Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one
another. Divinatory Meanings: 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
On this card, we see three women dancing together in a circle. Their arms reach out to each other as if to connect their feelings (cups). . . . In readings, the 3 of Cups suggests being with others in a non-task-oriented way. One aspect of this is friendship.
The women on the 3 of Cups also communicate a feeling of joyous
exuberance and high spirits. Such feelings are not limited to groups,
of course, but can be especially strong there. Celebrations
spontaneously arise when people feel connected, loved and
There is here the fulfilment of the Will of Love in abounding joy.
It is the spiritual basis of fertility.
Because of the Grail at the base of the suit, the Three of Cups
indicates joy, celebration, and above all sharing the wonder of
They appear as the Three Graces who celebrate harmony, peace and
The three of cups indicates the ability to share gifts of grace
and talent. A special dance, theater, or music performance may be in
Art: "Three Angels Bear the Holy Grail" by Edmund H.