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Daily Tarot Card

A tarot card of the day, every day of the year

the Daily Tarot Card
for August 07, 2020

How to interpret the Daily Tarot

This tarot card gives insight into the forces, people, events or spiritual states that will have significance today. The relevance of this particular tarot card may reference a general trend for the entire day, or a news event or something specific which occurs at some point within a 24 hour period.

NOTE: All tarot cards selected for Tarot of the Day are always in the upright position and do not use inverted positions. Need an inverted meaning? Check our complete tarot reference.

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The Meaning of the "Three of Cups"
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The Symbolism of the Three of Cups

Three women dance in a celebration, their arms entwined about each other; their cups raised in a toast. A bountiful harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables lies on the ground at their feet.

The three women reference the mythological Three Graces, or the Three Fates, depending on your point of view. Garlands adorn the hair of two of the women, and the third's is secured into a ponytail. All are the picture of feminine beauty.

One gown is white, one pink, and one red. Signifying two extremes and one middle position.

How to Interpret the Three of Cups

The Three of Cups does not represent the traditional celebration of the Four of Wands, but a natural, relaxed celebration among friends.

When the Three of Cups appears in a reading, it's often a reference to a gathering of besties. The card hits notes of laughter, high spirits, and like-minded people.

It's often a reference to a gathering of good friends. The card hits notes of laughter, high spirits, and like-minded people.

In most cases the Three of Cups references an informal gathering, but it may also represent a more formal event: A birthday, a baby shower, a wedding or an event with an organization or club.

This Minor Arcana card is also a very creative one: It often symbolizes a gathering around some new project or creative endeavor.

Generally speaking, the card is a very positive one. It represents solid friendships, and the ability to share both emotionally and spiritually with those around you. Healthy, well-rounded individuals are indicated here, who openly celebrate their desires and achievements rather than suppressing them.

The card is strongly feminine — but may also represent feminine energies at work, and not women specifically.

The Three of Cups Inverted

The Three of Cups reversed can have a few different meanings:

In most cases this reversed card indicates a pulling back from socializing, and a period of alone time or more solitary activity.

The reversed position is still very creative, but it typically represents a solo-endeavor or a personal project of some kind.

In some cases, the card may serve as a gentle warning — perhaps you've spent so much time thinking of your group that you've forgotten yourself. Perhaps a period of self-focused activity is in order.

Perhaps you've spent so much time thinking of your group that you've forgotten yourself.

Lastly, in a relationship reading or love reading, the Three of Cups may occasionally indicate the influence of a third person — either positively or negatively. For more insight into who this third person is, be sure to draw a clarifying card or examine the surrounding cards in the tarot spread.

NOTE: The Tarot of the Day card is intended to be read in a general sense and is not meant to address any specific questions. You can think of this card as representing a universal or widely-shared event. A daily tarot card is not the same as a card pulled individually as part of a personal reading.

So what is a daily tarot card?

We sometimes get asked "what the point" of the Daily Tarot is. After all, with our ever popular ZodiacTarot tarotscopes which are far more specific to each individual's zodiac sign, what's the less-specific "daily tarot card" for anyway?

The short answer is: We all live in the same universe. Not 12 different universes. iFate has dozens of other oracles, divination systems, horoscopes and tools for expanding personal insight. All of these tools offer unique and specific guidance. The daily tarot card isn't one of them.

The point of the daily tarot card is to unify our experience around just one important facet of foresight. It's not an Aries, Libra or Capricorn "thing". It's a humans thing. From that perspective, the daily tarot should not be taken as 'personal' guidance per se -- but as a blunt tool for understanding (or predicting) something more general.

A daily tarot card might represent:

  • A more general trend.
  • A large event.
  • An important announcement.
  • The significance of some high profile person.

What to look for in a daily tarot card

We would never suggest a 'right way' or a 'wrong way' to interpret the daily tarot card, but we do pay attention to what the cards are telling us:

When minor arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, we look for the message in more mundane, ordinary things. When major arcana cards appear in the daily tarot, they tend to speak to large, "macro" forces at work in our lives or on the world stage.

Likewise, when court cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings) appear in the daily tarot, we look for the significance of a corresponding person in our day.

Needless to say, the Tarot of the Day doesn't replace more direct, user-specific readings. But since we've been pulling daily tarot cards on iFate.com since late 2007, we've always felt they add a framework for every day -- a theme which more often than not becomes apparent as our day progresses. We hope you agree.

If you have any questions about our daily tarot cards or any other iFate feature, please don't hesitate to use the "contact us" link in the footer.


A daily tarot card for your horoscope sign

iFate also draws daily tarot cards for every horoscope sign. Select your sign from the list below to see which tarot card applies to you today.

Unlike the daily tarot card, which sets a more general theme for the day, these tarot cards meld astrology with tarot and seek a shared influence for each zodiac sun-sign.

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