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Seven of Cups

Updated: Feb 19

In Seven of Cups, we see the shadow side of a man and seven cups filled with different things in front of him. Is he making a choice? There are so many messages that Seven of Cups tries to convey. Let us understand these.

Seven of Cups Tarot

Seven of Cups Meaning - General

Quite literally, the Seven of Cups means options or choices – probably more than is needed. Like they say, too many cooks spoil the broth – too many options lead to confusion on the path to take.

This card shows indecisiveness. The seven cups have different things. This is comparing apples to oranges. Also, some cards have snakes and dragons, representing the darker side of life choices, while others have flowers, wreaths and castles representing the finer things in life.

We do not know what is on the other side of each cup. And yet, a decision needs to be made. The cups are floating in a wave of cloud showing confusion. The best approach? Decide with your heart. Choose what you feel passionate about and leave the rest.

Probably this is also a case of over-thinking. Trying to over-analyze options or ideating too much. Are you walking on a path of analysis paralysis?

The man in the image is showing his shadow side or darker side. This could indicate fear or being controlled by fear. Is it fear of the outcome of the choice to be picked?

Clouds in the image could also be suggesting a dreamy state. More fantasies than realism. However, wishful thinking cannot yield results. The advice here is to stop building castles in the air, ground yourself and be more realistic. Whether that relates to outlook, expectations or actions, work on getting back a sense of direction and purpose.

Seven of Cups in tarot could suggest a state of dissipation. You might be too disorganized in your work or life, over-indulging, not taking care of your health, hopping from one party to another, etc.  Look for signs of laziness or procrastination.

Let us look at the Seven of Cups in specific contexts of a love tarot reading and career tarot reading. Remember to apply all the above general readings to the below readings as well.

Seven of Cups Love

Love Reading for Relationships

Seven of Cups in love and relationships is a card of scattered energies. You could be unrealistic about your relationship or your expectations out of it. Or you could be fantasizing about certain things that are no longer realistic.

Try finding your feet in the relationship. It might help to spice up your life a bit, but do not overindulge or over-expect.

Seven of Cups could also indicate that your sense of dissipation is taking away from your commitment to the relationship, and that is possibly causing challenges.

Love Reading for Singles

If you are single, reassess what you want from a partner and a relationship. Are you having high and unrealistic expectations?

Alternatively, with the Seven of Cups in love for singles, you might be feeling too distracted with many things in life, that you are unable to focus on love. Structure your thoughts, mind, and emotions, and find time for love if you truly want to walk down that path.

Or do you have too many suitors and you are unable to decide whom to commit to. Be careful if you are dating more than one person. You might end up feeling more lost than ever.

Seven of Cups Career & Finance

With the Seven of Cups in career, you could be having a few options in your life. You need to make a choice. Think of what satisfies you best creatively and emotionally. In this case, it might help to think with your heart than your mind.

Financially be careful of investment decisions you make. Not all options you have are indeed as rosy as they may appear. Assess all risks carefully.

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