The figures in this card are toasting to something. This is a card of celebration, of community. If you get this card, you have something to celebrate. Some milestone event, an excuse for a party, has happened, and you are sharing it with friends.
This isn’t just frivolous, feel-good time. These gatherings raise the energy and spirits of everyone in the room. If you are having trouble meeting some of your goals, consider putting together an encouraging dinner group. This small group, shoot for three members, can meet regularly, possibly monthly. Have dinner, drink a little wine, and talk about what’s going on in your lives. Take the time to listen, reflect, and set goals. Participating in this type of group helps give each member the chance to say what they want out loud. Being part of the group encourages and holds each member accountable. Try it for a year. It should give you all plenty to celebrate.
Read my corresponding post on Thematic Tarot.
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 — 3
Three is a number of creativity, cooperation, and integration.