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Three of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Three of Cups

About the Deck

Vivid Waite Smith

These cards are featured in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.

Provenance

Loren Lundgren, © 2021

Tags

cups-3, three-of-cups, three, cups

Description

Ladies stand in a garden with cups held high, as if making a promise to one another.

Meaning of Three of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; an easy birth; victory, fulfillment, solace, healing.

Reversed

Adventure, speed, achievement, end; excess in physical enjoyment; the pleasures of the senses.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Mutual love.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Unexpected advancement for a military man.

Reversed

Consolation, cure, end of the business.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Success, Triumph, Victory, Favourable issue

Reversed

Expedition of business, Quickness, Celerity, Vigilance.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

a son born in the course of the year; unity of sentiment.

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