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Tarot Cards Explained:
Three of Cups

What it can mean for your career, health, and lovelife

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The Three of Cups is a tarot card that symbolizes celebration, friendship, collaboration, and communal happiness. It is often associated with parties, friendships, and social events, signifying a time of merriment and celebration. This card often comes up when we are having a good time enjoying the company of others and can indicate the presence of a close-knit group of friends or family.


The Three of Cups features three joyful young women raising their cups in the air in a celebration of some kind. The women are dancing in a circle, signifying friendship, community, and shared experiences. The card is filled with a sense of abundance and joy; the fruit and flowers scattered around suggest fertility, growth, and abundance. In the background, there is a field that symbolizes fertility and the wealth of emotional fulfillment.

General Meaning

This card generally means that it is time to celebrate with friends and loved ones, to share your success and joy, and to express gratitude. It suggests community, creativity, and completion of a project. It implies that your social life is full, and your relationships, whether they are friendships or romantic connections, are going well. It's a card of enjoying the good things in life.

Love and Relationships

In the context of love, the Three of Cups signifies harmony, celebration, and good times. Singles can look forward to meeting someone through their social network. Those in a relationship may find it is thriving and can look forward to a period of joy and harmony. It could also signify a celebration such as an engagement, wedding, or birth.

Career and Finances

In a career context, the Three of Cups indicates celebration, teamwork, and success. It may suggest that a project or task has been completed successfully and now it’s time to celebrate. It also signifies a harmonious and collaborative work environment. Regarding finances, it suggests prosperity and abundance as a result of your efforts.


In health readings, the Three of Cups signifies healing, good health, and physical well-being. It often represents recovery from an illness and a time of rejuvenation. It also encourages you to enjoy life, to appreciate the good health you have and share your positivity with others.

Spiritual Contexts

From a spiritual perspective, the Three of Cups denotes spiritual fulfillment and emotional growth. It's about connecting with your spiritual tribe and sharing your spiritual journey with others. It also suggests a time of celebrating your spiritual milestones and achievements.

Past, Present, and Future

In the past position, it shows that your past relationships and experiences have brought joy and fulfillment. In the present, it indicates that you are experiencing a phase of happiness, friendship, and celebration. As a future card, it forecasts a time of abundant joy, successful social interactions, and celebrations.

What it means if Reversed?

When the Three of Cups is reversed, it can suggest overindulgence, excessive partying, or gossiping. It can also represent feeling isolated, left out, or having conflicts within your social circle. In relationship readings, a reversed Three of Cups might indicate infidelity or a love triangle.

What it means in Yes or No Reading?

In a Yes or No reading, the Three of Cups is generally considered a Yes card. It suggests positivity and the manifestation of your wishes. However, it's important to maintain balance and not overindulge in celebrations.

The Three of Cups represents joy, abundance, and friendship. Whether upright or reversed, it can provide guidance on your social relations and personal celebrations. Enjoy the good times, but remember not to overindulge. Balance is key.

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