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Seven of Cups Art and Meaning

Sola Busca Tarot Deck

About the Deck

The oldest complete tarot deck we possess, and one of the only early decks to be fully illustrated.

It is by no means certain, but it has been alleged that the Sola Busca tarot deck was commissioned to honor Alfonso d'Este on the occasion of his wedding to Anna Sforza, granddaughter of Bianca Maria Visconti.

Provenance

Italy, c.1491.

Meaning of Seven of Cups from the Sola Busca Tarot Deck

Upright

Physical or material perfection. Artistic ideals. Aesthetics.

Reversed

Narcissism; undue pride. Vanity.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Success and happiness.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Fair child; idea, design, resolve, movement.

Reversed

Success, if accompanied by the Three of Cups.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Pain Slight illness. Recovery from illness. Health.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Idea, Sentiment, Reflection, Project

Reversed

Plan, Design, Resolution, Decision.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Calm content

Reversed

boredom, satiety.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

misfortune threatens the family, but love is proof against all trials.