The Three of Cups Tarot Card

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- July 18, 2022
Written by Aimi Davis 
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The three of cups is the tarot card of celebration, joy and happiness.

It often indicates when you will experience good luck in money, health and career.

This is a time to celebrate your accomplishments and enjoy the company of your loved ones. 

The three cups often predict a period of good fortune and happiness.

In this article, we'll guide you on how this card is synced with life events. We'll give you the answers to make sense of your dreams and feelings.

How is the Three of Cups depicted?

The three of cups is typically shown as three women raising their cups in the air in celebration. There are often flowers and garlands around them, representing the joy and happiness that they are feeling.

The Three Graces from Greek mythology are depicted in the Three of Cups.

The Goddesses of charm, the Graces, rule over the universe.

Everywhere they went, flowers bloomed, and laughter filled the air.

Each of the Charities (also known as Graces) represents a quality you can adopt to boost your positive energy and shift your mood from one of depression to one of joy.

The three Charities are the source of our word "Charisma" (Graces). To be liked, you must have charisma.

Everyone has the potential to grow in their charisma. A person's charm can be enhanced by accepting their natural light, lighting up, and uplifting others.

The colors on the card are usually very bright and cheerful, representing the positive energy of this tarot card.

Key facts and interesting statistics

  • The three of cups is the third most popular tarot card, with only the Fool and the Lovers being more popular.
  • It is associated with the element of water.
  • It is the most popular card among women, with nearly 60% of women choosing it as their favorite tarot card.
  • The Three of Cups is a Minor Arcana tarot card deck.
  • The Three of Cups is often seen as a card of good fortune.

Keywords associated with the Three of Cups

  • Friendship
  • Celebration (Encouragement)
  • Community (Togetherness)
  • Family
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Success
  • Teamwork
  • Unity
  • Comfort
  • Strength

Upright position (meaning)

The Three of Cups upright is the community, family, and friends card.

It's a time to celebrate with the people you love.

The message of this card is to actively seek out and enjoy the company of others. Make friends with those who bring you joy.

Don't forget about your pals and make an effort to see them regularly as well.

You must do your part in times of joy and harmony.

There may be a baby shower, birthday, graduation party, engagement party, or wedding in your future.

You may finally have the chance to meet someone important to you, such as a long-lost relative.

A group project at work could come to fruition, and you may receive praise from your colleagues.

This is also a good time for travelling with family or friends. 

You could go on a cruise, take a road trip, or visit an exotic location.

Something that ignites your spirit and restores passion in your life.

The Three of Cups indicates that this will soon change if you've been feeling lonely. You will make new friends and reconnect with old ones.

This is a happy, optimistic card that signifies growth and abundance. Things are going well for you, and you have much to celebrate.

Career meaning (upright)

The Three of Cups indicates a close-knit team that works well together in a career reading.

After a successful launch or the end of a team-based project, there may be a celebration. There is little opportunity for arguing or squabbling among the team members because they all bring their unique talents to the table.

This is a time to be proud of each other. A time for contentment within your close circle.

The Three of Cups advises that starting a new job or changing careers is good for your emotional well-being.

With so much room for expansion and a positive work environment, there's a strong chance you'll be content with your decision to join this organisation.

Reversed position (meaning)

Reversed, the Three of Cups indicates that you either have no time for friends or are overdoing it.

Commitments and a heavy workload can leave little time for leisure and relaxation.

It could signify a period during which friends drift away or stop speaking to one another.

When friends and loved ones separate after an event like a reunion, wedding, or Christmas, the phrase "It's time to go" may be used.

When you're in this situation, it has a way of bringing your energy down.

You may feel depressed and feel that there is no point in celebrations. You're not alone if you're tired of always being the bridesmaid and never the bride. You may feel as if no one ever invites you anywhere.

You may be dealing with eating disorders, alcohol, or addiction issues.

Alternatively, you may have finally sobered up and now feel disgusted with your behaviour and the behaviour of people around you.

If you're trying to detox and clean up your act, you may need to isolate yourself from your usual drinking companions to succeed. You may feel worn out and disillusioned after all the parties and socialising, so you must take action.

Excessive drinking and overindulgence may produce relationship issues and a lack of support. It could also be a sign of a short-term romance.

Careers reversed (meaning)

Teamwork in the workplace may not be possible if members work against one another to achieve their individual goals.

A job in which there is no room for advancement or career satisfaction.

You may work in a highly competitive setting where you must continuously monitor your competitors.

Gossip, sleight of hand, and name-calling may be commonplace at your workplace.

Your job prospects may be limited when the Three of Cups reverses, making it appear like there are few employment opportunities.

Some of your job applications may receive no response at all. A project may fail if there is a lack of cooperation and effort from the team. 

You could lose out on a prize to your rivals.

Love and relationships (meaning)

When the Three of Cups tarot card appears in a love reading, it indicates that a happy and fulfilling relationship is on the horizon.

You could meet someone special at a party or social event if you're single. An ex-lover may return to your life.

This is also an excellent time to get married or start a family. You may become engaged or pregnant if you're already in a relationship.

The Three of Cups tells us that we will be surrounded by loved ones and enjoy spending time with them.

We will feel supported by our partners and have many shared interests.

We may go on holiday together or participate in activities as a couple. This is a very positive card for relationships.

When upright, it can imply the presence of a third party in a relationship, and this third party is welcome.

Other pregnancy-related cards can be found in the spread's surrounding cards or if a Page falls nearby. These cards will be explained to you throughout our lessons.

The Three of Cups tarot card indicates that you will meet someone special soon if you are single.

Your love life may go through a dry spell, but if this card's Feast or Famine element shows up, you may find yourself faced with a multitude of options from which to pick.

However, this would need to be supported by the cards surrounding it.

You may meet them at a party, through work, or while participating in a hobby or activity, you enjoy.

This person will be supportive and loving, and you will have many shared interests.

The relationship will be happy and fulfilling.

You may even get married or start a family together.

History of the card

The three of cups tarot card has been around for centuries and is thought to originate from the early 15th century.

It is one of the oldest tarot cards, and its origins can be traced back to Italy. The three of cups were initially known as the "Cordiale" or "Concordia" card.

The meaning of the three of cups has remained mostly the same throughout the years, with a few minor variations.

What are some famous quotes associated with the Three of Cups?

  • "I am thankful for all the abundance in my life." - Unknown
  • "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." - Buddha
  • "Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." - Unknown

How can this help me manifest my desires?

The Three of Cups can help you to manifest your desires by helping you to feel more connected to others.

When you feel more connected to others, you are more likely to receive the support you need to achieve your goals.

The Three of Cups can also help you to manifest your desires by helping you to feel more joyful and optimistic. When you feel more joyful and optimistic, you are more likely to take the actions necessary to achieve your goals.

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