Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups is a symbol of choices, illusions, and daydreaming. It means that you have many options and multiple possibilities available to you, but you may feel indecisive and live in a dream world of wishful thinking and illusion. The suit of Cups is associated with emotions, relationships, and intuition, making the Seven of Cups a card of emotional confusion and uncertainty.

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In the upright position, the Seven of Cups represents a time of confusion and uncertainty. This card suggests that you may be feeling overwhelmed with the many choices and possibilities that are available to you. The Seven of Cups encourages you to explore your options, but also warns you to be wary of illusions and fantasies that may be clouding your judgment. This card reminds you to stay grounded in reality and to make decisions based on practicality and reason.

The Seven of Cups can also represent a time of creative potential and imagination. This card may indicate that you have the ability to manifest your dreams and desires, but it also warns you to be careful what you wish for. The Seven of Cups encourages you to focus your energy on your true desires and to let go of any illusions or distractions that may be hindering your progress.

Possible examples of an upright Seven of Cups: Feeling overwhelmed with choices and possibilities, exploring creative potential and imagination, being lost in illusions and fantasies.


In the reversed position, the Seven of Cups can indicate a sense of clarity and focus after a period of confusion and uncertainty. This card suggests that you may have gained a deeper understanding of your true desires and have begun to take action towards manifesting them. The Seven of Cups encourages you to stay focused and to continue taking practical steps towards your goals.

The Seven of Cups reversed can also represent the danger of becoming lost in daydreams and fantasies. This card may indicate that you need to let go of unrealistic expectations and to stay grounded in reality. It encourages you to focus on practical solutions and to be wary of anything that seems too good to be true.

Possible examples of a reversed Seven of Cups: Gaining clarity and focus after a period of confusion, taking practical steps towards manifesting desires, letting go of unrealistic expectations, staying grounded in reality and practical solutions.

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    Also called: batons, staves, clubs, or rods

    Element: Fire

    Astrological signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

    They symbolize: will, action, desire, ambition, masculine energy


    Also called: chalices, goblets, or vessels

    Element: Water

    Astrological signs:Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

    They symbolize: emotions, feelings, the subconscious, intuition


    Also called: blades, daggers, or spades

    Element: Air

    Astrological signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

    They symbolize: thoughts, intellect, communication, mental processes


    Also called: coins, disks, or rings

    Element: Earth

    Astrological signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

    They symbolize: foundations, the material and physical realm.

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