Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

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Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Seven of Cups tarot card mean?

The Seven of Cups indicates that many options are available to you—which may be the reason you’re doing a tarot reading in the first place!

This minor arcana card can also be connected with being lost in thought or imagination, possibly due to an overwhelming abundance of choices.

Part of this tarot card’s message is to stay grounded as much as you can, rather than getting caught up in fantasy. It’s easy to fall in love with the pure potential of a situation, but that would be a mistake here.

While there is value in dreaming big, the Seven of Cups reminds you to decide based on the way things are, as opposed to how you may wish they were. This choice isn’t one to take lightly.

What is the Seven of Cups zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the Seven of Cups is Pisces

Seven of Cups Tarot Guide

Keywords for the Seven of Cups: choices, having multiple options, opportunities, wishful thinking, illusion

Yes or No: It depends

Planet of the Seven of Cups: Neptune

Element of the Seven of Cups: Water

What does the Seven of Cups card mean in a love reading?

The Seven of Cups represents having multiple options in love.

If you’re currently single, that may be just what you were hoping to hear! The Seven of Cups calls for an abundance of romantic possibilities. That said, this card’s connection with wishful thinking may mean that you’re having trouble seeing the situation clearly. So many options, so little time?

In the flush of romance, we tend to see what we want to see. We project our desires and wishes onto the object of our affection, crafting them into the ideal partner, rather than allowing them to be the (beautifully flawed) human they actually are.

When the Seven of Wands appears in a reading, you may be caught in a romantic reverie. Judgment is cloudy and you need to sharpen your focus on reality before making any decisions.

For those in a relationship, the Seven of Cups can be a disconcerting sight. It may indicate a new potential love interest who could complicate your relationship.

It also might be a hint that your view of your relationship is an idealized one, and that you’re overlooking something important. That could be a good thing or a bad thing. If you feel like your connection has grown stagnant, you might have unrealistic expectations of your relationship. Conversely, it’s possible that you may be ignoring red flags that you should be paying attention to. While it’s not necessarily “triage time,” reality checks would be a smart form of damage control.

What does the Seven of Cups tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Seven of Cups often indicates multiple possibilities for advancement in your workplace. This is a good thing! 

This card’s message here concerns your focus and follow-through. Make sure you continue to put in a diligent effort at your current post. Though you have plenty of choices, this isn’t the time to get ahead of yourself. The future is fluid and it may unfold in surprising ways. Be patient and take things one step at a time. Don’t skimp on quality or integrity.

In a financial context, the Seven of Cups suggests that you have a plethora of opportunities for investing or managing your money. Some of them, however, may be riskier than they appear on the surface. You’re advised to carefully consider each of the options, including asking for support from a financial professional if you need it.

What does the Seven of Cups tarot card mean for health?

The Seven of Cups signals that you may be taking on too many responsibilities, a burden that could have an adverse effect on your health.

Be careful not to burn yourself out. Is there something you can do to lighten your workload? The Seven of Cups encourages you to make time for yourself. Rest when you need to. Your well-being is worth it.

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Seven of Cups Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

Have you experienced some kind of reality check recently?

The Seven of Cups sometimes appears in reverse after you’ve come through a period of feeling lost in wishful thinking. Fortunately, you are currently connected to reality. You may still have multiple options, but are viewing them from a grounded place. You can trust your gut to make the right choice.

If that message doesn’t resonate with your situation, it can mean that you’re feeling paralyzed by all the choices before you. In this event, the Seven of Cups reversed encourages you to narrow your options so that your decision-making feels easier. Take a breath, rely on wise friends and family for advice and support, and trust that you can go one step at a time!

Is the Seven of Cups tarot card a yes or no?

As the Seven of Cups foretells having a number of different options, it doesn’t come through as a clear yes or no in a general context. As it represents possibility, the clearest guidance it can offer is to carefully consider the choices you have.

What does the Suit of Cups mean?

Cups are associated with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), which rule emotions and connection. Water signs carry a romantic, artistic, and intuitive energy, and people with those signs love to create and connect.

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