Each cup holds an option, a reality, a desire. Since this is part of the suit of cups, there’s an emotional component to this card’s dazzling options. Some seem completely realistic, while others are pure fantasy. Emotion can cloud your judgement or it can act as a catalyst.
When you get this card, you might be in the process of discerning the real from the fantastic. As long as the Moon or Two of Swords is not in your reading, allow the fantastic to inform the realistic. Treat the fantasy as a metaphor for something you can’t quite understand yet. Dig deeply into your heart and wait for the best option to come to you. You might want to read your tea leaves for guidance, but meditation will probably serve you best in this process.
It’s okay to integrate a little fantasy into the real. You may end up living something you could have only dreamed was possible.
The Seven of Cups only interacts with the Moon and Two of Swords.
Moon: When the Seven of Cups (Hearts in other decks) combines with the Moon, it represents confusion or living in a fantasy world.
Two of Swords (Spades): When the Seven of Cups (Hearts in other decks) combines with the Two of Swords (or Spades in other decks), it represents confusion or living in a fantasy world.
The Suit — Cups or Hearts
The cup holds water, the heart holds emotion. Water nourishes, refreshes, revives. Emotions remind us we’re alive, give us reason to commune with others. Water can give life and take it away. Emotions can make us want to feel more and wish we could just stop feeling entirely.
This suit invites us to that place below the surface, to search for the Holy Grail, to get in touch with our creative side.
Number — 7
Seven is a number of mastery, reflection, and assessment.