Choose Optimism – Be Guided by the Three of Cups
“Choose to be optimistic; it feels better.”
—The Dalai Lama
In troubled times, be optimistic. Take inspiration from the Three of Cups.
A good omen, this card may forecast a happy reunion, a celebration, a rewarding job, or a new love entering your life.
In the traditional Rider Waite Tarot deck, the Three of Cups card shows three women dancing and toasting each other with golden chalices. They are partying; they are joyful. This card is sometimes called “The Chalices” or simply, “Yes!”
In the Tarot, threes stand for unity, harmony, and bonding. Threes carry a positive spiritual meaning – think of the Holy Trinity. Or, in the case of this card, consider the Greek goddesses known as the Three Graces.
The Tarot’s suit of Cups denotes “graceful” emotions: love, positive feelings, good relationships. Cups are also about making and keeping connections with people around you, o this reinforces friendship and companionship.
So this is a card about harmonious relationships, something we all need to pursue despite “social distancing” and the stresses of being “locked down” for safety.
Notice the oranges at the feet of the three women; interestingly, these can symbolise marriage. When Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, instead of a tiara, a simple wreath of orange blossoms adorned her head. And the pumpkin in the foreground stands for a harvest, so the card may herald an upcoming raise or financial windfall.
The three dancers can also represent your community, the circle of family and friends you turn to for love, compassion, and support. These might be mates from your school days, colleagues at work, or anyone with whom you’ve shared a special relationship.
This card could also be telling you not to isolate too much. Can you do a better job of keeping in touch via phone, text messaging, videoconferencing, or social media?
Finally, bear in mind that the Three of Cups is one of most optimistic cards in the deck. It says the stress in your life will dissipate as you build and maintain positive relationships, regardless of whether those connections are romantic, business-related, among family or with neighbours and friends.
So no matter how isolated you are at the moment, be sure you stay connected, celebrate the little things, and enjoy life!
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