The key phrase for the mundane meaning of the Seven of Cups, SUCCESSFUL CHANGE OF HOME reflects the movin’- on aspect of The Conqueror.  This is one of those cards that, more often than not, remains true to its key phrase.  If the Seven of Cups comes up in a reading, it usually means there is a move in the future – whether or not the querent is aware of a plan to move.  Other mundane meanings for the Seven of Cups could be:

Resolution of domestic discord

Gain by unselfish love

Devotion to family

Sympathy for friends and family

Compassion brings victory

The key word for the inner astrological meaning of the Seven of Cups is VERITY, which is an old fashioned word for Truth or Honesty.  The Pisces decanate of Pisces is pictured in the heavens as Cepheus, a king whose foot rests upon the immovable Pole Star of Truth.  He holds a scepter cut from the Tree of Life.  Seven globes surmount his crown, symbolizing the seven visible planets and the Septenary Law in nature. The influence of this decanate is to seek truth, not so much through the empirical trials of science, but through the psychic senses and a grasp of the estoteric interpretations of all phenomena.

To understand the spiritual message of the Pisces decanate of Pisces, it is important to remember that the elementals and earth-bound discarnate human souls who dwell close to the vibratory level of the earth on the astral plane, are best able to contact this plane through conditions represented by the negative and mediumistic characteristics of Pisces.  Pisces, however, is a dual sign and the conditions as represented by the finer characteristics of Pisces are receptive to nobler souls who research, teach, and aid humanity and pass their knowledge to neophytes here on earth.  We cannot know the whole truth if we ignore the physical world, nor can we know the whole truth if we ignore the astral world.  The vibratory rates of all things in nature have astrological correspondences, and these correspondences are the keys to knowledge.  The spiritual text for the Seven of Cups, therefore, is the hermetic axiom: As it is above, so it is below, and that which is below is like unto that which is above.  __C.C. Zain


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About letstalktarot

Allyn McCray began reading Tarot in 1971 after discovering a deck in an occult shop in San Francisco, California. In 1999, the American Tarot Association recognized her as a Certified Tarot Reader. During her experience as an Internet reader between 2000 and 2002, Allyn’s readings were regularly featured on the websites, Psychicnut and Roadtalk. In 2002, Allyn joined The Church of Light, aka Light.Org, a non-profit international school of esoteric studies, where she is now a Hermetician, Certified Teacher, and Minister. Allyn also serves as the Communications Director of The Church of Light and is a Section Advisor in The Order of the Sphinx.
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2 Responses to THE SEVEN OF CUPS

  1. Fredmichael says:

    very nice — Neptune will be going direct moving into this Pisces-Pisces decanate! Wish I could attend Paul’s chart discussion group this evening And the Course 6 Sacred Tarot classes beginning on the 8th.!!

    • The rest of Fredmichael’s comments are as follows:

      “wow — a turning forward on November 9th/10th on its’ long cyclic journey around the zodiac to return to its’ Pieces Home (final ingress on the first Saturday of February 2012) WOW. What an opportunity to cultivate all those Neptunian pearls of humanitain ideals, vision quests, intuition, positive psychism — the waters are vast — the oceans or great —

      Of course, special care need be taken to guard from the negatives –“schemers”, the masters of illusion, the Madoffs’, spin doctors, “social engineers”, et al. On a personal level, irresponsible mediumship, emotionalism, escapism through fantasy thinking or inebriating drug/alcohol use.

      well, I’ll stop here, but I do believe optimistically that this period will open up to us proper “atmospherics” with great vistas whereby we may cultivate and refine our spiritual garments, our intuitional awareness, inner-plane sensitivities, humanitarian ideals…. WOW”

      WOW is right! Thank you for your insights, Fredmichael.

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