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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




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. The woman dressed in red faces her back to us, while the two women in yellow and white face us. This can warn us that between a group there is one woman (or man) who may not have good intentions. It can also suggest that the woman in red, with her back facing us, is leaving the situation.


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.


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 sexually 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 swingers 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 can indicate a woman with loose moral values and a libertine way of thinking about things. She may take advantage of innocent people (woman in red).


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


Three of Cups Card Combinations:


3 of Cups and Hierophant:

    a. Wedding


3 of Cups and Justice:

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

        one or both


3 of Cups and 4 of Wands:

    a. Wedding reception

    b. Wedding Party

    c. Social Event


3 of Cups and 8 of Wands:

    a. Sending out e-vites to a party

    b. Throwing together an impromptu party with a few friends


3 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


    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.


3 of Cups and 6 of Cups:

    a. Children's party. Children's performance


3 of Cups and 8 of Pentacles:

    a. Office Party











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