Card Meaning: 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.
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