Seven Of Cups – Rider Waite Tarot Deck

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I. Seven of Cups Rider Waite image description

The Seven of Cups depicts a person facing the mysterious appearance of strange images from those cups in a floating cloud. The cloud evokes ideas, dreams, thoughts, illusions, transitions, and mysteries. Turning back to the character, his hand posture shows the surprising emotion. The gift in each cup is a mixture of positive and negative visions: the snake – wisdom and knowledge; the fabric – the need for intellectual development; the human head; the co-star of the magicians; the tower – stability and strength; the treasure – wealthy and abundant; the laurel wreath – winning, honor, and status; the dragon – supernatural forces.

Seven of Cups Rider Waite image description

The man was very surprised to see those abstract images. Although seven cups appear as gifts, they still contain certain dangers. This shows that sometimes you have to consider among the many options, though they all seem attractive, only one thing is the best. And at times, not all the choices are reality but fantasy.

You can imagine looking around your room right now and realizing the furniture is still in a mess, you know this card would say anything to you, though you are not sure. The card wants to convey the message, “Yes, order and hard work are great, but would not it is more interesting if we let go of all that?” Giving it all is what the Seven of Cups wants to say.

It is easy to foster efficiency and orderliness. We all like to see beautifully trimmed lawns, the system of records sorted alphabetically or learn how to manage time. In other words, we like the disciplined world of the Emperor. We respect the order in all forms and want everything in life to be into the framework. This card represents the balance, for all reckless, unrealistic, and irrelevant elements.

Conversely, if you are falling into a certain chaotic circumstance, the corrective methods may be necessary requirements. No one can feel happy and work effectively in an environment that makes people go crazy. Rules will help to create the structure for life. If you look carefully, the shaky state of seven cups in the card represents the risk of the consequences of decadence, addiction or fall.

Sometimes, the laziness appears in your thoughts or dreams. It is easy to wish for something, but it is not easy to make that wish come true. When you see this card, make sure you work hard to make the plan work out. You need to adjust your life and commit yourself to do what is necessary to achieve the goal, even if one of them is just cleaning up your home.

Keywords related to the Seven of Cups Tarot card:

II. 7 of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Wish, Choice, Expense.

Want to sink in the dream

  • Create wishful thinking;
  • Dreamy;
  • Stranded in illusion;
  • Let the imagination fly away;
  • Self-fascinated;
  • Build a castle in the air;
  • Waiting for luck;
  • Lack of focus and commitment;
  • Dodge putting ideas into the experiment.

Have many choices

  • Provided many alternatives;
  • Face many alternatives;
  • Believe in limitless possibilities;
  • Select and pick.

Falling into the dissipated situation

  • Desire too much;
  • Let go of it all;
  • Become unorganized;
  • Eat/drink/party excessively;
  • Do not pay attention to your health;
  • Engage in an addictive lifestyle;
  • Slothful;
  • Delay.

III. Opposite and Support Tarot cards to the 7 of Cups

Opposite cards

  • Magician – focus and commitment;
  • Emperor – discipline, structure;
  • Temperance – balance, neutralizing;
  • 4 of Pentacles – order, control;
  • 8 of Pentacles – work hard, self-nominated;
  • 9 of Pentacles – discipline, limitation, purification.

Support cards

  • Devil – deprave, desire, calming;
  • Moon – illusions, unrealistic ideas, delusion;
  • 9 of Cups – excessive enjoyment.

IV. 7 of Cups Upright Card Keywords

fanciful, illusion, wishful thinking, choice, imagination

Words and Keywords

Wishful thinking, imagination, daydreaming, poor concentration, uncertainty, a difficult choice, not think clearly, too many choices, cannot decide, random thoughts, scattered energy, unrealistic expectations, choose among many alternatives, illusion, disorganization, romanticism, emotions dominate rational thinking, escapism, inability to cope.

