Tarot Tuesday: The Three of Cups

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Welcome to Tarot Tuesday!

Each Tuesday I will be pulling a card from my grandmother’s tarot deck and writing about what the card could mean for the signs, broken up by element. The elements of the zodiac are Fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), Earth (Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn), Air (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces). 

I may pull a card from the major arcana, representing our inner wisdom. Or I may pull a suit card, representing outside influences. I may even pull a court card signifying a specific person in your life. This card can help you set your intention for the rest of the week or it can provide a visualization of your current situation. Don’t forget to check your moon and rising signs as well as your sun sign. You can check your birth chart here.

Three of Cups

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This week I drew the Three of Cups, the card of prosperity and fertility. In tarot, the number three symbolizes hidden opportunities. It can also symbolize creative endeavors and joyous celebrations like a marriage or pregnancy.

Cups are the suit of romance and emotion. This suit can represent all stages of love, whether it be new, unrequited, or long-standing. When a cup card comes up in a reading it can mean that we must make a decision based on emotion rather than logic. This suit reminds us that it is okay to listen to our hearts rather than our heads sometimes.

In my grandmother’s deck, the card is depicted as three youthful golden-haired feminine figures in a garden of red fruits and pumpkins. One of the figures wears a white robe, another one wears a red robe, and the last one wears a yellow robe. They wear laurel wreaths in their hair. They each hold a golden cup as they joyfully dance around each other in a circle.

Though the card’s image may vary from deck to deck, the meaning is often the same. The Three of Cups represents abundance. When this card pops up in a reading, it can indicate a new committed relationship, a marriage, or a pregnancy. It can also symbolize a familial celebration of some kind.

You may meet new friends or prospective significant others at this time. Old friends or family members whom you have not seen in a long time may come back into your life.

What This Card Means For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

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Fire signs are ruled by their passion and drive. The Three of Cups speaks to your desire for a prosperous future.

Aries, if you have been worrying about money, this card wants you to put those fears aside. Things will work out for you financially.

Leo, an exciting career opportunity may arise for you soon. Keep your mind open to new job possibilities.

Sagittarius, if you have been feeling mentally, emotionally, or physically ill, this card wants you to know that you will soon feel revitalized.

What This Card Means For Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

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Earth signs are ruled by their dedication and desire. The Three of Cups speaks to your need for love and family.

Taurus, this card wants you to surround yourself with your biological and/or chosen family. Invite your loved ones back into your life.

Virgo, you may have been away from home a bit too long. This card wants you to visit those whom you haven’t seen in a while.

Capricorn, this card wants you to reinvigorate the passion in your romantic relationships. If you are single, this card wants you to find someone who sets your soul on fire.

What This Card Means For Air Signs (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra)

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Air signs are ruled by their compassion and independence. The Three of Cups speaks to your desire for an environment that will bring you joy.

Aquarius, this card wants you to host a nice get-together with friends and family whom you may not have seen in a while.

Gemini, you may have been lost in your own thoughts, but this card wants you to get out of your head. Surround yourself with people who love you. You may need some emotional validation.

Libra, this card wants you to let go of people who bring you pain and hold onto those who bring you joy and make you feel emotionally safe.

What This Card Means For Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio)

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Water signs are ruled by their empathy and imagination. This card may hold more significance for you because the Cups are the suit of water. The Three of Cups speaks to your desire for a happy and healthy relationship.

Pisces, if you are in a committed relationship, this card wants you to discuss taking the next step with your partner. If you are single, this card wants you to consider a relationship.

Cancer, this card wants you to reach out to your loved ones and community. You may want to open your home to someone in need.

Scorpio, this card wants you to summon the courage and ask out that person whom you have had a crush on for a while now.

Tune in next week for another Tuesday Tarot Pull! In the meantime let’s bust a move! In honor of the Three of Cups, let’s listen to this 70’s classic by Sister Sledge!

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