Have you pulled the 7 of Cups in a Tarot spread and wondered what it meant for you?
All cards can have different meanings depending on the context they are in. The 7 of Cups is a card of the Minor Arcana, and just like every other card, its meaning can change drastically, depending on the type of spread you do and what it relates to.
As a card of the Cups suit, the 7 of Cups Tarot card refers to our feelings, creativity, and emotions. Often, it is depicted with an image of someone gazing up at 7 Cups that appear to be floating in mid-air, often with different images or objects attached to each cup.
It is one of those cards you’ll either welcome in a spread or groan with despair when it pops up!
What Does the 7 of Cups Mean?
Generally speaking, the 7 of Cups has the following meanings in a Tarot reading:
- Indulging in wishful thinking
- Having too many options to choose from
- Laziness and procrastination
- Having your head in the clouds
- A wild imagination
The 7 of Cups is often known as the card of illusions and fantasy. As mentioned, depending on the question asked, this could be a good or bad thing!
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What Does 7 of Cups Mean in Love & Relationships?
When it comes to love Tarot readings, the 7 of Cups is usually a good sign in relation to how someone feels about you.
In the feelings position, it indicates that you are this person’s “fantasy.” In other words, they are enchanted by you and probably spend a lot of time daydreaming about you too.
However, in a love reading, this card can also mean that they have a lot of options to choose from, and you are one of many.
It’s best to look to surrounding cards in the love reading to see if this card is a negative or positive meaning for you in this context!
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What Does 7 of Cups Mean in a Career Reading?
The 7 of Cups Tarot card meaning in a career Tarot spread is often positive.
It can point towards a job involving creativity which you will excel in. The 7 of Cups indicates that your imagination and creativity are going to be put to good use in your career.
This card can also mean that you have a number of different career options before you that you need to choose from.
The 7 of Cups Tarot card can also indicate that you may be spending too much time dreaming about your ideal career but not doing enough to manifest it into reality. It might be time for some deeper introspection to determine how you can make your dreams a reality.
What About the 7 of Cups as an Obstacle?
As an obstacle, the meaning of the 7 of Cups is quite clear – it is time to stop living in your head and manifest your goals into reality!
As an obstacle card, the 7 of Cups is actually a very useful card to get because it highlights where you may be going wrong with your current plans.
It is easy to slip into daydreams because they are usually pleasant. Reality can be very different. But the 7 of Cups is a reminder that if you want to transform your daydreams into reality, then reality is what you must face.
What About the 7 of Cups in Reverse?
In reverse, the 7 of Cups often means that you are overwhelmed by choice. There are simply too many options, and you can’t make up your mind which one to choose.
Have you ever browsed on Netflix and found there are just so many shows to watch that you end up not choosing any in the end? You can spend hours browsing but not actually making a decision because there are too many to pick.
That’s the 7 of Cups reversed for you.
Reversed, it indicates time-wasting and a lack of productivity. To turn it back the right way again, it’s essential to make a decision, however difficult it is!
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How to Make the 7 of Cups Work for You
To make the 7 of Cups work for you, try the following:
1. Meditate on the card
This is a card of choice, illusion, and fantasy. As a Cup, it triggers the imagination. Meditating on this card can help you gain deeper insight into what it is trying to tell you.
Keep a note of the flashes, images, or messages you receive from this card through your intuition.
The 7 of Cups shows up when we need to think about something at a deeper level because it deals with the world of fantasy and in order to find a viable solution, we must become grounded.
2. Try Some 7 of Cups Affirmations
Sometimes it helps to repeat affirmations to yourself that are inspired by the 7 of Cups. Some good affirmations for this card are:
- I will stop fantasizing and get down to business.
- I will make my dreams a reality.
- I will begin the hard work today.
3. Practice Grounding Yourself
Very often, the 7 of Cups highlights to us that we are not fully in the real world, and it’s time to do some grounding work.
Earthing yourself is a good way to ground yourself. Step outside on the Earth’s natural soil, sand, grass, or pavement, and earth yourself barefoot for 30 minutes. This helps to ground you and absorb the Earth’s energies into your body.
Have You Pulled the 7 of Cups Card Lately?
Like all the other cards in the Cups suit, the 7 of Cups deals with emotions and creativity. The thing about the 7 of Cups is that while the potential is tremendous, spending too long in the fantasy world can mean you don’t end up getting anything done in the real world!
When the 7 of Cups shows up, it’s time to take a look at ourselves and see where improvement needs to be made.
Have you pulled the 7 of Cups lately? Fantasy is a wonderful thing, and so is following our dreams – we just have to make sure we don’t get so caught up in the world of fantasy that we forget to live!
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