And today, we have the Seven of Cups. Waite’s interpretation of this card is: Fairy favours, images of reflection, sentiment, imagination, things seen in the glass of contemplation; some attainment in these degrees, but nothing permanent or substantial is suggested. Reversed – desire, will, determination, project.
Again, I go along mostly with Waite’s feelings on the card, but on looking at the imagery, I can’t help feeling there is more to it. I always say that most things can be brought to a simple level, and with this card, it’s usually about people telling a lie or covering up, and what is a lie, but someone covering something up?
Let’s look at the card. A man or woman is in the dark (or being kept in the dark) with illusory objects in front of him or her. The words empty promises come to mind. If you get this card in a reading, just look around you and ask a few more probing questions.