3 of Cups

 

 

 

Upright position:

 

A good fortune in love, a happy conclusion, unknown talents are discovered, a sensitive and sympathetic person, hospitality

 

The 3 of Cups is often considered to be a card of "reunions." But this is not always a romantic reunion, alas… it's reunion in the broadest sense, running back into (or meeting with, purposefully) someone or something that you have been away from for some time. It's generally considered to be a happy reunion, an upbeat card.


General: In general, things should be going well. You can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you have been apart from for some time. It also can mean celebration – your own or someone that you care about - such as the celebration around a new baby, wedding, or other happy occasion.


Work: The 3 of Cups is also a good omen with regard to work. Money should be coming in, you could be coming into a new job and/or a promotion. The mood in general in your working world should be relatively pleasant. If you are looking for work, you should be quite successful (perhaps surprisingly so) at how well things work out for you. So don't give up.


Love: Although this card can mean a reunion with a lost love; it does not always indicate that. You must look carefully at the rest of the reading in context, to decide whether that interpretation fits. If you are single, the most likely interpretation is that you will meet a likely love soon - someone who really "fits the bill" of the person you are looking for, and that this person will be a new love, not someone you "used" to be with.


Finances: This is an important time to not be too attached to money. It will be flowing in fine; but may be going out just as fast or nearly as fast. It's important to know that this is an abundant universe, that your needs (financial and otherwise) will be met, provided you play your part.


Health: This is a great time to consider what you are doing - and perhaps should be doing - to increase your health and vitality. Do you need more exercise? More rest? Think it through, and come up with a game plan. You can do better - if even only slightly - than what you are doing right now.


Spirituality: It may be important now, particularly if you usually attend to your spiritual side in solitude, to reach out to others. This can lead to a spiritual awakening. Think about whether or not you have need of a "spiritual teacher" (in the flesh) and if you do, seek one out! This can be any sort of trusted counselor, not even necessarily someone who identifies as a "spiritual leader."

 

 

 

Reversed position:

 

Pain, gossip, unknown talents remain hidden, overindulgence

 

The reversed 3 of Cups is an upbeat card which often refers to building and enhancing one's sense of community. When this card appears this is not a time to "go it alone."


General: The reversed 3 is still a very positive card, you can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you have been apart from for some time. There is a sense of feeling supported by friends and family. Make a point to stay in touch with people now.


Work: With the 3 of Cups reversed, it's important to consider how your personal relationships are going at work. Envy or jealousy can be an issue now. The mood in general in your working world should be relatively pleasant. If you are looking for work, you should be quite successful (perhaps surprisingly so) at how well things work out for you. So don't give up.


Love: If you are in a committed relationship and recieve the reversed 3 of Cups, you may find that financial stresses are affecting your relationship. If you are single, you may very well meet a new romantic possibility through friends, make a point to get out and mingle (in groups!) if you are looking for love.


Finances: As with the upright 3 of Cups, this is an important time to not be too attached to money. What you are "worth" has nothing to do with the size of your paycheck. Money will likely be flowing in just fine; but may be going out just as fast or nearly as fast. Don't allow yourself to give in to feelings of jealousy about other peoples' finances. Just take care of your own.


Health: The reversed 3 indicates that you can learn a lot, and make some important strides in improving your health, by taking a look at what your friends and family members are doing to support and improve their health. Ask around. Don't be proud.


Spirituality: The 3 of Cups reversed indicates that you can benefit from fellowship now in order to deepen your spirituality. Even if you consider your spiritual side to be intensely private and dislike talking with others about it, this is an excellent time to consider and learn from the experiences and attitudes of others to their spirituality. Reach out in whatever way you can.