Card Meaning: Three Of Cups

Three of Cups


    On the first sight we can see some sort of party is going on. This card literally has no background motives demonstrating that there is a sense of frivolity and superficiality present. The three figures are celebrating while on the ground we can see fruits laying around; obvious indication of fertility and progress connected with this card. Unlike the previous card Two of Cups that is more about pair of people, this card is more about group of people and the power of the group. Group can help an individual in the many aspects of one's life, but on the other hand any individual needs to preserve individuality and not to succumb to the herd mentality and indulge in superficial relationship based on interest.


Positive: sense of community, happy times, compromise, fertility, abundance, creativity, achieving the common goal, celebration. If paired with The Empress, all indication are multiplied.

Negative: self-indulgence, fatigue, solace, superficiality.

Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another. Divinatory Meanings: The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing, Reversed: Expedition, dispatch, achievement, end. It signifies also the side of excess in physical enjoyment, and the pleasures of the senses.

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

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Minor Arcana