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Three of Cups Universal Rider Waite

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Three of Cups

Lord of Abundance

 

Season: Late Summer or Autumn

Timing: 3 Months

Dates: July 2-July 11

Astrological Correspondence: Mercury in Cancer

 

 

 

Three of Cups Description and Symbolism

 

The Three of Cups depicts three women dancing around an autumn harvest. There are vines with ripe October pumpkins and fresh red grapes surrounding them. Beautiful, lively greenery adorns each woman's hair. They dance in a circle, celebrating the fall equinox.

 

All the women hold the cups up with a ritualistic cheering and celebrating to their eventful day. It looks like a beautiful time to celebrate and be merry.

 

Three of Cups Interpretation and Divination

 

The Three of Cups is the surest sign of a celebration of some kind. Baby showers and birthdays feature prominently. Dancing and wine is probable.

 

The Three of Cups can indicate any event that is bountiful and fun.

 

The Three of Cups denotes friends hanging out together whether it be the movies, social events or restaurants. Emotional and social bonds are strengthened.

 

Three of Cups in Love

 

If you are already in a relationship, the Three of Cups indicates you maybe celebrating your love with a bridal shower or bachelorette party. Maybe you are socializing with each other's friends.

 

On the other hand, the Three of Cups can be the sexual freedom card and can denote someone who doesn't want to get tied down to one partner. They just like having fun with their friends. On a rare occasion, the Three of Cups can indicate a swinger's party or a couple who want to explore a third partner.

 

Three of Cups as Feelings

 

If you are asking about how someone feels towards you, then they feel a great friendly vibe from you. They really want to just be friends. They feel joyous, happy and celebratory.

 

Three of Cups as Advice

 

As advice in love, the Three of Cups asks you to go out with friends and express your freedom. Don't get bogged down focusing on one person. If you are looking for love, the best way to meet people is to get out and about.

 

Three of Cups in Business

 

In business, the Three of Cups can indicate group projects, corporate fund raisers and holiday parties. It can be a time of achievement and celebrations.

 

Three of Cups Professions

 

Party Planner, Wedding Planner, Event Manager or Coordinator, Social Butterfly, Interior Decorator

 

Three of Cups Reversed

 

The Three of Cups Reversed and the Seven of Swords are both the thief cards, so theft of important items may take place.

 

The Three of Cups Reversed can indicate a woman with loose moral values and a libertine way of thinking about things. She may take advantage of innocent people.

 

The symbolism to the reversed Three of Cups is important and you have to take into account the cards were made in 1911 and back then it was a taboo for a woman to dress in red. Let's take a closer look:

 

There are three women celebrating, but one of the women has her back faced to us. We might not think this is an important detail because people gather in circles all the time, but there are other ways to draw three women celebrating without seeing the back of someone. When someone has their back turned to us, we can't see what they are doing. Words like "backstabber" and "he/she went behind your back" come to mind.

 

The woman in question is wearing a large red dress. The sheer size of her coat compared to the other coats is a signal. One could fit many pilfered items into it.

 

During Waite's period in the turn of the century, red was a color that women, especially unmarried women, should not wear. Respectable women should not wear red. Red wasn't always the power suit color that it is today.

 

There was a Bettie Davis movie called Jezebel where she is forced to wear a red dress during the American antebellum period (mid-1800s). She is shamed and eventually loses her innocence, no one will talk with her and her engagement is broken off. All over a red dress!

 

 

Three of Cups Card Combinations

 

Three of Cups and Hierophant:

    a. Wedding

 

Three of Cups and Justice:

    a. Balancing out two social obligations. You have a lot of fun with

        one or both

 

Three of Cups and 4 of Wands:

    a. Wedding reception

    b. Wedding Party

    c. Social Event

 

Three of Cups and 8 of Wands:

    a. Sending out e-vites to a party

    b. Throwing together an impromptu party with a few friends

 

Three of Cups and Knight of Swords:

    a. He wants to find a way into the female group

    b. The man brings a rush of adrenaline to the party. He talks non

        stop.

    c. Be careful a man doesn't come in between your friendships with

        you girlfriends

    d. This combination can emphasize the negative aspect of the 3 of

        Cups. Be careful of manipulative, cunning people.

 

Three of Cups and 6 of Cups:

    a. Children's party. Children's performance

 

Three of Cups and 8 of Pentacles:

    a. Office Party

 

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