The Seven of Cups is the card of choices, fantasies, illusions, indecisiveness, and wishful thinking. In this card, a man stands in front of seven cups filled with various prizes, trying to decide what he wants. He has analysis paralysis. Some cups have good gifts, such as riches and castles. Other cups hold bad outcomes, with dragons and ghosts and snakes. Some gifts may not exist at all.
The Seven of Cups reminds us that choices need to be made in life. Obsessing over multiple options can be a detriment, because we will never be able to choose all of them. We can’t have your cake and eat it too. Sometimes, it’s just best to pick one and make the best out of it. This is true in love as well. When we are paralyzed by choice, we are unable to connect.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Seven of Cups, that means that you need to be mindful of illusions. It is astrologically associated with Venus in Scorpio, which can be both an intense and interesting energy. Venus, the planet of love, can have a beautifying effect on whatever it touches. Both Scorpio and Venus are associated with personal and shared finances, warning us against being fooled by material things. Scorpio is also the sign that rules sexual intimacy, so don’t let that aspect of relationships blindside you. The number 7 in numerology is a spiritual number, indicating that whatever situation you find yourself in will teach you an important spiritual lesson.
The Seven of Cups as love outcome is a sign of overthinking or an overabundance of choice. You, your person, or both could have numerous suitors. This could be an issue if one or both of you have a tendency to be insecure, jealous, and possessive. Also, when a person is insecure, they may seek external validation and attention from others outside the relationship such as third parties and strangers on social media. The number 7 in numerology is also a number that represents independence and individuality. Have a strong sense of self. Feeling comfortable in your own skin and having boundaries will be very important in this relationship.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Seven of Cups as love outcome means ensuring that the relationship is realistic and feelings are mutual will be key. The Seven of Cups can be a harsh reality check. This is the card that forces us to ask questions such as: Is the relationship appropriate and feasible? Is the person you’re interested in who they say they are, perhaps you didn’t know they were married and had a family? Are your feelings for them just an illusion, perhaps you’re projecting on a childhood or past relationship trauma?
If you are in a new relationship, the Seven of Cups as love outcome means feeling overwhelmed. You could feel overwhelmed by the fact that your person is different from what you’re used to. Perhaps they live a very different lifestyle to yours, and you need time to adapt and take everything in. Perhaps you or your person are overwhelmed by the choices you have in love. Settling down with one person may leave you with a “fear of missing out”. This card also warns us to look through the illusions and take off the rose-colored glasses.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Seven of Cups as love outcome means indecisiveness. It may also indicate living a fantasy. This isn’t always a bad thing. Scorpio, which this card is astrological associated with, rules sex, intimacy, secrets, and taboos. If you feel there are no issues in your relationship right now, this card may just indicate having a lively sex life. You may feel like you’ve never been able to be open and be yourself with anybody until you met your person. Your person may view you as a dream partner, exciting, dreamy, and they enjoy all the different facets and sides of you.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Seven of Cups as love outcome means your situation needs to be seen realistically. Avoid wishful thinking. However, make sure you remain in the positive mindset needed to manifest a positive reality. If you are separated by distance, your person fantasizes about you a lot and thinks about all the things they would like to do with you in the future. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, they’re weighing their options. Your person could be thinking about all the pros and cons of reconciling with you.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Seven of Cups reversed, that means that an illusion is shattered or needs to be shattered. When cards are drawn in the reverse, it may indicate the energies of that card being expressed in the extremes. Either your person or you had a reality check, or you’re drowning deep in an illusion. Perhaps you’ve accepted the reality of things, and you’re ready to move on. Alternatively, somebody is making a conscious decision to not see the reality of things although their intuition is telling them otherwise. If this is you, it’s time for you to listen to your intuition (and trust it) as the number 7 in numerology advises us to focus on our spirituality and individuality.
The Seven of Cups reversed as love outcome is a sign of taking your rose-tinted glasses off. It may have felt unpleasant at first, reality is easier to work with and build upon. You can actually get real results by working on a basis of reality and realistic thinking. If you’ve just realized that you were living a lie, you could be picking up the pieces and ready to move forward. On the other hand, if you are willing to give the relationship another chance, you’re making a realistic assessment on things. Focus on healing and working on the relationship.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Seven of Cups reversed as love outcome means you’re being realistic about the future of this relationship. The Seven of Cups is also a card that may signify overwhelm. You or your person could be going through a major life change, for example a move or career change. Perhaps you’re long-distance now, and you’re not too optimistic that it can work out. Your person is willing to give this relationship a chance, but you’re managing your expectations. Being realistic is great and practical, but don’t forget to dream—otherwise, how will you manifest the future that you desire?
If you are in a new relationship, the Seven of Cups reversed as love outcome means you might be in this relationship for the wrong reasons. In the upright position, the Seven of Cups is typically a card that describes having many choices. When drawn in the reverse, on the other hand, it indicates a lack of available options. Are you settling with this person because you feel like you can’t find compatible matches in your area? Alternatively, if you know you genuinely love your person, you are approaching this relationship realistically. This card also cautions not seeing the truth about a new person in your life, so make sure you take the time to actually get to know your person.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Seven of Cups reversed as love outcome means feeling disillusioned by the relationship. As you get to know each other, you may find aspects of your partnership that you’re not too fond of. You could be at a turning point of your relationship, or perhaps even a breaking point. Ask yourself what you can or cannot tolerate. Determine whether this is something fundamental that needs to be addressed, or if this is just a matter of accepting your person as they are. We all want to be loved for who we are, and if you feel like you’re not being accepted, know your worth. Perhaps it’s time to find happiness elsewhere.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Seven of Cups reversed as love outcome means acknowledging the realities of your situation. If you are separated by distance, the two of you need to have a cold, hard look on how feasible and realistic your goals are. This is a great energy to have, especially if you’re planning for the future. You’re not being naive about things. If you are inquiring about an ex you’re interested in reconciling with, your person has accepted that the two of you are not a good match. They may not be open to reconciliation, unless you can convince them you’re willing to compromise.
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For love readings, the Seven of Cups represents choices that need to be made. It’s important to spend time making the right decision for ourselves. It’s good not to rush. But at the same time, always hoping that there is a better option out there is unhealthy and will make us unhappy. Finding a good in between is critical to having a healthy relationship.
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