A Guide to Understanding the Seven of Cups Tarot

Seven of Cups

The Seven of Cups is the card that typically shows an imbalance between what you desire and what you are willing to do to achieve your goals. If you want to climb the career ladder without putting in hard work or give up on things just because they require effort, then you will find yourself on this card.

Would you like to know more about the symbolism and meanings of the Seven of Cups Tarot? Then follow along. Would you like to discover everything a Reading can reveal about your life and the people close to you?

The Symbolism of the Seven of Cups

Look at the card closely. You see seven cups filled with various items, some of which are gifts while others are curses. In the picture, there is also a man and a cloud. Combined, these elements symbolize dreams and reality. It is very important not to lose sight of life and become lost in your dreams while wanting impossible things from life.

The Seven of Cups is all about distinguishing your dreams from reality. Drawing this card in a reading means that there is a lot of thinking and weighing your choices waiting ahead. It is a great card to represent your imagination and desire to be a part of something bigger. However, do not lose sight of what is important by staying in your dreams and ignoring reality.

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Create your own destiny with the 7 of Cups

This card tells you that you create your own destiny. It tells you to look around, evaluate your life, and make choices that will help you in the long run. Do not chase short-term rewards, because they might damage your chances for a better future. In the yes or no reading, the Seven of Cups is a neutral card, and its meaning depends on the question you are asking. It also might signify a lot of uncertainty related to your question. 

Upright Meanings of the Seven of Cups Tarot

Upright meanings of the Seven of Cups can teach you to be more grounded in reality and the decisions you make in various areas of your life. Below are the meanings of this card in the upright position for romance, career, health, and spiritual well-being.


If you drew this card in your love Tarot reading, you are about to make a difficult choice in your relationship. For single individuals, this means that you will have several suitors showing their interest at the same time. But if you are in a relationship, someone will appear to wreak havoc on your emotions. Choosing between your current partner and your new passion will not be easy.


When you see the Seven of Cups Tarot in your career reading, do not jump to any conclusions just yet. Typically, this card in the upright position indicates a change that might not work out in your favor. If you wanted to start your own business, this might not be the best time. And if you received a better job offer than your current position, evaluate it carefully. Avoid making hasty career decisions.


Have you tried to do too much work lately and neglected your health? Then this might be a sign to give yourself some rest at work and take better care of your body and mind. For instance, you might need to start exercising more if you drew this card in your health reading. This is a good time to also consult your doctor about any physical discomfort you are feeling.

Spiritual well-being

Seeing the Seven of Cups in your spirituality reading can be a starting point for you to discover your life purpose. Why are you here? Instead of looking for the answer in the environment surrounding you, look into your own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Think about your choices in life that brought you where you are now. This will give you insight and strength for future decisions.

Reverse Meanings of the Seven of Cups Tarot

Reverse meanings of the Seven of Cups Tarot can signify a lack of clarity in your wishes and desires. Taking some time to figure out what you truly want from your life is crucial for moving toward a better future. Here are the meanings of this card in a reversed position for romance, career, health, and spiritual well-being.


You are probably feeling confused about what you want from love and relationships. If you are single, then do not make any rash decisions. Instead, try to discover what you truly desire and learn to love yourself first. If you are in a relationship, then try to sort your feelings and remove any unclarity and misunderstandings between you and your partner. Take action to elevate your love life.


A reverse Seven of Cups card in your career reading is a symbol of opportunity. Perhaps you are stuck in the same profession for too long and need a change of direction. Or, you might be presented with a new job opportunity when you least expect it. When you are feeling out of options, a choice will suddenly appear that will help you change the situation you are in right now.


This card in the reversed position tells about some trouble with your mental well-being. You might be feeling unusually anxious or even depressed during this time. Although these might be just passing feelings, the card asks you to pay more attention to your mental health and look inward to recognize the emotional challenges you might be experiencing.

Spiritual well-being

Seeing the Seven of Cups in your spiritual reading is not a good sign. It might tell you that you have lost your purpose and joy in life. It is very important at this point to try and bring more fun and enjoyable activities into your daily routine. They do not have to be complicated either – taking a refreshing walk in nature or sketching your favorite flowers might just be what you need. Now that you know and understand the meanings of the Seven of Cups in your Tarot readings, you will know right away what you can do to change your situation for the better.