Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meanings 2016-10-15T04:55:32+00:00

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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).

Seven of cups tarot card meanings upright

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 health care industry and in healing careers.

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 self-deceptions to escape emotional emptiness. They lose themselves in fantasies to help them cope with a life they find difficult and meaningless. 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:

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

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

Seven of cups + The Emperor: Simplifying your life.

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

Seven of cups + The Star: Fear of abandonment.

Seven of cups + The Moon: A creative blog.

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

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

Seven of cups + Five of pentacles: Online friends.

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

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

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

Seven of cups + Four of wands: Online community.

Seven of cups + Five of wands: Rumours.

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

Seven of cups + Knight of wands: Publishing.

Seven of cups + Queen of wands: Online entrepreneur.

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

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

Seven of cups + Page of swords: Avoiding boredom.

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

Seven of cups + King of swords: A conductor.

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

Seven of cups + Two of cups: Online dating.

Seven of cups + Three of cups: Online friendships.

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

Seven of cups + Page of cups: A dreamer.

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

Seven of cups tarot card meanings summary

Seven of cups tarot card denote 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.


  1. Catou December 25, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    What does seven of cups mean with the empress in a two card reading?

  2. Inger Bråthen December 27, 2016 at 12:05 am

    Hi, Catou. The seven of cups with the Empress mean that if you pray (seven of cups) you will be able to achieve a very happy outcome (Empress).

  3. Jun February 2, 2017 at 9:52 am

    What about hanged man, knight of pentacles and seven of cups in a love reading?

  4. Inger Bråthen February 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Hi, Jun. This card combination indicates that you will make a decision about love that will also benefit you overall in life, and this will also give you a new opportunity work wise. I believe you will make a very business oriented decision. Knight of pentacles can mean that your work and love life is somehow connected.

  5. April March 14, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    What about the 10 of cups, 7 of cups, and paige of pentalcles?

  6. Inger Bråthen March 15, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Hi, April, depending on the question, however, this is a very spiritual card combination, and the seeker here has some spiritual gifts they can develop further. In relationship, there is a spiritual connection between the couple that can be explored further, which will bring them closer together.

  7. Lisa March 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Hi Inger. I drew these cards in this order with regard to what am i nit seeing. 7 cups, magician, 2 cups, king cups, hanged man , the world. ? Your help would be much appreciated thank you.

  8. Inger Bråthen March 15, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    These cards can mean there is someone coming into your life that you will be very excited about, this person could already be in your life, and is a soulmate.

  9. Christine March 30, 2017 at 10:42 am

    What would 7 of cups mean as a strengths card?

  10. Inger Bråthen March 30, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Hi, Christine. 7 of cups as a strength card speaks of having psychic gifts.

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