The 3 of Cups is the card meaning rejoice. When this card appears in a Tarot reading causes for celebration are foretold in your future. There are exciting things to look forward to!
The 3 of Cups is a typical ‘success and achievement’ Tarot card. This card is especially positive if you’re worrying about hard work paying off or scared that something will not work out. Do not stress, the results will be better than you could have imagined.
The 3 of Cups is heavily linked to special occasions. Weddings, engagements, birthdays, graduations, baptisms and pregnancies are all indicated with the 3 of Cups. Therefore, if you are hopeful for any of these events you can sit back and relax because they are in your future. You should look forward to them instead of worrying.
If you’re currently having problems in your relationships (romantic or otherwise) then these troubles will soon pass. The 3 of Cups is telling you to ride the wave until everything goes back to normal.
In some interpretations the 3 of Cups is linked to healing. Going through a difficult time with your health? Do not worry too much. You can look forward to a cure or treatment which will make your life more comfortable.
In general, the 3 of Cups card symbolizes fun. Maybe you will just find yourself socializing for the sake of it. The 3 of Cups wants you to let your hair down. If you have an interests in love, it is possible that you will meet your partner during your leisure time.
Obviously, the 3 of Cups is a very positive card. However, there will be times when it can represent a negative, challenge or setback. If this is the case, then the 3 of Cups can mean that you’re not willing to get serious and see things for the way they really are. You have a tendency to overlook things because you do not want to rock the boat. If this sounds like you, the 3 of Cups serves as a sign that you have to be more realistic and assertive; life can’t be all unicorn farts all of the time.
The Three of Cups’ Historical Meaning
Historically, the above interpretation has always applied. The 3 of Cups has always been a positive card which predicts healing. Also, some ancient interpretations speak of success for military men. Therefore, if you’re in the military or have a loved one who is, do not stress about them too much.
The Three of Cups in a Love Reading
The 3 of Cups is always positive for a relationship reading and the only time it isn’t is if it appears in a negative context (such as a ‘challenges’ part of a Tarot spread). If it pops up in an outcome or future position, it means that you and your partner have much to look forward to such as weddings and babies. The 3 of Cups is usually a good sign that your relationship will go the extra mile.
Recently had an argument with your partner? Don’t worry all will heal soon. If you’re curious about their feelings towards you don’t worry, the 3 of Cups is telling you that all will work out for the best. In my Love Tarot Meanings e-book, I look what the 3 of Cups means for your lover’s feelings, plus yours and people around you extensively.
If the 3 of Cups appears as a negative or challenge in your relationship Tarot reading this can mean a couple of things. Firstly, it can represent a partner who drinks too much and this card is a warning that this will become a problem in the future. Alternatively, it can mean that you or your partner does not take the relationship seriously.
The Three of Cups in a Business Reading
The 3 of Cups is a very desirable card for business and career readings. This card is telling you to never give up hope because you will be successful. The 3 of Cups knows that you have earned all that you have worked for.
As a positive, the 3 of Cups means that you have persistence and will not give up. As a negative, however, the 3 of Cups means that you give up too easily and only stick to things you find fun and exciting. Alternatively, your social life and, even, things you post on social media, may be harming your business.
The Three of Cups as a Yes or No
For most types of Tarot readings (if not all) the 3 of Cups is a yes if you’re asking a yes or no question.
The Three of Cups as a Positive
In a positive reading, the Three of Cups can predict;
- Success in your endeavors
- Relationships going the mile
- Causes for celebration
- Achievements in the military
The Three of Cups as a Negative
In a more negative reading, the Three of Cups can predict;
- You overlook the negative
- You don’t want to rock the boat
- You party too much
- You associate with people who party too much
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