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Seven of Cups Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Designation

Seven 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-7, seven-of-cups, seven, cups

Description

Cups holding strange visions are presented to a figure in the foreground, as if offering a choice.

Meaning of Seven of Cups from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck

Upright

Fairy favors, images of reflection, tenderness, imagination, scrying; moderate success, but nothing permanent or substantial.

Reversed

Desire, will, determination, project.

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.

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