Three of Cups



Three friends laugh together over large cups of tea. All three figures are wearing head coverings. Two of the people are pink-orange and the one in the center is orange. The teacups are orange with yellow stripes and all three sit on yellow saucers. Sugar cubes rest on two of the saucers and a spoon rests on the third.

Key words

Upright: friendship, community, celebration

Reversed: overindulgence, gossip, people-pleasing

Reflection questions

  • How can I balance my social life with other important aspects of life, such as work or family?
  • Who are the important people in my life that I feel connected to and supported by?
  • How can I express gratitude for the support and love of my friends and family?

Three of Cups Upright

The Three of Cups is a reminder to appreciate and celebrate the friendships in your life. Put your commitments and obligations on the backburner for a while and spend time with people who make you feel loved.

Three of Cups Reversed

You may be spending too much time and energy on your social life, or just craving some alone time. Learn to enjoy your own company and don’t let commitments and obligations fall by the wayside in the name of socializing. Alternatively, you may be feeling left out or lonely. Don’t be afraid to speak up, and don’t compromise who you are in order to fit in.