Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
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Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meanings:
Seven Cups present intriguing choices but they float in the air and skim the water, suggesting they may not all be real, are they a figment of your imagination? There can be a temptation to get carried away with your thoughts or build castles in the air, so a good dollop of realism doesn’t go amiss when confronted with the options and choices this card may present.
This can be a helpful card to have when it’s surrounded by those more practical, at least indicating that choices will be open to you or by bringing options to the table, but care is always needed to ensure you take a realistic and practical approach. When faced with the Seven of Cups make your choices firmly based on facts, not assumptions, or the possibilities you may envisage developing further down the line – there’s a warning here that you could get carried away otherwise.
If reversed or ill-dignified, brings a more determined and practical approach with clear focus.
Similar or supporting cards: The Moon (illusionary) Two of Swords (indecision) to some degree Two of Pentacles (balancing more than one thing).
Opposing or contradictory cards: The Emperor (practical reasoning) Justice (balanced thoughts) The Hermit (wisdom).
Seven of Cups Tarot Card Combinations:
Surrounding cards will indicate if the choices brought are due to favourable circumstances, or if the seeker could get lost in their dreams and realms of imagination.
Multiple sevens in a reading indicate a cycle change.
Six of Cups > Seven of Cups: dreaming of past times, nostalgia, (if The Moon also present or surrounding then possibly not very realistic) and…
The Moon > Seven of Cups: unrealistic expectations.
Two of Swords > Seven of Cups > Hanging Man: dithering, nothing’s going anywhere here; indecision creates a logjam.
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