escapism and the 7 of cups

Escapism: Tarot Card of the Day

escapism and the 7 of cups

Happy Thursday and happy Pluto Retrograde! Today’s card, the 7 of Cups (Venus in Scorpio), relates to themes ruled by Pluto since it’s a Scorpio-energy card. It’s a card that manages to carry both nebulous and intense energies at the same time. I often see it come up in readings as indicating escapism through various forms of addictions.

The Suit of Cups corresponds with Archangel Gabriel.

Escapism and the Suit of Cups

The theme of escapism, prominently highlighted in the Seven of Cups with its illusionary choices and phantasms, also affects other Cups cards like the Page of Cups. The sensitive Page symbolises a deep inner life and the vastness of emotional experiences. The corresponding Zodiac signs are all the Water signs: Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. Having a lot of Water in one’s chart can be a blessing. It represents intuition and a rich inner life. But such persons can easily drift into a world of deep reflection or fantasy to avoid the harshness of reality.

The 7 of Cups and Pluto Retrograde: A Symbiotic Theme

As Pluto begins its backward dance, its themes of transformation, rebirth, and deep psychological introspection become more pronounced. The 7 of Cups exemplifies the introspective journey that this period encourages. The goal is to free ourselves from illusions, delusions, attachments and addictions.

Illusions and Realisations

Pluto Rx is a time for digging deep into our subconscious, uncovering hidden truths and re-evaluating our habitual emotional responses. The 7 of Cups mirrors this with its imagery of various cups filled with mystical and mysterious contents, representing choices and illusions. During Pluto Retrograde, these choices may pertain to the aspects of our lives that need transformation or release, urging us to distinguish between what is real and what is mere fantasy.

Emotional Depth and Introspection

The Scorpio energy associated with the 7 of Cups brings intensity to our emotions and choices. This is inherently aligned with Pluto Rx, which calls for a profound internal examination. This card warns of the perils of escapism—a tendency that might be heightened during the retrograde—as we might find ourselves confronting uncomfortable emotional truths and the shadow aspects of our psyche.

Transformation and Inner Growth

Both the 7 of Cups and Pluto retrograde deal with the concept of transformation but from slightly different angles. The card advocates for thoughtful decision-making amidst confusion and multiple possibilities, aligning well with the retrograde’s push for change. As we explore these metaphorical cups, Pluto retrograde encourages us to release old patterns and renew our perspectives, leading to significant personal growth and transformation.


Thus, we can look at the 7 of Cups as revealing important themes for us to be aware of during this celestial transit. It serves as a guide for navigating the deep waters of our psyche during the retrograde, urging us to clarify our desires and confront our deepest fears. This oracle offers a unique opportunity for profound emotional clearing and renewal, setting the stage for the transformative energy that Pluto retrograde can bring into our lives if we avoid escapism.

Want to go deeper? Try the Pluto Retrograde Tarot Spread!

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Guidance for the Day Ahead

7 of Cups Venus in Scorpio Angelic Tarot Card Meanings

When the 7 of Cups appears in a daily reading, it offers a moment to reflect on the choices laid in front of us. Each cup in this card represents a different path or opportunity, but not all of them lead to constructive outcomes. Today, be mindful of daydreams and distractions that may look appealing but could lead you away from your true path.

Embodying the Wisdom of the 7 of Cups

  1. Reflect on Your Choices:
    • Take time to meditate or journal about the choices you face today. Consider writing down the pros and cons to see which options align best with your long-term goals.
  2. Seek Clarity:
    • If you find yourself confused or overwhelmed by the options, reconnect with your Higher Self or seek advice from someone you trust. A fresh perspective might help you see things more clearly.
  3. Avoid Impulse Decisions:
    • The allure of instant gratification can be strong. Pause and think about the long-term implications of your choices before committing to anything substantial.
  4. Embrace Reality:
    • It’s easy to escape into fantasies, especially when reality feels harsh. Try to ground your decisions in reality today, acknowledging what is truly achievable.

Wishing you a joyful day, filled with magic and laughter!

Deck featured in the image at the top of the post: The Goddess of Love Tarot


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