Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning - The Simple Tarot

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Three of Cups tarot card from The Simple Tarot, with keywords and the tarot card meanings printed on the cards.

The Three of Cups tarot card is such a fun card! It’s about celebrating the good things in your life with the people you love.

Traditionally, this card shows three happy women in a garden, dancing and holding their cups into the air. It’s a party. They are in their own world and are having a blast.

It’s a great card for engagements and weddings and also for holidays, parties, and other fun group events.

But it’s not just about celebrating the good times. It’s about celebrating the good times with the people who matter most to you.

It’s a card about community and support.

The Three of Cups is a fantastic card to see when you are feeling alone, stagnant, or unloved. It’s basically telling you to rally the troops, throw a party, and get your groove back on!

Keywords for the Three of Cups Tarot Card

  • Celebrations, parties, fun
  • Friendship and support
  • Holidays, weddings, engagements
  • Enjoy this “honeymoon” period
The reversed Three of Cups tarot card from The Simple Tarot.

Keywords for the Three of Cups Reversed

  • A love triangle
  • A romantic affair
  • “Three’s a crowd”
  • It’s time to apologize and make amends

Patterns and Correspondences of the Three of Cups Card

  • The Cups suit = rules the emotions
  • Suit of cards = hearts
  • Timeline = weeks to months
  • Number 3 = celebrating reality
  • Zodiac sign = Cancer
  • Element = Water

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Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Love

This is such a great card for love, especially if you want to see your relationship formalized through some sort of partnership celebration (i.e. a proposal or wedding or hand-fasting). This card is about rejoicing in togetherness!

If you are single and looking for love, you need to use your circle of support. Ask your friends to set you up with people they think might be compatible. Make the effort to attend events where you might meet someone new. Throw a dinner party for all of your single friends and have them bring another single friend outside of your normal social circle. See who hits it off!

If your relationship is rocky, this card can occasionally mean “three’s a crowd,” especially when reversed. There may be a secret third party you don’t know about or you could be involved with someone who is threatening your current relationship. This card can also indicate a love-triangle or throuple (a three-way couple) situation.

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Work

Celebrate your professional accomplishments, big and small. You are accomplishing great things, so celebrate those happy times, especially with other coworkers. And be sure to celebrate their successes as well!

If there is a challenging situation at work, you’ll need to solve these problems by working together with others. This isn’t a time to go off on your own, lone-wolf style.

Use your network, your mastermind, and your circles of support to master this situation. Then throw a party to celebrate when the project is finished! You all deserve it.

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Health

This is a very positive card for matters of health and your body. If you are facing health problems, use your friends, family, and health professionals to create a circle of support around you.

If you are looking to improve your health in general, look for activities involving others. Group classes, sports, classroom-style lessons, and shared meals would be a wonderful way to explore treating your body better.

Share what you are learning. The best way to learn something new and cement it as a habit is to teach it to others.

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances

The Three of Cups card indicates abundance and pleasure as well as celebrations and fun.

If you’ve been keeping a tight grip on your finances, don’t forget to spend a bit on yourself. You don’t need to go hog-wild, but treat yourself as well as (or even better than) the way you treat your loved ones.

If money is currently tight, things will be getting better in the future. Until then, continue to treat yourself well, without going into debt or blowing money you need elsewhere. Most of life’s little pleasures can be experienced at little cost. Notice and celebrate all of the wonderful things already in your life by keeping a Gratitude Journal and sharing what you have with open-hearted generosity.

Three of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance

Jesus turned water into wine because he wanted to throw a grand party and show the power of belief. Following your spiritual path, whether it aligns with traditional religion or not, is supposed to be FUN!

Find or create a circle of support and encouragement for yourself as you explore your place and purpose in the world.

The journey you take is yours alone and no one can do the work for you. But you won’t get very far if you don’t involve others and you won’t stay committed to the process if you don’t have fun!

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