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Tarot Alley uses the Rider Waite type of deck for our meanings, symbols, interpretations, etc.

When determining the Seven of Cups tarot card meaning, you should consider that it’s a Cups card and a Seven. The Suit of Cups represents emotions and relationships. Sevens represent imagination, inner work, and psychology.

In this way, we can determine that the Seven of Cups represents feeling creative.

Take a look at the Rider-Waite Seven of Cups displayed to the left (or above).

What is your first impression?

What do you see? What does the item contained in each cup say to you? Why are they floating on a cloud? Who is the figure? What are they doing?

There’s no right or wrong answer here, just your interpretation.

Astrology: Venus in Scorpio
Element: Water
Numerology: 7 (imagination, inner work, psychology)

Common Symbols

  • Cups Filled with Things: the 7 cups are often filled with any number of fascinating items (some good, some bad) to represent fears and motivations.

Keywords & Concepts

  • Dreams
  • Goals
  • Illusions
  • Imagination

The Seven of Cups for Personal Growth

Affirmation: I use inner vision as a tool for growth.

Your imagination is a powerful tool that helps shape your experiences and how you view the world. Learn to channel your imagination and focus your thoughts so that you can take personal responsibility and make your dreams come true.

Imagination is most powerful when it’s paired with action. Do something with it!

Ask Yourself:

  • What do you want the most?
  • What do you fear the most?
  • How are your wants and fears related?
  • How is your imagination working for you? Against you?
  • How might a clearer personal vision help you choose a single cup from the many available?
  • What do you need in order to shift confidently from imagination to action?
  • How might things change if you fantasized less about outcomes and more about new ways to take action?
  • In your situation, what is the worst possible outcome? What’s the best possible outcome?
  • How are your hopes and fears shaping your thoughts about the challenge of the moment?

Interpreting the Seven of Cups

Generally, the Seven of Cups represents feeling creative. Now is the time to motivate yourself through your imagination. You can make your dreams come true.

Visualize the things you want and the actions you’ll need to take to get them. Stop letting conventional ideas hold you back. Be creative and use your imagination in problem-solving.

The Reversed Seven of Cups

How you read reversals is a personal choice. You can ignore reversals and read them as if the card is upright (this is what I often choose to do) or you can interpret reversals as variations of what they would mean upright. There are 3 common ways to read reversals: as a negative interpretation, as an opposite interpretation, or as a block on the upright interpretation. Check out How to Read Reversals for more information.

Typically, a reversed Seven of Cups represents a lack of action. Examples include:

  • Obsessing about fears and consequences so you never do anything
  • Spending all your time dreaming and not enough time working
  • Allowing fear or uncertainty to control you

Examples of the Seven of Cups

Specific Interpretations

Specific situations are the general interpretation (from above) used for a specific situation (love, career, etc). There is no need to memorize these (or even look them up) if you understand the general interpretation. However, here are some basic interpretations for some specific situations:


Stop imagining the perfect world of how things ought to be and start facing the realities of how things are. Then take whatever steps are necessary to make your relationships more rewarding. But remember, life is not a Hallmark movie so be realistic.


Don’t allow what could happen to distract you from what is happening. Sure, you can (and should) plan for things but you shouldn’t spend most of your energy on dreams. Hard work is what will get you what you want, not sweet dreams.


You should allow your imagination to help you develop a clear vision of your spiritual path and goals.

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The Seven of Cups tarot card meaning is all about feeling creative. Use your imagination as fuel to take action and make your dreams come true.

Once you feel comfortable with the Seven of Cups tarot card meaning, check out the next card in the tarot deck: the Eight of Cups Tarot Card Meaning.


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