Your Chosen Card – Seven of Cups Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Seven of Cups highlights the importance of sentiments and images that come to mind during moments of reflection and contemplation. Such imaginings may reveal our wildest desires but they may not be grounded in reality. Many possibilities seem available, making it difficult to decide which path to follow. At some point we must stop daydreaming, soberly assess our options, and make hard choices. Otherwise we risk wandering in a state of confusion or unreality, like the fictional character Walter Mitty.
Keywords Upright: Images of reflection, imaginings, daydreams, fantasies, visualizations, possibilities, illusionary choices, a multitude of options, scrying, visions seen in the glass of contemplation.
Timing: 20 Scorpio30 Scorpio. Tropical, 13 November22 November. Sidereal, 6 December15 December.
Astrology: Lovely and affectionate Venus (debilitated) in the third decan of watery Scorpio, realm of the Prince of Wands (Fire of Fire) and Death (Scorpio). Venus is linked to the Empress.
Number Symbolism: 7 – assessment, reevaluation, standing at a threshold, seeking advantage.
Crowley/Thoth: Debauch, illusionary success, promises unfulfilled, errors, deceit, lies, deception, mild and brief success, external splendor but internal corruption.
When Seven 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 Seven of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Seven 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 Seven 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: When upright, the Seven of Cups highlights the importance of sentiments and images that come to mind during moments of reflection and contemplation. Such imaginings may reveal our wildest desires but they may not be grounded in reality. Many possibilities seem available, making it difficult to decide which path to follow. At some point we must stop daydreaming, soberly assess our options, and make hard choices. Otherwise we risk wandering in a state of confusion or unreality, like the fictional character Walter Mitty.
Creative Tarot: But there is another aspect to the tarot and similar systems that we have not discussed yet, and that is the randomness of the draw. You have a deck of cards, ranging in number from seventy-eight to over a hundred, depending on the design, and from that you draw a set number of cards at random. Coincidence rules which cards come out and in what order.
Complete Book of Tarot: My background in medicine and psychotherapy has prompted me to apply the same ethical standards to tarot readings that I use when seeing patients in the consulting room. Perhaps the most famous set of ethical guidelines was elaborated by Hippocrates late in the fifth century BCE. These standards have become a cornerstone of medical practice. Paraphrasing Coplands 1825 translation of Hippocratess original Greek text, I have adapted the Oath of Hippocrates for modern tarot readers: 18
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Tarot Triumphs: Three engenders and forms a relationship. Every Tarot card reading involves three elements: the cards, the diviner undertaking the reading, and the question or person inquiring of the cards. This triad of divination allows energy to circulate and an interpretation to arise. It also shows why it may be very difficult to read the cards for yourself, since the question/questioner has to be a separate factor from the diviner; to make that work, you have to place the question, in some sense, outside your own personal feelings and responses.