The Seven of Cups is filled with symbolism. The cups in the clouds contain a blue woman’s head, a cloaked angel, a yellow snake, a blue castle, jewels, a victory wreath, and a dragon. One of the cups has a skull design. The man in shadow contemplates their meaning. We do too. Although this card is associated with dreams and dreaming, the symbols are not all apparently discernable. We would need to research and memorize the complex symbolism associated with this card to understand it fully. Today’s Journey Tarot’s Seven of Water however, is clearly a child sitting at the wheel of a ship pretending to be the captain. His imagination allows him to believe that what he is dreaming of today will happen tomorrow. Our dreams are never as big as when we were little. The Seven suggests that those dreams are attainable and we should never let them go. While this card may not explore the depth of dreams as the Seven of Cups does, it captures the essence of what dreaming is all about.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”