Featured Card of the Day – 3 of Cups – 78 Tarot Mythical

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Keywords

Joy, celebration, fellowship

Element

Water

Astrological Association

Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces

THE CARD’S STORY BY: NATACHA CHOHRA

In Greek mythology, The Three Graces, were beautiful young goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity. In this card, the three young maidens dance in a circle with their golden cups upraised in a toast of joy. They are arm in arm, connected in friendship and love. The cups are overflowing with a precious liquid and the ground is covered with fruit and vegetables representing a sense of abundance. The Three of Cups is a card of celebration, accomplishment, joy beauty and love. The message of this card is that the Universe is looking out for you and you are about to be blessed with a period of success and joy. Time to celebrate!

THE CARD’S MESSAGE BY TRISH SULLIVAN

The Three Graces Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia, daughters of Zeus, dance arm in arm in celebration and friendship, holding aloft their cups. Spend time with your tribe. Revel in the love and laughter that flows between you, the teasing and “in jokes” that only friendships like these can bring. Feel free to be yourself, knowing that you are loved, and not judged. In a world where friends are often far away, reach out to those you’ve not spoken to in a while, appreciating that even after weeks, your conversation will start up as though you’ve never been apart.

MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION: THE THREE GRACES

In Greek mythology the Three Graces are daughters of Zeus in the majority of myths, although their parentage seems to change in some tales. They are considered to be minor goddesses usually representing the values of grace, charm and beauty and most oft en being associated with the goddess Aphrodite, whose robes they are said to have craft ed. Th e Graces were inspirational figures, oft en inspiring artists (though not to be confused with the Muses) and were said to dance for the Gods and bestow joy and happiness on any who saw them, which makes them perfect friends for this card.

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