Be open to seeing things as they really are.

Seven of Cups

The tarot card of the day is the Seven of Cups.

How do you see things as they are? Today, the Seven of Cups asks you to understand human perception by human-made illusions. Get ready to perceive things as they really are, not as you are.

When you pull it in the upright position, the Seven of Cups tarot card shows a man standing before seven cups filled with different gifts. The gift in each cup is a mixture of positive and negative visions.

On the surface, some of these gifts look desirable, such as jewels and a wreath of victory. Upon closer inspection, we see that not all of these gifts are what they seem. For example, one cup has a castle, which could represent success, but it is also filled with snakes, which could represent danger.

The man's gesture shows that he is having trouble deciding. This is because the gifts represent different outcomes of a choice he has to make. Meanwhile, the clouds symbolize our dreams, aspirations, and imaginations. So the Seven of Cups is asking us to be careful of what we wish for. We must think carefully about the choices we make, because we may not get what we expect in the end.

Guarding against temptations.

This card is likely to appear when temptation has crept into your life. It is easy to get caught up in our own desires and ignore the potential consequences. Remember the old saying: all that glitters is not gold.

With so many choices presented, it would be easy to get swayed and go for the cup containing the snake of jealousy or the dragon of anger. If you give in to these temptations, the consequences will last much longer than the fleeting pleasure you may experience.

So if you find yourself in a situation where you're being tempted to do something you know you shouldn't, remember the Seven of Cups. Stay strong and resist the irresistible. You don't want to end up regretting your decision later on.

Counter the paradox of choice.

The Seven of Cups can represent a situation where you have so many choices that you don't know which one to pick. This can often happen when we are trying to decide on something important, like a career change or a relationship. The best course of action is to sit down and brainstorm what it is you really want.

Once you have a clear idea of your goal, you can start taking steps to make it happen. Don't allow yourself to get bogged down with too many options. Eliminate the choices that don't align with your goal and focus on the ones that do. The more specific you can be, the easier it will be to make a decision.

Manifest with the stars.

This one is for the daydreamers. The Seven of Cups signifies illusions. If you find yourself living in your head too much, it's time to take a step back and focus on the here and now. This doesn't mean that you should stop dreaming altogether. Just be sure to ground yourself every once in a while, or else you might miss out on some great opportunities.

Yes, opportunities - plural. The Seven of Cups also represents new, shiny opportunities. Visions waiting to be fulfilled. Everything you have been dreaming about life, love, or career. You can turn them into reality if, and only IF, you act proactively. The Seven of Cups wants you to realize that you have the power to manifest your desires.

The stars are aligned for you. With the power of Seven of Cups behind you, you think you are ready to make the impossible, possible. Where to start? The easy way is to reinforce your ideas through journaling or making vision boards. These simple, everyday tools will help you stay focused and committed to your dreams.

With journaling, you can elaborate your dreams into detail. You can also use affirmations to keep your thoughts positive. Meanwhile, vision boards help visualize your goals and they will remind you of those goals every day. The work you are doing now, however big or small, will bring what you want into reality in the future. No more illusions and mind games, it's time to get real and take action!