The Three of Cups is the card of joy, friendship, community, gatherings, and celebrations. The card features three women dancing in a circle, raising their cups in the air in a toast. There is something to celebrate today, and they are determined to party hard. In addition to having fun, they are building connections with each other.
The Three of Cups reminds us that no relationship is complete without joy and celebration. There is a time to work hard, but there is also a time to party hard. We build relationships with others by celebrating the wins, big and small, of our lives. The Three of Cups reminds us to take the time to celebrate with the people we love. Community creates meaning.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Three of Cups, that means that you not only see your person as a lover, but also as your best friend. There is a sense of camaraderie here that not all couples have. You truly have each others’ backs. Drawing the Three of Cups in a love reading may also indicate that you are part of their soul tribe, indicating that there is a deep soul connection between the two of you. This card is astrologically associated with Mercury in Cancer, which represents kind and caring communications. Mercury is a fast-moving planet, and Cancer is the sign of foundations, so you could build a pretty solid foundation and great rapport very early on in your relationship.
The Three of Cups as love outcome is a sign of having a relationship that’s worth celebrating. Although this is not a typically strong “power couple” card, as a unit you will be pretty well known and well respected within your community. The Three of Cups is also a card of abundance, so you may find that you are each others’ good luck charms. You could also find that your person is a great support system, and vice versa. You’re always supportive of each other in trying to reach your goals. The two of you are always quick to celebrate each other’s wins.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Three of Cups as love outcome means this is a relationship where you will have a good time! Some relationships are very somber and serious, but this relationship will feel like a party. You will always be having fun, and going on little adventures with your person, your life will just feel more exciting with this person in your life. However, that’s not to say that your relationship will always be light and casual. The Three of Cups may also represent wedding celebrations. Especially with its astrological association with Cancer, the two of you may enter into this relationship with a clear vision of wanting to start a family someday.
If you are in a new relationship, the Three of Cups as love outcome means your relationship is going to be quite harmonious. Both you and your person are likely people who value peace, harmony, and community. Getting along with both of your respective family and friends groups will be very important to both of you. Thankfully, both of you are willing to adapt and compromise to each other’s social circles to make this work. In numerology, the number 3 is also the number of co-creation, so you could be thinking of starting a family, business, or project together.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Three of Cups as love outcome means your relationship is still fun and joyous for each other after all these years. The Three of Cups traditionally signifies a sense of community, merriment, and solace. In the context of one-on-one relationships, this card represents your partner seeing you as their rock. You are their support system, and they love how you get along with the rest of their support system (their friends and family). Your person is extremely grateful that you turned out to be somebody who gets along with their social circles. If you’re hoping to take your relationship to a higher level of commitment, this card can be a hint at a possible wedding party in the future. Your person is just generally very happy and content to have you in their life.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Three of Cups as love outcome means coming closer together with your person. If you are separated by distance, your person cannot wait to have you near them and introduce you to their friend group. The number 3 in numerology means community, short-distance travel, as well as family and friends within your age group. Your person can’t wait to have you be part of those things in their life. If you were inquiring about an ex that you’re interested in reconciling with, this is a positive card to draw. It signifies your partner feeling like you are a part of their family, their support system, and they can’t wait to have you back in their lives.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Three of Cups reversed, that means that there is discord. This card can indicate that you and your person are not getting along, not on the same page. Your person could be worried about your future together. And these concerns may stem from the fact that you may not be getting along with their friends and family, which are such an important part of this person’s life. Or, you could be the one with these concerns, perhaps your partner isn’t getting along with your support system. You don’t feel supported in this relationship.
The Three of Cups reversed as love outcome is a sign of feeling like a key element of the relationship is missing, dampening the mood of the entire relationship. This could be a lack of chemistry, lack of camaraderie, or lack of friendship. Many couples believe that it’s just enough to be lovers when it’s so important to also be your partner’s best friend. Perhaps this is something that you should look into to enrich your relationship. The Three of Cups in the reverse can also speak of overindulgences and bad habits. Perhaps some of these factors are putting a strain on your relationship.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Three of Cups reversed as love outcome means there may be things that you need to find out about your person. In the reverse, this card can speak of overindulgences, bad habits, third-party situations, or just being an all-around Debbie downer. Try to find out why their previous relationships didn’t work. You can start by directly asking your person what happened, and use your intuition. This is not to say that you should judge your person by their past or believe that they can’t change. But, it’s good to know what to look out for, to avoid getting unpleasant surprises.
If you are in a new relationship, the Three of Cups reversed as love outcome means you need to look out for possible overindulgence in your person. These overindulgences can come in the form of bad habits such as substance abuse or obsessive behavioral patterns. They may have a very negative outlook on life that dampens your mood. You may find that being around this person makes you feel less optimistic about life. Another possibility is a tendency to fall into third-party situations. Whatever the case may be, be mindful to not be an enabler of your person’s more negative traits. Have boundaries, and know when to prioritize yourself.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Three of Cups reversed as love outcome means you or your partner may no longer be happy in this relationship. Maybe you feel they’ve changed, they’re not the joyous or cheerful you fell in love with. Your person could have developed some negative habits along the way. They could overindulge in endless partying, substance abuse, or getting involved in third-party situations. This would be a good time to reassess where you are in this relationship. Have you put up with this for too long? Have you been an enabler? You can have a discussion and try to work things out, and heal the relationship. But also think of your own mental health and wellbeing, and know when to walk away
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Three of Cups reversed as love outcome means you might feel unhappy in this relationship. If you are separated by distance, perhaps you’re very concerned about your person’s tendency to overindulge. Try not to worry too much about things that you have no control over, but also know when to walk away from a situation that negatively impacts your mental well being. If you’re inquiring about an ex that you’re interested in reconciling with and their bad habits and overindulgences were an issue in the past, they haven’t changed. In fact, this person may have just become more overindulgent since your separation. It might be best for you to walk away and find happiness elsewhere, especially if a third party is involved.
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For love readings, the Three of Cups represents joy and celebration. No relationship is complete without it. There is a time to work hard, but there is also a time to party hard. When you win, celebrate that win with the people around you. When the people you love win, cheer them on as their biggest supporter. The Three of Cups shows us that by building our communities and support systems, we grow stronger in love.
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