Seven of Cups
Daydreaming, Illusion, Dreams, Choices, New ideas
Confusion, Lacking purpose, Making bad choices
The Seven of Cups represents, imagination, choices, dreams and fantasy. The seven cups in this card represent different ideas, choices, and visions we may have while we dream.
This card can remind us to really look at any ideas we have and make sure that there are no shadows lurking in the background. Be careful of wishful thinking and be cautious of choices you make.
This card can also suggest that you may be excited, but also fearful when it comes to what you visualize. It's possible that you have dreams you'd like to reach, and you are enjoying daydreaming about them, but when it actually comes to taking action, you hesitate. The Seven of Cups wants to remind you that if you do not take action, your dreams will never become a reality. Only you have the power to make it happen.
Alternatively, this card also wants us to look into our dreams. Sometimes the best ideas come to us when we are sleeping. Keep a pad of paper and a pen by your bed and write down your dreams. If you are having trouble making a decision or coming up with new ideas, advice from your unconscious may help you.
Card in Reverse:
The Seven of Cups in reverse is some-what similar to what it means in the upright position, only it's taking on a more negative tone. Perhaps your dreams are planted more in fantasy than reality. For example, your goals for the future that you like to daydream about don't seem very realistic. It's also possible that you are unwilling to face the realities of life, and you take comfort in escaping them by dreaming of another. You may be feeling lost right now, and you aren't sure of what you should search for. Know that this confusing time will not last, though you can help it along by trying to ground yourself in reality. It doesn't have to be scary, it can be as little as learning to accept the world around you as it is in this very moment.
Many choices in career, Making a firm decision
Choices, Being cautious about relationship decisions
Confusion in love, Living in fantasy, Avoiding making choices
Lacking options, Missed opportunities, Unsure of what you want
Upright: If you are single, it's possible right now that you are being faced with a difficult choice between different lovers, friends, or family members.
It's also possible that you may be tempted by shiny promises and offers, but the Seven of Cups cautions you, they might be too good to be true.
Take your time to really look at all your options realistically. And if need be, you can always decide to not make a decision at this time.
Reverse: It's possible that you may not know exactly what you are looking for at this time. Love seems confusing and it often sparks a bit of fear in you. It's okay to take a step back in love and focus on yourself. There is no rush. Practice patience and spend some time asking yourself when it is you truly want.
Upright: You may have a variety of career options right now. There are a lot of different ways you could go, and a lot of them seem to be very promising. It might feel like you need to make a decision right away, but really look into each option carefully. Could they be too good to be true? Take your time to uncover any hidden illusions, and when the time is right, you will know what to do.
Reverse: You might not have many options right now when it comes to your career. It's possible that you missed out on some opportunities and you're regretting it. Its easy to get stuck on negative emotions, but the Seven of Cups encourages you to look forward. Perhaps those options weren't meant for you. What is meant to be will come when the time is right.