When you draw the Three of Cups, you will see three women lifting their cups up in the air in a celebration of some sort. Good times are in the air, for the three ladies have wreaths made of flowers in their hair. Wreaths are often associated with success and victory, so their happiness is well deserved. The ladies are also seen standing on top of a field of flowers and fruit, further adding to the joyful feelings in this card. There are feelings of beauty, growth, compassion and happiness that the women share between each other.
An interesting note though, in the Rider-Waite the woman in the middle is turned away from the reader and her face hidden from view. However, the two other maidens are seen smiling.
The 3 of Cups tarot love meaning signals celebrations, friendships, and gatherings. If you’re single, you may have luck finding love in your social life. A close friendship may also turn into romance. If you’re already in a relationship, social gatherings will bring the two of you closer together. When you go into the world together as a couple, it may make it easier to see just how well the two of you get along together. Being around friends and family can have a strong effect on the two of you, reminding you of why it is you two have chosen each other. Your love can feel deep and gratifying now.
Upright Three of cups in love
Upright Three of cups in Career
Upright Three of cups in Finances
Starting a relationship, mutually beneficial relationship, working together as a team
Good relationships with colleagues, helpful business partnership
Balanced finances, financial security, not financially stressed
Something isn’t quite right when the reversed 2 of Cups card shows up in a love tarot reading. Either the two of you are becoming too co-dependent on each other, unable to develop each person’s unique talents, or the balance between two partners can be upset with uneven power dynamics. If you’re in a relationship, always make sure to nurture your own and your partner’s individuality; the two of you are different people, with different interests and needs. Being who you are, on your own, will bring more to the relationship than if you were identical to your partner. Sometimes, this card can also point to the pursuit of love at the expense of all else.
Reversed Three of cups in love
Reversed Three of cups in Career
Reversed Three of cups in Finances
Short but exciting romance, third party coming in between you
Work events not going as planned, destructive office environment
Over spending on social gatherings, giving beyond your means