What does Three of Cups Mean?
The Three of Cups is all about having a good time, and indulging yourself. This means going out with your friends, having some adult beverages, staying out late, and maybe having too much desert. It’s both a friendship and a dating card. It has a lighter, carefree energy. That isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes, we need a little fun in our lives. Before we get into the individual meanings down below, it’s important to know the general meaning of the Three of Cups. For each of the card situations below, that meaning will shift just a bit.
What Does Three of Cups in Reverse Mean?
Three of Cups Reversed can mean spending too much time living it up. This is a card about having fun, spending time with friends, dating, and enjoying an active social life. In the reverse, there’s an imbalance here. It’s fine to have a great time and go out with friends, but don’t ignore responsibilities.
Another possible meaning here is that you aren’t having any fun. Cards in the reverse usually refer to a blockage or an imbalance. You might be working really hard, spending your time chasing a goal, and not enjoying your life in the moment. We can’t only live for the future.
Three of Cups Yes or No
The Three of Cups in the upright for a yes or no question, is a yes for me. Why? Because this card is in the upright, and it’s a green light. There is nothing blocking the energy here.
Three of Cups Reversed Yes or No
When this card appears reversed in your reading, it doesn’t bode well for a yes or no question. I view reversed cards as blocked energies, so this would be a no to your question in my book.
Three of Cups as a Person
Let’s apply this meaning to a person. Since we are talking about cups, the individual you are dealing with could be a water sign, a Pisces, a Cancer, or a Scorpio. The water signs are represented by cups. This person might also have a lot of water in their chart, or they could be someone who is intuitive and in touch with their emotions.
Since this is a card about having fun, the person you are dealing with could be the life of the party. They might enjoy going out to a club and staying out all night. They might be someone who always finds the joy in any situation. On the flipside, this might be an individual who indulges themselves in other ways. Maybe they enjoy designer purses or the latest pair of sneakers.They are focused on their wants, and they don’t necessarily think about tomorrow or the next day. They have a carpe diem kind of philosophy about life, and this moment right now is what matters.
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Three of Cups as Feelings
When it comes to feelings, the person you are thinking about might only be interested in having fun. This might be a lighter relationship like a friends with benefits, or a situationship, rather than a serious romance. This person might not be thinking about a commitment at this time. Instead, they want to enjoy the moment and not think about the future.
This person could also view this relationship as something fun, something they look forward to. They enjoy having a great time with you, going out to dinner and dancing. And they haven’t developed deeper emotions. Yet. Give them some time. The point is, they love hanging out with you and that’s a great thing.
Three of Cups Reversed as Feelings
This might be someone who is indulging themselves a little bit too much. Since this card is about living it up and having a great time, this person might be ignoring other aspects of their life, including their relationship. They might be staying out all night, missing work. Or maybe they have missed dates with you. They aren’t making this relationship a priority and their feelings for you aren’t that deep.
Since this is a three card, there might be a third party situation going on. Maybe your person is seeing someone else on the side, or you aren’t dating exclusively. If the Five of Wands, the Seven of Cups, or another Three card (Three of Wands, Three of Pentacles, Three of Swords) shows up in your reading, you might have a third party issue going on in this relationship.
Three of Cups Love Reunion
This is often seen as a celebration card. It’s about living it up. It’s also seen as a dating card or going out with friends. If you are wondering about a reconciliation or a reunion with someone, this is a great sign. This could mean the two of you are getting together to go out to dinner. It means the two of you will be reuniting or reconciling.
Three of Cups Outcome and Three of Cups Future
When this card appears in the outcome of your reading or is in a future position, then you can expect a celebration, meaning you have a reason to go out and party. Maybe you have reconciled with someone or you have gotten the job or the promotion. There’s a sense of being lighthearted and carefree when this card appears in a future placement or an outcome. So go out and have a fantastic time! It sounds like you are going to have a reason to celebrate.
Three of Cups Health
This a party card, so it’s time to celebrate. If you have had health challenges, you will be having some victories here. This can also be a call to spend time enjoying your life. You might need a mental health break. This is a time to decompress. Enjoy spending time with friends and family.
Three of Cups Career
This is a card about good times. You might having something to celebrate here like a raise or a promotion. Maybe you are ready to start your own business. This can also indicate working in an environment that feels fun. Or perhaps you really enjoy the work that you do, and you get some personal satisfaction out of your work.
Three of Cups Reversed Career
Reversed cards usually indicate a block or an imbalance. Maybe you are spending too much time working and you need to take a vacation. You aren’t actually enjoying your life. If you have been focused on a promotion, or starting a new business, or trying to get another job, you might be burning yourself out. It’s time to go out with your friends and blow off a little steam.
When it comes to office politics, there might be a group of people who are playing office politics you need to watch out for. This can refer to gossip or even to being sabotaged at work. Chances are, there’s something going on behind your back that you don’t know about. So be careful. This could even indicate a toxic work environment, and it might be time to search for another job.
Three of Cups Timing
When it comes to timing a situation, this could mean three years, three months, three weeks, three days, three hours, three minutes…you get the picture. However, it could also mean the third month of the year, or the third day of a month. The point is, a three will be showing up here.
Energy is an important aspect of timing cards. If you encountered any blocked energy (reversed cards) in your reading, or resistance cards like the Two of Wands, Two of Pentacles, or Four of Cups, the longer your time span will be. The good news is, that the sooner you sort that out, the shorter your length of time will be. So move some energy!
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