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Seven of Cups Tarot Card
Meanings and Keywords:


Your imagination.

Wishful thinking.


Learning a Healing Modality.

Having plenty of choices. 

Poor time management.

Emotional emptiness.

Escaping reality.

The internet.




Substance abuse.

Symbolism in Seven of Cups tarot card

The cloud represents dreams and thoughts that change and transform quickly. The human head represents a potential partner to the seeker. The shrouded, glowing figure symbolises the need for illumination and artistic ventures. The snake represents animal wisdom and knowledge. The castle symbolises stability. The treasure hoard symbolises wealth and abundance.  The laurel wreath symbolises victory, honour and status. The dragon symbolises danger. The figure with his back toward us is dark from the shade, symbolising being in the dark about the choices and direction to make, searching without any real direction. Seven of cups can be a symbol for the internet and virtual realities.

Seven of Cups tarot card and Astrology

Venus (Empress) in Scorpio (Death).

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Seven of cups in a general reading

Seven of cups tarot card is the card for daydreaming, illusions, wishful thinking and fantasies. Seven of cups usually shows up when you have plenty of choices and need visions to make them a reality. It might feel better to daydream than to live in reality. The seeker might find it difficult to see clearly what is the best option forward, as Seven of cups denotes that not all options are going to be positive ones. If Seven of cups appears with many court cards the seeker might be influenced by what other people think he/she should be doing. The other tarot cards in the spread will tell you what is the best way forward. Seven of cups can signify that the seeker is searching for answers on the internet.

Tips when Seven of Cups shows up in a reading: Help the seeker finding ways of improving their time management. 

Seven of cups in a love reading

In a love reading, Seven of cups tarot card denotes searching online for love. If the Seeker is in a relationship Seven of cups can mean the Seeker is escaping the reality of the relationship by daydreaming, reading and spending time online. The Seeker might not feel emotionally fulfilled in the relationship.

Seven of cups in a career reading

In a career reading Seven of cups tarot card signifies internet jobs (ie. online business), and being the ‘jack of all trades’. Seven of cups can also mean the Seeker’s work is in the alternative healthcare industry and in healing careers.

Seven of cups as feelings

Seven of cups speaks of feeling in love with love and in love with ideas rather than anything concrete. The Seeker loves the idea of things more than the real deal. Seven of cups as how someone feels about you denotes the person is unsure how they are feeling. This person could have a crush on you but they don’t know if it is real love or not.

Learn what Seven of cups tarot card means in the Grand Tableau.

Personality types in Seven of Cups tarot card

Seven of cups tarot card denotes someone who is losing themselves in illusions and enjoy escaping reality. This card could indicate a personality not yet fully formed or their personality is changing. They lose themselves in fantasies to help them cope with a life they find difficult. They need to find significance in their life so that their life can be satisfying. They often have unrealistic expectations and enjoy indulging in excess. This is someone who procrastinates and has difficulty making decisions. Seven of cups people often have unrealistic expectations and don’t know how to deal with painful consequences. They need to watch out for abusive people as they do not know how to defend themselves effectively and can easily become victims of bullying.

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Seven of cups tarot card meanings reversed

Seven of Cups tarot card reversed indicates the seeker’s imagination is blocked. Daydreaming has turned into thoughts of fears and anxieties. Seven of cups can denote a downward spiral of depression, anxiety and possibly even drug and alcohol abuse. We all need time to daydream and a place for our imagination, however, Seven of cups reversed indicates that there is no such space.

Personality types in reversed Seven of Cups tarot card

Seven of cups tarot card reversed is someone who has a poisonous secret and/or a past that is poisoning them in some way. They are often extremely confused and they are unable to see or deal with the truth about a situation. They have a hard time accepting reality and often turn down professional help. They never listen to advice. This is someone who has issues with jealousy and dangerous partnerships. Their lives are filled with conflicts and dirty secrets. Seven of cups reversed people are unable to see other ways of living and are stuck in imbalanced and unhealthy patterns.

Seven Of Cups Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Seven of cups:

7 of cups + The Fool: Searching for a new beginning.

7 of cups + The High Priestess: Becoming more independent.

7 of cups + The Emperor: Simplifying your life.

7 of cups + Death: Re-discovering a childhood dream.

7 of cups + The Star: Fear of abandonment.

7 of cups + The Moon: A creative blog.

7 of cups + Ace of pentacles: Changing your appearance.

7 of cups + Three of pentacles: An ideas person.

7 of cups + Five of pentacles: Online friends.

7 of cups + Knight of pentacles: Bored at work.

7 of cups + Ace of wands: Craving a change.

7 of cups + Three of wands: Writing down your ideas.

7 of cups + Four of wands: Online community.

7 of cups + Five of wands: Rumours.

7 of cups + Seven of wands: Searching for love. Craving love.

7 of cups + Knight of wands: Publishing.

7 of cups + Queen of wands: Online Entrepreneur.

7 of cups + Ace of swords: Winning against the odds.

7 of cups + Three of swords: Hurting someone without knowing it.

7 of cups + Page of swords: Avoiding boredom.

7 of cups + Queen of swords: Over-qualified.

7 of cups + King of swords: A conductor.

7 of cups + Ace of cups: Creative problem-solving.

7 of cups + Two of cups: Online dating.

7 of cups + Three of cups: Online friendships.

7 of cups + Eight of cups: Creating a vision.

7 of cups + Page of cups: A dreamer.

7 of cups + King of cups: A marketing genius. A writer.

Seven of cups tarot card meanings summary

Seven of cups tarot card denotes the kind of mindlessness you experience as you aimlessly surf the internet without knowing what exactly you are looking for, and at the same time, you end up learning about things that are mostly irrelevant to your life. It is nice to switch off from stress, and ever so often you stumble upon something that is valuable to you. In your daydream, there are moments of real clarity. It is advised that you write them down or they might disappear with all the other thoughts that enter your dream time. Seven of cups also denote you are about to learn or advance in a healing modality.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Cups Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Seven of Wands, Seven of Pentacles, Seven of Swords. 

Learn the meaning of the Number 7 in numerology here.