Push Yourself Out
The three of cups has a great energy of community, friendship, high spirits. It’s a perfect card for heading into the festive season. So when it comes up reversed, it’s a sign that something is not right in those areas.
Maybe you’ve got a case of the pre-Yule/Christmas blahs. Around these parts, Christmas pretty much starts the moment the kids wake up with a tummy ache the morning of November first, or at least the more commercial aspects of it begin. At least in the states there is the buffer of Thanksgiving, although there is a more extreme commercial craziness that comes into full flow over that holiday. (Black Friday, What marketing genius came up with that name. wasn’t that the day the great depression began?). So it’s understandable if you’re feeling a bit ”bah humbug “right about now, and it’s only December 3rd.
On the other, this card could be showing up a more general malaise where you just don’t feel like getting involved with your friends or family. You just want to be on your own, put your feet up, make a cuppa and watch TV. Sometimes you just don’t want to be around people and their various energies, even if that has more to do with you than them. And that’s fine, but the Three of Cups reversed could indicate that you’re making too much of a habit of this behaviour, or doing it for the wrong reasons.
Getting out and taking part In a group activity can be cathartic, whether that activity be a party, a club meeting or a community project. Sometimes you have to “fake it to make it”, or at least kick-stat it. By that I mean, don’t be afraid to give yourself a push out the door. Once you get going, you might even find yourself enjoying yourself. Stanger things have happened.
A reversed card doesn’t necessarily mean the opposite of the same card upright—those energies are still there, they’re just blocked or twisted in some way. When you become part of a group, that group takes on a life of its own that can help you forget why you didn’t want to go out in the first place.