The meaning of the Three of Cups Tarot card is ‘rejoice.’ When this card appears in a Tarot reading, causes for a celebration are foretold in your future. There are exciting things to look forward to!
Three of Cups Tarot Meaning
The Three of Cups is a typical ‘success and achievement’ Tarot card. This card is especially positive if you’re worried about hard work paying off or scared that something will not work out. Don’t stress; the results will be better than you could have imagined.
My Thoughts – Three of Cups
“The Three of Cups is a super fun, exciting card. So, if you have not been seeing much of your friends lately, the Three of Cups may be a sign from your ancestors that you need to get out more.” – Lisa
The Three of Cups is heavily linked to special occasions. Weddings, engagements, birthdays, graduations, baptisms, and pregnancies are all indicated with the Three of Cups. Therefore, if you’re hoping for any of these events, you can sit back and relax, because they’re certainly in your future. You should look forward to them instead of worrying.
If you’re currently having problems in your relationships (romantic or otherwise), these troubles will soon pass. The Three of Cups is telling you to ride the wave until everything goes back to normal.
In some interpretations, the Three of Cups are linked to healing. Are you going through a difficult time with your health? Do not worry too much. You can look forward to a cure or treatment that will make your life more comfortable.
In general, the Three of Cups card symbolizes fun. Maybe you’ll simply find yourself socializing for the sake of it. The Three of Cups wants you to let your hair down. If you have an interest in love, it’s possible you will meet your partner during your leisure time.
Obviously, the Three 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, the Three of Cups can mean that you are not willing to put in the effort – you just want to be there for the good times.
Three of Cups Love Tarot Meaning
The Three of Cups almost always has a positive love Tarot meaning – indeed, the only time it doesn’t is when it appears in a negative context (such as the ‘challenges’ part of a Tarot spread).
Generally, the Three of Cups predicts that you and your lover are going to socialize together. You will attend events as a couple and meet each other’s family and friends. You will be at each other’s homes during the holidays (birthdays, Christmas, Easter, etc.).
Have you and your lover or potential lover recently had an argument? Don’t worry; all will heal soon. The Three of Cups in a Tarot spread is an excellent indicator that a relationship is going to be repaired.
The Three of Cups can also appear as a negative or challenge in your relationship Tarot reading. Firstly, it can represent a partner who drinks too much. 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.
(If you would like more detailed love and relationship Tarot meanings for the Three of Cups, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
Three of Cups Feelings Tarot Meaning
If you’re curious about your partner’s feelings toward you, don’t worry – the Three of Cups is telling you that your lover/potential lover likes you. Your love interest thinks you are funny and interesting. They view you as the type of person they would like to spend time with, and they’re not going to complain when they’re in your presence!
Three of Cups Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The Three of Cups is a very desirable card for business and career Tarot readings. This card is telling you never to give up hope – you will be successful. The Three of Cups predicts that if you work hard, you will have much to celebrate.
As a positive, the Three of Cups means that you have persistence and won’t give up. As a negative, however, the Three of Cups means that you give up too easily and only stick to things you find fun and exciting.
Alternatively, your social life may be harming your business or career. Be careful with how much you share on social media, as you don’t want to be giving important people the wrong impression.
Three of Cups Future Tarot Meaning
The Three of Cups will appear in the future of a Tarot spread to predict healing. If you’ve had any issues with your health, the Three of Cups is a sign that this will improve in the future.
In some cases, the Three of Cups will appear in the future to represent future weddings, baptisms, and the birth of children. If you or someone close to you is unlucky in love or struggling to conceive, the Three of Cups is a very positive omen.
For love readings, when it pops up in an outcome position of a Tarot spread, the Three of Cups means that you and your partner have much to look forward to, such as weddings and babies. The Three of Cups is usually a good sign that your relationship will go the extra mile and may even result in your marriage.
Yes or No with Three of Cups
General – For most types of Tarot readings (if not all), the Three of Cups is a yes for yes or no questions.
Do they like me? – Yes, they think you are a lot of fun to be around.
Am I pregnant? – While Tarot is not a substitute for medical advice, I often take the Three of Cups as a card that represents the birth of children, as well as baptisms and baby showers.
Is this relationship going to last? – Yes, this relationship is going to last for the foreseeable future.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter looks promising.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – I would interpret the Three of Cups as a Tarot card that represents the return of an ex. However, if your lover likes to party or has issues with addiction, I would say that no, your ex is not coming back, and reconciliation does not seem likely.
The Three of Cups as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When the Three of Cups appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, it means 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 don’t want to rock the boat. If this sounds like you, the Three of Cups serves as a sign that you have to be more realistic and assertive; life can’t be all unicorn farts all the time.
The Three of Cups as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When the Three of Cups appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, this means that healing is on the cards. The Three of Cups is extremely positive for people who are currently in bad health.
The Three of Cups also predicts success in all endeavors. There will be much cause for celebration. The Three of Cups is positive, so destiny is on your side.
Finally, historically (before the Rider-Waite deck was invented), the Three of Cups could symbolize military achievements. If you or other family members are in the military, the Three of Cups is a welcome omen, especially if it appears with another military card such as the Knight of Swords.
Closing Thoughts on The Three of Cups Tarot Card Meaning
Have you received the Three of Cups in your Tarot reading? Do you resonate with the ‘party’ meaning? Feel free to share with me in the comments!
(Please note that I do not interpret other people’s readings for them. If you’re looking for help interpreting your Tarot readings, feel free to check out the Love Tarot Meanings e-book).
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