Choices, Ideas, New Projects, Inspiration, Imagination, A Future which Looks Good but is Uncertain or not Guaranteed at this Time
The 7 of Cups is the card of decisions. You will have many choices, each of them valid, however, many of your options have a time limit. You are in need of quick action otherwise you could go from many things to choose from to mothing at all.
You may also facing the opinions of many people at the same time. Not everyone will have your best interests at heart and you should keep this in mind when making your decisions. If you feel like everyone giving you advice has their own agenda, perhaps a separate Tarot spread is needed to go through each choice and opinion individually (there's a Love Tarot Spread e-book here).
The 7 of Cups is a neutral card which isn’t either positive or negative; it is what what it is and nothing more. All that you have to do is go one way or the other. I will say that having choices available to you is one of the positive attributes of the 7 of Cups Tarot card.
Sometimes the 7 of Cups can represent manifestation. The work you’re doing now will bring what they want into reality in the future. Many can indicate a comfortable living and lifestyle. After all, a person with many choices available to them is typically in a better position than someone with no choices!
A negative face of the 7 of Cups is that nothing is guaranteed. The future looks uncertain. Therefore, the pressure will be on you to make the right decisions. Everything is in your hands. If you do not pick wisely you will be stuck in a situation you do not like.
If the 7 of Cups appears as a challenge or drawback it means that you easily get overwhelmed and confused. You must work on your decisions making skills.
It can be frustrating to see the 7 of Cups in an outcome or future position of a Tarot spread. Its meaning is clear; the outcome of this situation is dependent on the choices you make and the future of the matter is not set in stone. The success or failure of this project, relationship etc. is in your hands. Choose wisely.
The Seven of Cups’ Historical Meaning
Prior to modern times, the 7 of Cups was a card of opulence and riches so it can take on a very desirable meaning. However, there is a catch; you must act quickly and be unapologetic about the things you want otherwise those opportunities could easily pass you by.
The Seven of Cups in a Love Reading
It is pretty obvious that the 7 of Cups in a love Tarot readings can symbolize the choices you make in a relationship. The cards are asking you if you really want to be with your lover or not, and to reflect on what you (and they) need to change before you can be happy together.
Wondering what a partner is feeling about you? The 7 of Cups can mean that they’re still sitting on the fence and are unsure of their feelings. You may need to give them 3-6 weeks to get their head together. Once things have progressed, you can read on the matter again. If you're super curious about your partner's feelings, I have a 'Relationships Intentions Spread' in my Love Tarot Spread e-book, you can check that out here.
As outlined in the general Tarot meaning of the 7 of Cups, if in a love reading it appears in the outcome or future position, this means that the foreseeable future of the relationship is highly dependent on the choices and decisions you make in the present and near future. While it can be frustrating not to get a straight answer for what is going to happen, it is comforting to know that the life of the partnership is reliant on you alone and not some outside force.
The Seven of Cups in a Business Reading
The business or career meaning for the 7 of Cups Tarot card is rather straight forward; you will have to make some hard decisions regarding your business. Like the other interpretations, if the 7 of Cups pops up in the future or outcome position this means that the future of your business hangs on the choices you make and how you apply yourself. How much do you want success?
I would read the 7 of Cups as leaning more so towards a favorable outcome for business readings, purely because its historical meaning promises riches and good results. Therefore, if all that is holding you back from making big decisions is fear do not worry; go for the things you want because you’ll never know until you make that leap! The cards are telling you just to go for it, especially if you also have aces or The Fool in your spread.
The Seven of Cups as a Yes or No
The Seven of Cups is a neutral card predicating neither a yes or a no.
The Seven of Cups as a Positive
In a positive reading, the Seven of Cups can predict;
- Good choices made
- Having a variety of options
- Decisions you’re happy with
- Being in the position to choose a variety
The Seven of Cups as a Negative
In a more negative reading, the Seven of Cups can predict;
- Bad choices made
- Having options you do not want
- Experiencing confusion
- Fearing you’re going to make the wrong decisions
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Tarot cards used in this post are from Dame Darcy’s Mermaid Tarot Deck.