Upright: celebrations, parties, social gatherings, creativity, libations, baby showers, weddings, happiness, joy, feast, graduation, fun, friendships, group work
Reversed: hangovers, gossip, no social life, too much partying, delayed celebration, cancelled celebration, broken engagement, broken relationship, fired from job, being left alone, feeling over-crowded, overextended, need solitude
Generally speaking, the upright Three of Cups brings happiness into your life that is shared with others. It can symbolize a time of happiness or joy that signifies an event, such as parties and weddings.
This Tarot card may also signify something you’re working on in a creative way, such as an artistic project or hobby.
The Three of Cups inspires creativity and helps you to celebrate other people’s successes with joy and fun!
Whatever the occasion, it’s time to celebrate, let your hair down, and enjoy being in the company of like-minded others.
This card often appears when a major announcement will be made – like a pregnancy/baby shower, engagement or wedding, acceptance of a new job, and such.
Upright Three of Cups Card Meanings For Relationships
If you’re in a committed relationship and the Three of Cups shows up in your reading, it means that the relationship is likely to experience news of something upcoming as a reason to celebrate.
It could be a pregnancy, engagement, or wedding, or even if not for you, you and your partner may be invited to a wedding party or some other time to celebrate.
In a relationship spread, the Three of Cups may indicate that you and your partner should be making plans to be more social or attend parties together.
If you have friends who want to spend more time with you, consider going out on couples’ dates or trips – these should be mutually beneficial for everyone involved.
Upright Three of Cups Card Meanings For Singles
If you’re single and the Three of Cups appears in your reading, it means that you will soon find yourself flooded with potential dates or suitors, even if you’ve been lonely for quite some time.
Someone from your past may also resurface now, so be on the lookout for that.
Also, you may wind up falling for someone who is already part of your larger friend group, and this union would be looked upon favorably.
The overall energy here is not too serious, however.
Make sure you allow yourself to have fun with the dating process right now.
Putting too much stress or seriousness on it will backfire.
Upright Three of Cups Meaning For Money & Career
If your main concern is your career path when the Three of Cups shows up, you should know that your hard work is about to be rewarded by some kind of celebration.
It often signifies graduating, receiving a credential, being offered a raise or promotion, or being honored for some commitment you’ve made and seen through.
This card can also signal that you will have a favorable time associating with coworkers or business partners in the workplace.
And, if you’re in a client-facing business, you will have good dealings with clients as well.
If you’re having a hard time at work and the Three of Cups shows up, consider how working with others can help you thrive.
This is the card of joint work and community so if you’re not having success going it alone, team up with someone else for better results.
Reversed Three of Cups Meaning For Money & Career
The Three of Cups reversed in a career reading means that you are lacking support from those around you.
They might be trying to sabotage your work or someone is out to get you at work.
In either case, this is a period of strife and stress that could last a few weeks or months but will eventually pass as long as you don’t feed into it and make it worse.
If it’s a financial situation, this card reversed can mean that your plans or ideas will be postponed and you’ll have to wait longer than expected.
A launch date for a project might be pushed back and it could impact your budget as well.
Overall, understanding that this card reversed is often a sign that things aren’t quite working out for you, but it’s often a sense of delayed results rather than impossible results.
With patience, things will work themselves out.
Just give it time.