This picture usually depicts three young people dancing. Their cups are raised in celebration. You’ll see greenery, most often grapes, in the background.
You know that wonderful feeling you have when you’re with a close group of friends and having a great time? That’s the energy of this card. There can be a bit of giddy or silly energy going along with this card too. After all, when we’re in the presence of the people we trust the most, we’re more likely to let our hair down. In a reading, this card can amplify the meaning of other cards that indicate joy, a new baby, or a marriage.
3 of Cups Upright Keywords: celebration, deep friendship, good times, bonding, joy shared, community
Reversed, the revelry of the Three of Cups takes on a darker edge. It can indicate partying to an excessive, and perhaps dangerous, level. The connections being made are shallow. The people surrounding you do not have your best interests in mind. This card can also describe the feeling of being all alone even when surrounded by a crowd. Make sure you aren’t pushing away any real friends.
3 of Cups Reversed Keywords: hedonism, false friendships, shallowness, empty popularity