Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Seven of Cups


When pulled upright this card is about new opportunities and experiences but it focuses a lot of illusions. It seems like you have new opportunities to choose from and they sound great in theory, but when you crack the surface and look deeper into them you may realize that the opportunities aren’t as great as they first seemed to be. This card can also be about wishing for things instead of manifesting them. So you are spending your time wishing you were good at an instrument, better at meditating, losing weight. However, you aren’t willing to put in the work to actually attain those things. Now is a good time to take one of those things you’ve been wishing about and actually put in the actions needed to achieve it. You also may have a habit of making these plans up in your head to achieve your goals but then realize when you actually set out to do it your plan doesn’t really work. This card is essentially telling you to get out of the ideas phase and actually choose something to work towards. 

When pulled in reverse this talks about how you have several choices to make and you are making these decisions based on your inner wisdom rather than what everyone else wants you to do. If you are in a situation with multiple opportunities presenting themselves to you, you should take these opportunities and compare them to your priorities to best decide which you should take on. You may be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices but picking through them and tossing some out of the competition should really make things go smoother. You don’t need to keep searching for some big idea. You have everything you need already.

Here is a tarot spread for when you have some tough choices to make. First I would take the seven of cups out of the deck and meditate on it while thinking of the various choices you have. Then shuffle and pull the cards using your preferred method.


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3 thoughts on “Tarot Series~Minor Arcana: Seven of Cups”

  1. This is a card I am currently working with.
    Also, I have a Thoth Crowley deck. I inherited it from my brother. It has good symbols, but I always go off Crowley every time someone gets me to study him again simply for the fact that domestic violence is domestic violence no matter what mystical narrative is put around it. I could not get into some of the guy’s proud behaviors though a lot of his actual magic work and understanding of addiction is groundbreaking.
    The people I know who venerate Crowley in this city always hit these points where their secret addictions surface then once they get through it, it is like it never happened until it occurs again usually about 5 years later. And so on.
    Magic for me is about healing rather than stealing. Not to say that Bastet hasn’t aided me jumping a fence or something 🐱🤕

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