38-Three of Cups – Upright Thoth Deck

Your Chosen Card – Three of Cups Upright Thoth Deck

When upright, the Three of Cups depicts three friendly individuals in a happy celebration, perhaps of a good harvest. It is a time of happiness, success, favorable issue, and abundance. Why are the maidens rejoicing? Perhaps they have received good news about a project, a promotion, recovering from illness, an engagement, a wedding, or the birth of a child. Their creative juices are flowing. The harvest has been abundant and they know how to have a good time.

Keywords Upright: Happy times, joyous celebration, a fortunate outcome, friendship, sensual pleasures, merriment, partying, exuberance, healing, creativity, favorable issue, fulfillment, a good harvest, showing gratitude for abundance, enjoying material goods.

Timing: 10 Cancer–20 Cancer. Tropical, 2 July–11 July. Sidereal, 27 July–5 August.
Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury in the second decan of watery Cancer also the realm of the Queen of Cups (Water of Water) and the Chariot (Cancer). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Number Symbolism: 3 – fertility, creativity, a triadic relationship, the first fruits of a joint venture.

Crowley/Thoth: Abundance, plenty, merriment, abounding joy, pleasure, new clothes.

When Three of Cups is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise.  If Three of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Three of Cups is trying to tell you.  If you had a particular issue in  mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.

This chosen card is part of your upright card reading for Three of Cups using cards from the Thoth Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.

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Complete Book of Tarot
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Complete Book of Tarot: As the central theme, the Chariot represented his journey to China to find work in his profession. As he and I discussed the variations on this theme, it became clear that the Page of Swords was linked to a recent conversation he had with his family, in which they told him that they wished that he would move back to Spain to live closer to them, get married, and start a family (themes linked to the Hierophant). To his family, the decision to live and work in China seemed a very unusual way to pursue a career (symbolized by the Hanged Man). His hope was that eventually all would be happy with his decision and celebrate his success (Three of Cups).

Tarot Books

Creative Tarot: Calvino, both in Castle and his other writings, worked extensively with fairy-tale story lines and imagery. Travelers lost in snowstorms and forests, magical and inexplicable happenings, characters of royalty, peasantry, and nomads. There’s a man who climbs into a tree and refuses to come down. There are cities built out of words, cities built out of dreams. So, of course, a writer like that would be drawn to the tarot—they all spring from the same realm.

Complete Book of Tarot: No matter how you decide to keep your tarot journal, it is an invaluable tool in the learning process. When you review what you have written, you will be impressed by the progress you have made and will almost always gain new insights as you reflect on past readings. Some readers eventually use the material in their tarot notebooks as the foundation for writing a book about tarot.

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Tarot Triumphs: Appropriately enough, for chapter three, I’d like to introduce the significance of the number three in relation to the Tarot. The sequence of the twenty-two Tarot Trumps lends itself well to considering numerical values, and straightaway it’s obvious that the twenty-one numbered cards divide up into three sets of seven.6 Three is therefore a good place to start exploring the numbering. ‘Three-ness’ may be less prominent in Tarot than, say, its sevenfold structure, which we shall come to later, or its interesting juxtaposition of twenty-one and twenty-two; but the pattern of three is, in my view, more useful in learning the process of Tarot divination. It opens up the idea of three as the prime basis for the creative forces of the universe, the three elements that lie behind any situation in human life, and it also gives us a base from which to explore the interactive possibilities of the cards.