Three of Cups Tarot Card

Three of Cups Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Understanding the Three of Cups in a Tarot Reading

The Three of Cups is a card of joy, celebration, and happiness. It is often associated to marriages, engagements, births, family gatherings, reunions and religious ceremonies.
The Three of Cups encourages you to be grateful for the things that you have.

Upright Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
Expect a celebration. The Three of Cups generally refers to good news and good luck. Don’t be surprised if you hear news of a job promotion, a new birth, an engagement or anything else that brings joy into your life. In a Tarot reading, the Three of Cups often indicates feelings of satisfaction and well being. You are enjoying the abundance in your life. You may want to share this with others. Your hard work and diligence have reaped big rewards. You may see a lifestyle change for the better.

The Three of Cups is often associated to healing and regeneration. In Health readings, the Three of cups can indicate a recovery or restoration of one’s health.

Spiritually, the Three of Cups can indicate feelings of connectedness or oneness. This could be with you partner, family, friends or the Divine. You may be asked to participate in some type of ceremony.

Financially, the Three of Cups is a card of success. Whatever you attempt, will prove to flourish. You might meet important business associates through the attendance of some type of ceremony such as a wedding or a religious service.

In Love Tarot, The Three of Cups can refer to marriage, fertility and birth. You and your partner may attain a new level of happiness. If you are single, you may meet someone new while attending a social event.

  • Celebration
  • Happiness and Joy
  • Success
  • Marriage and birth
  • Good fortune and luck
  • Social gatherings

Reversed Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In a reversed position, the Three of Cups warns against over-indulgence. It can also refer to addictions or an excessive focus on gratifying oneself. In some cases, the Three of Cups tarot card meanings can refer to painful outcomes. Something that once brought you happiness now brings new troubles. A celebration may be postponed. There could be issues of infertility or poor health. Romantic relationships may take a turn for the worse.

When the Three of Cups comes up reversed in a tarot reading, it indicates that there may be too much emphasis on pleasure seeking within one’s relationship. In this case, relationship are not based on love, but are based on one’s needs and desires. The Three of Cups can also reflect a loss of interest or apathy towards one’s relationship. This is a true infidelity card.

  • Over-indulgence
  • Addictions
  • Sex without love
  • Infidelity
  • Infertility
  • Selfishness

For more about the meaning of the Three of Cups and relationships, see the Love Tarot section.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.


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