Seven of Cups as a Person Tarot Card Meaning Sibyl Tarot

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. 

Upright Seven of Cups as a Person

If the Seven of Cups appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person is very creative and full of ideas. However, they can also be a little scatterbrained and may have a tendency to have too many things going on at once. Alternatively, they may have many ideas, dreams, plans that they never act on in the 3D. This card is astrologically associated with Venus in Scorpio. Because both Venus and Scorpio carry feminine energies, this card carries a passive, receptive energy. We all have a little bit of both energies expressed in a balanced way, regardless of which gender we identify as.

For physical characteristics, the Seven of Cups as a person represents someone who is sartorially imaginative, eclectic, and colorful. This is the type of person who would get stopped by a street fashion photographer, and end up on a fashion magazine or site somewhere. Their style is usually to not have one fixed style. They may reinvent themselves regularly, or dress depending on mood. So, they may dress in a dreamy, ethereal style one day, and wear a dark aesthetic the next day. They tend to favor lighter workouts such as yoga or barre, or anything outdoorsy like walking, hiking, or running. 

For emotional characteristics, the Seven of Cups as a person represents someone whose feelings can be “all over the place,” but because this card was drawn in the upright, this is not necessarily a bad thing. This could simply be your friend who’s super random, and they’re just fun to be around. They could be one of the most creative people you’ll ever meet. Another thing about this person is that they have many interests. This is your scatterbrained but brilliant professor friend. 

For careers, the Seven of Cups can represent someone who works with multiple clients at once. They will usually do well in industries where their imaginative nature is considered an asset. For example, this person could be an author of both fiction as well as non-fiction books. This person could own multiple businesses in different fields: one in the food and beverages industry, a clothing boutique, and a metaphysical shop. Or, if they’re a freelancer, they may be a social media manager who manages multiple accounts. They’re seemingly capable of doing anything and everything, which is admirable, but they need to watch out that they don’t get burned out.

The Seven of Cups as a person represents someone who makes you see things from a different perspective. The Seven of Cups is all about variety. In traditional depictions of this card, seven cups appear out of thin air amongst clouds. Having a chat with this person may feel like reading an absurdist fantasy novel, which can be disorienting, but never boring. You may know you’re about to disagree with their views, but you’re always interested in hearing what they have to say next. They can be a bit wishy-washy, but they’re also both inspired and inspiring.

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Reversed Seven of Cups as a Person

If the Seven of Cups reversed appears in a Tarot spread as a person, that means that this person tries to be “realistic” to the point of being dull and unimaginative. Alternatively, because reversals tend to manifest in extremes, this would be somebody who is so unrealistic to the point of being delusional. Because this is a Minor Arcana card, some of these traits will not be inherent aspects of their identity. If they are behaving unfavorably, they might just be going through a temporary phase. It may be a behavioral pattern that they can still unlearn, if they choose to. Good or bad, nobody is perfect, and people can use their free will to change for the better.

For physical characteristics, the Seven of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who gets overwhelmed by fashion trends because they try to follow them all. This person might even be prone to getting into debt just to fulfill their need to be on trend. They may be compulsive shoppers, or they have intense FOMO. They don’t have a personal style, because their idea of “style” is following fashion trends. This person may have a tendency to over accessorize. They also hop from one trendy workout to another, their hobby might change from rollerskating to adult ballet to tennis within months. This is the type of person who switches to the newest fad diet, even if it doesn’t necessarily fit their nutritional needs.

For emotional characteristics, the Seven of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who is too realistic, even cynical. Regardless of their biological age, this person has lost their sense of wonder. The energy is very similar to the Fool in the reverse where there is a loss of innocence, optimism, and joy. Because reversals tend to bring out the more extreme manifestations of a particular card’s energy, they can either be unimaginative or so imaginative that they’re almost delusional. If you’re romantically involved with this person, they may have lost their faith in monogamy and fidelity. Alternatively, drawing this card in the reverse in a love reading may indicate a person who’s settling due to a lack of options. 

For careers, the Seven of Cups reversed can represent someone who tries to do too much. They may do too much out of greed, for example, they may take on too many clients. This person might be overly ambitious but unwilling to do the work or acquire the skill set required to meet their goals. This is the type of person who will go after a job or promotion that they’re unqualified for, and then when they don’t get that position, they will come up with crazy conspiracy theories on why they were rejected. Either they need a reality check, or they are the reality check. This card may also indicate somebody who has given up all their dreams because they don’t believe their dreams to be realistic. They’re confused, and they may not be sure what they want to do in life. 

The Seven of Cups reversed as a person represents someone who makes you feel just as confused as they are.  When drawn in the reverse, this card may represent breaking an illusion or falling into a rabbit hole of delusion. This person may believe in conspiracy theories, and suck you into their worldview. Or, they may dismiss your spiritual beliefs, because they’re not open to believing in anything that is intangible. Alternatively, you may be dealing with somebody who has some serious substance abuse issues. If you care about this person, it’s probably time for an intervention. 

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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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