The three of cups is luxury, joy, celebration, revelry, bliss, thankfulness, reflection. This card is about looking back on what has passed and looking forward to what is to come and being so pleased about the whole juicy journey.
There is a sense of community and connection to other people — stereotypically female friendships, then familial ties — that doesn’t always resonate with me because I am so introverted and I don’t “thrive” because of relationships. To be honest, this is probably something shadowy in me that needs some attention, but on the whole, at the moment, it doesn’t bother me.
Mostly, the three of cups speaks to me about lust for life and being proud of my journey. It symbolizes the creature comforts of life, the beautiful things. I love these three (white) women, how they all look a little different (tbh just their hair color and length), their beautiful floral crowns, the lush scenery, the massive goblets and the ripe fruit before them. The cups are the suit of water, but I get a very grounded, rooted, feeling from this card. This card encourages stability and a strong sense of self.
This is a lovely card for New Year’s Eve because, for today especially, it asks us to reflect, but only on the good stuff, and to say fuck off to all the bad stuff or whatever that didn’t work out this last year. It asks us to be hopeful for the future, to look forward to what will come to pass, and to celebrate the cycles of life.
I really like this card, particularly this depiction. I don’t always exactly connect with it because of what I said above re: relationships, but this version speaks very clearly to me.
I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.