Seven of Cups as Feelings 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 our 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 Feelings

If you are asking about how someone feels about you and you draw the Seven of Cups, it means that this person is feeling like they have to make a decision about something. All of the choices look tempting right now, but some may be illusions. This person feels like they have to take their time and consider their options carefully. They do not want to rush. They want to make the best decision possible for themselves. 

This person may also be feeling like the grass is greener on the other side. They are fantasizing about the other paths their life might take, depending on the decisions they make. They are still searching for their purpose in life. They feel undecided. 

For singles and those embarking on new relationships, the Seven of Cups means that this person is feeling undecided. Right now, they have a lot of options in front of them, and they aren’t ready to commit to one just yet. They may have come out of a bad relationship previously, or perhaps they are just an indecisive person. In any case, this person wants to take their time to consider all of their options. They do not want to rush into things.

For existing relationships, the Seven of Cups indicates that this person is having second thoughts about where your relationship fits into their life. They are experiencing analysis paralysis. They may be feeling like the grass is greener on the other side. They may be wondering what other paths their life might take, if they chose to do something different. And yet, they are unmotivated to do anything different. It’s more fun to just think about it. We all go through periods of wondering about things, so this is only a problem if it continues on and on. If that is the case, the best thing for you two to do is to have an honest conversation about your shared vision for the relationship.  

If you are asking about an old flame or an ex’s feelings about you, the Seven of Cups indicates that they are feeling like they have a lot of options right now. They are enjoying being single. They are not concerned about having a long-term relationship right now, even though that’s one of the options that they are considering. If you are wondering if they are ready to get back together or reconcile, the answer is not yet.

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Seven of Cups is a sign that they are not ready for commitment yet. They do not want to rush into such a big decision. They want to carefully consider all of their options. If you are needing to make a decision, this person is not going to make it for you. You will have to decide where your boundaries are, and if you are willing to continue waiting for them.  

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Reversed Seven of Cups as Feelings

When the Seven of Cups is reversed, it means that this person is feeling a lack of clarity in what they want in love. They feel confused and that their life is chaotic right now. Because they are unable to make a choice, they are experiencing wasted time, missed opportunities, emotional upheaval, and mixed messages. They feel like they are drowning. 

This person is feeling like they are overwhelmed by all the choices they have right now. They are feeling unfocused. Whenever they look for clarity, they cannot find it. They need to reduce the amount of choices on their plate. 

For singles and those in new relationships, the Seven of Cups reversed is a sign of feeling overwhelmed. They are being inundated with options right now. They are feeling confused and frustrated. They know that by not making a choice, they are only going to invite emotional strife and mixed signals into their life. But they’re experiencing complete analysis paralysis right now. The only thing that they feel sure about is that when they do move forward, they are going to do it for themselves and their own values, not for others. 

For those in committed relationships, the Seven of Cups reversed is a sign of feeling a lack of clarity in what they want. They feel confused about where your relationship is headed, and where they fit in your future. There are so many ways to go. What is going to be the right way for them? And is that way also good for you and the relationship? They know that to succeed, the two of you need to go back to the drawing board and start from first principles. What are your shared values? And from there, how can you build a shared vision for the future together? 

If you are asking about an ex’s feelings about you, the Seven of Cups reversed means that they are lacking clarity about what they want out of love. They have a lot of options in front of them, and they are stuck. They don’t know where to go from here. If you are asking about getting back together or reconciliation, they need some time to work through their issues independently of you. If they do not have confidence in their own choices, they will not have confidence in your relationship. 

In the context of whether or not a relationship is headed for commitment, engagement, or marriage, the Seven of Cups reversed means that they are feeling stuck. They don’t know what they want. They don’t know if they want to move forward, but they also don’t want to be without you. They are covering their head in the sand, hoping that you’ll be fine with them not making a decision. They are not ready to move forward with a bigger commitment right now.  

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Conclusion

For relationships and feelings, 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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