Seven of Cups Tarot Card Meanings 2018-01-15T16:11:35+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).

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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 it 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 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:

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.


  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.

  11. Hal May 10, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    HI inger I did a reading and got the fool, seven of cups and six of cups? Can you give me your thoughts? I asked a question related to where my love life is right now. I am single.

  12. Inger Bråthen May 11, 2017 at 7:14 am

    The cards say you will be with someone you have a very strong spiritual connection with, and you will create a strong family together. I feel you will meet this person quite soon as well since you get the fool and the fool often shows up when things will speed up very quickly. 🙂

  13. Lisa June 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Seven of Cups Ace of coins can you tell me what that means in a relationship reading

  14. Inger Bråthen June 24, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I feel there is a door opening in your life and a new beginning in your relationship.

  15. JL July 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Inger,

    Just hoping for some interpretation clarity. Did a spread on whether I should close the chapter on a situation between myself and a man I’ve been on and off with.
    Self: 7 of cups
    Situation: Empres
    Challenges: 3 of coins

  16. Inger Bråthen July 4, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    I feel you will be moving on from this person. There is someone new on the horizon for you.

  17. Helena Samu July 11, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Dear Inger!
    My question was to the tarotdeck: What is it, I dont see/or notic in the man whom I am in love with?
    The answer: The Magician, Seven of Cups, Ten of Swords.
    Next: What shuold I notic in his case? Six of Cups, The Hermit, Tree of Swords, Knight of Pentacles.
    How would you clarify it?
    Thank You!

  18. Inger Bråthen July 12, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    I feel he is lonely…he has spiritual gifts, but he doesn’t have anyone he can share with that understands.

  19. Lorraine July 14, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Hello lovely. I have been dealt the 7 of cups and the wheel of Fortune. Could you advise me please xx

  20. Inger Bråthen July 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Hi, Lorraine. Whatever you are searching for will soon cross your path. 🙂

  21. Corina July 28, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Hi inger,
    I asked about my past, present, and future with a guy that I am presently at odds with. I received the following cards: The Loversking of wands, and 7 of cups. What do you think? Thanks in advance.

  22. Inger Bråthen July 30, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Hi. I feel the cards are telling you to be very specific and clear when you communicate with him. I feel this is based on a misunderstanding.

  23. Larissa August 25, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Just did a general reading – what do you make of ace of pentacles, 7 of cups, and 7 of swords? Thanks ahead for your help.

  24. Lisa August 25, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Hi Inger, I did a reading about where will I meet my twin flame/soulmate and I got the seven of cups, knight of pentacles, and two of swords. What does these cards combination mean? I will appreciate your response soon.

  25. Inger Bråthen August 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Hi, Lisa. Seven of cups often means you could be meeting online. Knight of pentacles indicate you share similar interests and two of swords means this person could be right in front of your eyes for a while before you notice him.

  26. Inger Bråthen August 28, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hi, Larissa. I feel pressure will be taken off you and a better life is waiting for you where you have an increase in your life style and living status. This life is more rewarding to you spiritually.

  27. Erica September 14, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Hi I asked will we become a coup land I got seven of cups two of cups and two of swords. Thank you.

  28. Inger Bråthen September 16, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Hi. Seven of cups often shows up when we doubt if the connection is real or if it just a crush. This is why you got two of cups (feeling it) with two of swords (thinking it). I feel you will go back and forth with this one for a while, and I feel you could be dating for a while, but I don’t know if you will be settling down together.

  29. Idaly H. October 13, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Hi Inger!! I did a spread for my country. Three weeks ago it was devastated by hurricane Maria. I asked the cards about my country’s welfare and ability to overcome the humanitarian crisis it has sunken into.
    Spread: past, present and future. Past: the star; present: the magician; and the future: 7 of cups. I do not like 7 cups as a future card because of it’s dreamlike and not very practical connotations. Would you please shed some light into this reading? Thank you!

  30. Inger Bråthen October 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Hi. I feel things will work out. 7 of cups show up when you can relax and that means things will improve for your country and things will be less intense for you.

  31. Crystal October 19, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Hi Inger,
    I asked tarot a question about my friend’s legal matter and pulled seven of pentacles, four of wands, seven of cups, six of wands, ace of wands, tower and four of pentacles. Can you please help me decode the message?

  32. Inger Bråthen October 23, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Since no swords showed up, and swords often speak of information and facts, it can mean there is some information that must come out that for some reason isn’t.

  33. Robbie November 2, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Hi Inger
    I did a reading for my daughter to see if her boyfriend who ended their relationship 5 months ago would call and apologize for all that has happened between them I got seven of cups, King of cups and the magician .my daughter is hurt because he never gave her a reason why he ended the relationship

  34. Inger Bråthen November 6, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    I feel he could be coming back with some excuse why he ended it and he could be wanting to reconnect with her again. If that happens, she should think it through, because he is very selfish and I feel he ended the relationship because he wanted to focus only on himself and his plans and his own success and he isn’t very considerate of other’s feelings.

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