Status changes, fantasy, a meaningful dream, spiritual sense, unrealistic, the fiction of the imagination, desires, confusing choice, longing, a hard-to-control imagination, a difficult decision, excessive use of drugs or alcohol (especially if there is a card of “escapism” – like the Moon – appears in the spreading), abuse, the illusory thinking, you can not have everything, pay attention to details without understanding the bigger plan.


The Seven of Cups is a card of choice. This card often implies confusion and may even imply the disorganization or too many things going on. It shows that the images in your mind need to be processed, not just in dreams but in the real world. You should be careful and consider the hidden delusions in the choices you are facing. The character in this card is a dreamer and can see beauty and excitement as well as difficulties and fear in the future.

If you are constantly caught up in your dreams and your imagination, or if you are scared, you will never be able to move forward and turn dreams into reality or overcome those fears. Therefore, this Cups card says that although dreams are beautiful and they inspire you to take action, you have to know to stop at the right time and return to the real world.


Generally, this card indicates that you need to narrow your goals. When this card appears, most likely you are working too much, and much of what you do not achieve high efficiency. You just need to pick the most important things and do each one carefully. You may feel overloaded. Remember that you can always control at least a few aspects as well as control the workload you have chosen.


If you have a business opportunity or business deal that you feel is too easy, then it is probably too good to be true. Consider where you are investing money and belief. If you are working or want to work in a creative environment, the appearance of this card is a sign of good progress. But if the job or field you are working involves the accuracy, computation and business, this card is a warning that you are spending too much time on unrealistic thoughts. You will need to be alert and focused.


Seven of Cups wants to tell you that you may be able to grasp many options in hand, but be clear and specific about what you want in a relationship, evaluate those options carefully and thoroughly, be honest with all the people involved (including yourself), and then decide. Remember that dashing emotion only occurs in the early stages of a relationship, it cannot last forever. Many good relationships will progress to a more sedate and less impulsive stage at some point. However, this does not mean that you will get bored with your love.


This is not a good time to invest in finance. But if you have to invest, you need to consult professional beforehand. Your business may be over-dispersed (this is especially true if you are self-employed). For maximum profit, focus more.


Any symptoms related to the health you are experiencing may be partly due to lack of sensitivity and sensitivity, but of course, consultation with physicians is also necessary. Exercise will help you to enhance your sense of well-being.


Let’s visualize the important goals and desires in your mind that you have been fulfilled. You should use positive statements (such as “I am confident”, “I can do it”, etc) to make your dreams come true. Keep a positive attitude. If you need help, ask. There are many positive influences around you, you just need to know where to find them.

Situation and advice

You may feel stuck or confused when making a decision. The options seem too much or too even, or each option can have several different types of trade-offs. You can not have everything and you are not sure which way to go. Your heart urges you to go in one direction and your mind tells you to go to another one. You need to concentrate and focus on a single target for success. At this point, your dream is your worst enemy.

Your success will depend on careful consideration of the issues. The Seven of Cups warns that your thoughts may be too messy to make the best choice. Your expectations may not be realistic and your imagination may have gone too far. The wise person will spend time looking for more information. On the other hand, this is a great time for any kind of creative project. Sometimes, this card can foretell a meaningful dream or spiritual intuition. If so, remember to listen to your inner voice.

It is also a card of desire. Each cup contains the desire of wealth, beauty, success, and a nice house (castle or tower). However, not all the glasses have a positive effect. Two cups contain a snake and a demon so that the Seven of Cups can be a mixed blessing. Be careful what you wish for because you can only get it at a price.

The temptation goes along with the Seven of Cups. With so many choices displayed in front of you, you are easily affected by the cup of the jealous and cunning snake. The temptation here might be sexual or emotional ties outside of marriage, and all other things that seem harmless and interesting at the moment of speaking. But in most cases, the price for those temporary pleasures are too much and can affect our entire lives.


