Tarotka Minor Arcana: Seven of Cups

Seven of Cups
Choose Wisely.

Well of course, that’s the problem, isn’t it. You have so many choices. Some of them could be good. Some of them could be bad. Some of them might melt your face off with cheesy 80s special effects. Which is which? You don’t know! Or at least, you’re not certain, which means you aren’t willing to make a decision. There’s also an element of “where do you hide a cup…? In a room full of cups!” Thus, the Seven of Cups is the card of illusion and confusion. There’s some manner of theory (which I forget and don’t care enough to look up) about how too many options can make someone more confused and unhappy than just a single choice. Of course, arguing whether that’s accurate or true would take all day – the point here is that this guy is definitely in that situation. Mostly because if he gets it wrong, he has no one to blame with himself.

Of course, there’s a chance that none of the cups here are the “Holy Grail”. Seriously, they could just be some old cups. Why are you so convinced by that probably-senile doddering old guy? In which case, this card can represent unrealistic expectations to go with those “too many choices”.

Inverted
This is the cup of a carpenter.

You chose… wisely. Inverted, the Seven of Cups allows you to put your focus on one thing, ignoring all the clutter around it. This allows for a realistic attitude, and also for you to act decisively. To act at all, really. Once you’ve seen through the illusion, it’s a time for action – you know what the right thing to do is, so act on it with determination.

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