Seven of Cups
So many choices, so little time! You’ve got a lot going on right now and have so many different options available to you, that staying on track can seem like a huge challenge.
You may feel torn by competing interests and pulled in different directions — either away from the things you really want to do or towards the kind of mindless diversions that cause you to lose sight of your priorities. As you can imagine, neither scenario is ideal.
The Seven of Cups — this version from the Dame Fortune’s Wheel Tarot — is a card of temptations, often fueled by irrational thoughts or fantasies. There can be too many choices available to you, which makes it hard to decide. But it’s often a case of wishful thinking and foolish day-dreaming that can interfere with actual progress.
This card is called “Debauchery” in some decks, referring to the superficial appeal of things that most of us only think will make us happy. We may have to remind ourselves that all that glitters is not necessarily gold. All the enticing representations of fame, glory, power, wealth and acclaim may just be hollow victories in the end.
This is the dilemma with the Seven of Cups. What you long for looks so appealing while what you have appears so drab. But it’s just an illusion and even if it weren’t — even if it were perfectly attainable — it’s not going to come about by sitting around daydreaming about it.
There are elements of seduction also inherent in this card. Being seduced by something intangible or just out of reach, or being lured in by a fantasy that falls short in the harsh light of day. While you may think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, chances are good that when you got there you’d want nothing more than to return back home.
The message behind this card is to aim for reachable goals and to participate in attaining them rather than allowing yourself to fall into the trap of wishful thinking.