Card Meaning: Seven Of Cups

Seven of Cups


    Strange chalices of visions indeed, gems, wreath of victory, castles and alike on one side, dragon and snake on the other. This card is about choices and expectations. In this case most expectations are based on wishful thinking and imagination. This is indicated by the fact that chalices are positioned up in the clouds. While imagination is a positive trait, to base real life expectation solely on imagination opens one to dissappointment and loss which is clearly portrayed with snake and dragon. Temptation is also a theme of this card, some choices that seems seductive on the short term are debilitating for our life in general. This card being in the Cups suit obviously points to extent of foolish sexual behaviour as a prototype of wrong choices.


Positive: imagination, freedom of choice, high aspirations.

Negative: delusion, overestimating one's ability, seduction, wrong choice.

   Strange chalices of vision, but the images are more especially those of the fantastic spirit. Divinatory Meanings: Fairy favours, images of reflection, sentiment, imagination, things seen in the glass of contemplation; some attainment in these degrees, but nothing permanent or substantial is suggested. Reversed: Desire, will, determination, project.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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