7 of Cups-Debauch
Both the Spiral Tarot and Thoth Tarot, represents emotional over
extension where depression is causing us to over-indulge in certain
habits to avoid pain. This card indicates that imagination is running
away with itself and we have a problem with facing reality.There is also an
suggestion here that there is a tendency for us to emotionally wallow in
negative emotions of the past rather than changing our moods to live in
Overindulgence in food, drink, drugs, smoking, gambling, sexual antics, even shopping ...all from a tendency to feel
sorry for ourselves. In other words, the seven of cups -represents a self
destructive way of coping with depression, or uncomfortable issues that
one doesn't want to face by indulging in distracting patterns of
The Spiral Tarot, 7 of Cups illustrates a woman standing in the rain and who cannot see the standing cups, nor their content through the mist. There is an implication here of being blinded by ones own cloudy emotions, making reality difficult to see. The rain, implies not only the element of the card, Water, but also the internal crying that goes on when one is emotionally locked in the past.
The astrological symbol
card is Venus in Scorpio; Venus represents love and beauty while Scorpio
represents transformation and deep-emotional exploration. This suggests
that a choice has to be made with much care and consideration during a
time of run-away imagination and innumerable thoughts. This confusion is
only enhanced by the abundant creativity, artistic talent and energy of
performance, the 7 of Cups represents one of the worst ideas one can have; it poisons the
mind and madness assaults the emotions. It represents Delirium Tremens
and drug addiction, as one sinks into the mire of false pleasure. Fear
of pain, is the foundation of such nightmare where the personality is
the disease and the only cure is a new personality construct... by "old
There is something almost suicidal in this card,
as there are no strong planetary influences to balance it. Venus is
assaulting Venus and Earth is a "scorpion morass" (A. Crowley), the
lowest form of Scorpio which is quite a fall from the Eagle-Sun of the
The illusion of suffering is so deep here, it is like a smothering swamp with no horizon.
When the 7 of Cups card is thrown, it indicates that in:
next 7 weeks or 7 months, you are willing to move through indulgent or
addictive patterns. This is shown by the number 7, which represents the
Charioteer, that is the principle of change and movement.
- This case
the number 7 indicates an inner spiritual/emotional support to assist
you in your movement through depression and debauch patterns.
- This card
is about motion-emotion in fact, and it shows emotion be expressed in
negative ways, rather than facing our feelings and solving them in
positive non victim ways.
- The 7 of cups, suggest a willingness to change
and move on but some confusion on how to go about it without undue
- You may also be experiencing negative emotions from the past; 7
years ago or when you were 7 , during some relationship crisis or
- This card suggests that you may want to move on and that
you are no longer willing to carry the emotional burdens of the past
family debauch or indulgent patterns of the past.
- This also indicates
that you may no longer tolerate the debauch patterns of others in your
life or the indulgent dynamics of the Scorpio people in your life
(October 21 to November 21). The Seven of Cups reminds us to , "get over yourself and get on with you, impeccability is what we do"! In other words, be more magick and less tragic.
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