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Three of Cups Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Three of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing.

Reversed

Expedition, dispatch, achievement, end. It signifies also the side of excess in physical enjoyment, and 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.