Three of Cups

Three of Cups

Basic meaning (Rider-Waite)

The basic meaning of the Three of Cups (Rider-Waite) is symbolizing community, friendship, and joy. It represents celebration, collaboration, and a sense of connection between people.

Upright Meaning

When the Three of Cups appears upright, it means it is time to celebrate and enjoy the company of others. It could indicate socializing with friends, celebrating a special event or achieving something together with others. The card symbolizes positive feelings and a sense of satisfaction.

Reversed Meaning

The reversed meaning of the Three of Cups can indicate it is time to withdraw from social settings or that there may be conflicts within a group. It can also point to overindulgence in partying and lack of moderation which could lead to negative consequences.

Example Interpretation

If the Three of Cups appears in a reading where the querent is seeking guidance about their career, it could indicate that collaboration and building strong relationships with colleagues is key to success. If the card appears reversed, it could be a warning that too much time is being spent on social activities at the expense of work and responsibility.


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