Visionary people, unrealistic people, illusory dreamers, artists, creators, people who face too many choices, troubled thinkers.

V. 7 of Cups Reversed Keywords

seduction, illusion, diversionary tactics

Words and Keywords

(+) Resoluteness, a realistic attitude, determination, the need to make a clear decision, a good choice, have the ability to pay attention to detail to understand the bigger plans, the time to act, the mind wins over the heart, clarity of thought, hurt someone emotionally, easy to make decisions, see things realistically, perseverance finally wins, succeed at the second time.

The need to try again, back to the basic concept; on a beautiful day, you can see everything clearly; I decided, get rid of the nonsense.

(-) Disillusionment, confusion, self-deception, hallucination, escape from reality, dreaming, lost the opportunity, initial failure and need to retry, false promise, fear of success.


The Seven of Cups is a card of delusion, temptation, and diversionary tactics. Your view of life at this moment is a bit illusory, and your fantasies cannot be made in the real world. You do not want to face the daily reality of life. You can not determine what you are really looking to turn it into reality.

It is also a card of choice. When this card appears during a spread, it is time to decide and take the next move.


Generally, this reversed card brings the message that you will have to decide on the necessary choices and to carry out important moves in a certain way. Believe in your courage. You may have noticed where you should start. Let’s do it, and then you will succeed.


When the Seven of Cups reversed appears, you may need to pay close attention to someone in your work environment who tends to take unnecessary risks and who may be dishonest. Believe in yourself, if you feel something is wrong, it probably is.


When it comes to love, this reversed Cups card implies that you finally understand what you want and need in love as well as ready to do what is needed for that to happen. Listen to your instincts. There is nothing wrong with identifying your thoughts for someone you care about. You may be surprised by their reaction. It would be better if you act for real instead of letting life go by in the mindset of thinking “what if?” Believe in your own courage. If you think (and have clear evidence) that someone does not treat you well, then you are right.


In general, this reversed card refers to the time that you need to be careful with money, do not risk it. There are millions of choices about what you can do with the money which you have worked hard for, but at this point, you need to be careful and prioritize the safety. You have or will soon have to make some important financial decisions. Let’s decide, and do it radically.


The Seven of Cups reversed says you have begun to recognize what you need to do to support your health better; you must have at least one or a few very clear ideas. Believe in those thoughts (assuming that your healthcare provider also agrees with you) and stop thinking around. Now it is the time to act.


You may be in the process of recovering from some spiritual experimentation. This is the time to do things that you know for sure you must have to do, whether it is to forgive yourself, forgive others or meditate. The answers you seek are within yourself, look for them, and do what is necessary.

Situation and advice

You may have considered a decision that you need to come to an end. It may have been difficult to make the choice among different options or process of action, and you may have had the feeling of disillusionment. Maybe, your feelings have covered up this problem, or maybe you have scattered energy rather than pursue a determined action. Your first attempt to achieve a goal may have failed because you have not focused wisely or did not have enough concentration.

You can now see mistakes in the past and the wrong start of those previous efforts; this allows you to set clearer action to achieve your goals. Besides, you have overcome your confusion and have a more realistic attitude. However, you need to put the problem into context and have a clear view of the reality of the situation. Now you can think clearly about the options and come up with a sensible and wise decision. Finally, you should focus on the essential and perseverance to pursue your good ideas.

The Seven of Cups implies that if you set a clear and specific goal, your hard work and diligence will ultimately pay off. On a more positive note, this reversed Cups card says that you can finally eradicate the fog of confusion and illusion, and focus on the goal you chose as well as find out the best way to solve the problem.


Those who struggle to see the problem clearly, hardworking students, the person with the practical mind.

When the Seven of Cups Tarot card appears in a single spread, it is important to look carefully at your current situation, see how disturbed and disorganized you are right now. Is everything being controlled excessively? Maybe, you need to let go a little. The time when a rigid system collapses, it is also possible that extraordinary creativity arises.

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