Seven of Cups Tarot Card

The Tarot Suit of Cups

The Tarot Suit of Cups is associated with the suit of Hearts in standard playing cards.

The cups depicted on tarot cards are usually, but not necessarily, in the style of ceremonial cups, chalices, or goblets. There are meanings associated with each of the suits in a tarot deck, as well as the more specific interpretations associated with each individual card and the yet more precise meanings of particular cards in particular locations within spreads.

The suit of cups is associated with the element of water. It is also associated with the season of autumn (or 'fall' in U.S. English), and with the direction West.

Cups concern emotions, love, romance, the wide range of emotions, mastery of emotions and feelings, and 'gut reactions' that call upon our intuitive as opposed to intellectual abilities and development.

The 'Sevens' in the tarot deck are associated with experimentation, courage, and risks. The nature of the risk may vary and can be positive or negative.

In the case of the 7 of Cups many Tarot Decks depict the theme of imagination and the notion that ones hopes may remain only daydreams without the specific actions necessary in order to manifest them.

The 7 of Cups Tarot Card invites the querent to consider where he or she is putting his or her efforts and commitment. It is possible to have many dreams and aspirations. It can be necessary to prioritise in order to manifest them.


Keywords and phrases for some of the possible interpretations of the 7 of Cups Tarot Card include:

  • Choices
  • Dreams (dreaming instead of doing)
  • Illusion
  • Imagination
  • Mystical tendencies
  • Uncertainty of direction and goals
  • Visualisation

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What about the Seven of Cups Reversed ?

Some interpretations of the meaning of the 7 of Cups reversed include:

  • Temptation
  • Decisions made about directions and goals, as opposed to 'uncertainty' in this respect (7 of Cups Upright)
  • Grounded down-to-earth focus on physical 'reality'

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