For the June 2020 card of the month, I chose the three of cups! The month of June was named after the ancient Roman goddess Juno, goddess of childbirth and savior of women. Juno was connected to all aspects of the life of a woman, especially married life. She was often depicted with a peacock.
The Three of Cups shows three lovely ladies dancing in an abundant harvest, their cups raised high in a toast.
Tarot cards have both light sides and dark sides, they do represent the human experience after all. You might resonate with one side or to both.
The light side of the Three of Cups represents celebration, friendship, creativity, collaborations. The three women in the card are comrades. I think of Monica, Rachel and Phoebe. The card is about lifting each other up, and celebrating each and everyone’s contributions to society as a whole. The card represents abundant harvest and the good life.
The three women in the card can also represent the maiden, the mother and the crone. These are the three different stages of a woman’s life, and a phase of the moon. You may be familiar with the triple goddess symbol, which represents these phases of life, the phases of the moon, and the realms of heaven, earth and underworld.
I have to take this opportunity to relate the Three of Cups to the goddess Parvati in the Hindu tradition. She is the gentle and nurturing incarnation of the Supreme Goddess Adi Parashakti and wife to Shiva. She has two sons with Shiva, Ganesha (learn more about Ganesha) and Kartikeya. Parvati symbolises many different virtues esteemed by Hindu tradition: fertility, marital felicity, devotion to the spouse, asceticism, and power. I can feel Parvati’s energy through this card, and I call upon her this month to help me feel connected and abundant in such a time of loneliness and fear.
So this card has some serious symbolism and feminine power! When this card comes up in a reading, it means you need to let you hair down and forget about your obligations for awhile. Spend time with your good friends. Collaborate with others on a spirited project. Be with your tribe.
Three of Cups Reversed
To the contrary, you might get this card in reverse if you really prefer to be alone right now. Maybe you’re in between groups of friends, or your usual tribe’s vibe is not matching yours at the moment.
Honor your feelings to take time alone and recharge. Work on creative projects alone. Maybe you’re over indulging more than usual, just be careful not to over do it. Just because you’re social circle is more selective, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay connected with the people that you care most about.
How to call on the Three of Cups
If you want to invite more happiness, creativity and friendship into your life, here are some mini-ritual, spells, activities you could try:
- Start a small book club (seriously, so fun!)
- Take yourself out for a picnic, alone or camp out in a friend’s yard
- Create something!
- Make a toast before dinner each night, raising your glass to the things you are grateful for
- Slowly and sensually eat a juicy piece of fruit
- Ecstatic dance – put on some jams and ance around your house like no one is watching
- Host a virtual gathering, there are lots of video rooms out there (you can book me to host a tarot party for your friends)
- MEDITATE! The number one way to connect with any energy it to meditate with it. check out my guided meditation for the Three of Cups right here!