Ten of Cups Tarot Guide

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This post is intended to be a mini Ten of Cups Tarot Guide. It is important to mention that the longer you work with the cards the more you will discover how they speak to you. For example, the Ten of Cups does have a theme and traditional meaning but I recommend leaving “space” for the card to speak to you. Over time, you may discover that the card represents unique insights or themes for you personally.

Ten of Cups Tarot Guide

Suit of Cups Summary

Numerology of the #10 – Themes

  • The Number 10 is independent and has infinite potential. It also resonates with leadership, optimism, confidence, independence, creative powers, success, energy, originality, adaptability, determination and individuality.
  • Positive energetics of the Number 10 – independence, infinite potential, wholeness, self-determination and exploration
  • Negative energetics of the Number 10 – failing to see the potential in something and feeling unfulfilled. Feeling self-righteous, proud and arrogant.

Ten of Cups Tarot – Upright Meaning

  • Represents the Earth,  Mutable / Pisces energy
  • The 10 of Cups is the “happily ever after card”. Happiness and emotional contentment exists in the current situation but it is not forever (because nothing is). Tranquility and blessings. Be sure to appreciate this important moment in time.
  • This card also represents finality, familiarity, satiety and feeling infused with love. The querent has extra cups that can be shared. This card is the culmination of wish fulfillment and rewarding relationships.
  • Emotional luxury, pleasure,  abundance, satiation through desires fulfilled.  
  • Cycle of development completed.
  • This card can also represent material gain and success.

Shadow Side of the Ten of Cups

  • The 10 of Cups reversed can represent unhappiness or problems in personal or domestic relationships. If the surrounding cards are positive then happiness will come but it may take time. There are problems that will need to be worked through before the querent will experience fulfillment and happiness.
  • The querent is not appreciating the happiness and good in their life that currently exists or they may be trying to hard to have the “perfect life”. A perfect life does not exist.

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