful connection with some new, either in a platonic or romantic way.
The Three of Cups is closely related to both The Empress and Death in the Major Arcana.
Where The Empress highlights the satisfaction of being included in a close-knit group, Death says that the group has the power to change who you are as a person.
It will be up to you to decide if that change is for the better or for worse.
If the Three of Cups is surrounded by an abundance of Wand cards it means that now is the time to tap into your creativity.
With this combination it becomes apparent that you are capable of seeing your ideas come to fruition.