Who are you… really? This is a question you must answer for yourself when the 7 of Cups shows up. Your lack of clarity about this is could be leading you down many a path of dissolution, destruction and addiction. But even if expressed in its milder form, that of stagnancy, this card’s energy keeps us from doing what we came here to do.
“The more of me I be,
The clearer I can see.”
~ Rachel Archelaus
People often think of their life purpose as something they do (or should be doing). But it is really a question of identity and then the purpose just flows naturally from there.
When you know and joyfully accept that you are a child of the Divine, that you were born for a life purpose and that your highest joy is to serve the Light, those other paths that lead you astray will begin to fade automatically.
On the other hand, if a person is totally enveloped in a cloud of confusion about their identity, the energy of this card can express itself in the form of the intense scorpionic emotions of envy and jealousy. There are varying degrees of toxicity associated with this card depending on if there is simply confusion or if the identity crisis is so strong that the soul subconsciously begins to emit those darker feelings.
When the 7 of Cups is the main card showing up to signify the issue, the Seeker may not even be able to receive any guidance, whether the reading is for oneself or for another querent. In this instance, a purification of the stagnant waters through fasting is highly recommended. However, never recommend fasting for someone else without first asking them to consult their doctor to make sure it is safe for them. The purpose of the fast is to remove attachments and create some space for Holy Spirit guidance to come through.
Affirmation: “I purify myself from all attachments that prevent me from being my best, most authentic self.”
7 of Cups Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for leading me from confusion to clarity, from fruitless pursuits to single-minded focus on who I AM and what I came here to do. Amen and so it is!
Correspondences for the 7 of Cups
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Archangel: Gabriel, ruler of the Element of Water
Gemstone: Opal, Amethyst
Essential oils: Lavender, rosemary
The 7 of Cups in Love and Relationships
There may be delusion and confusion but no intentional deceit with this card. The energy of this card is an expression of an overflow of subconscious material floating to the surface. The clear skies of the conscious mind are starting to become misty. Usually, the main problem is attachment to a certain outcome of the relationship. You could think you love the other person but the love is conditional on the outcome. This is, of course, not actual love but an expression of entitlement.
There is a need to withdraw, reflect and meditate. Meditations on being the Observer is highly recommended. Becoming the Observer is a process of detachment which enables a bird’s eye perspective. Study the work and philosophy of transpersonal psychologist and father of Psychosynthesis, Roberto Assagioli, if you are interested in learning more about this.
Be understanding of your partner if this card shows up for him/her as it means that they are in a deep process of transformation. Give him/her all the space they need and show your support without pressing for communication since it’s not likely that they are at the stage where they have a clear enough understanding of what’s going on to put words on it.
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.