Ten of Cups

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Ten of Cups from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck

The Ten of Cups is the tenth card in the suit of Cups. It usually stands for contentment and repose of the entire heart. Perfect human love and friendship.

General description

In the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, Pamela Colman Smith depicts the Ten of Cups as ten cups appearing in a rainbow in the sky. Watching in joy are a husband and wife. His right arm is around her and their two children are dancing nearby. The homestead is beyond, nestled in the trees beside a flowing brook.

Divinatory meaning

The Ten of Cups may be called, with truth, the indication of 'the city of God' which, by analogy, becomes the physical body, as well as one's residence or native land. It means physical possession or ownership. Consequently it has to do with the agreeable sensation of being at home and at ease, having possession of what is wanted. It must also mean being fully acquainted with one's work. Good health and wise living.

If reversed, the card can mean: A serious argument, indignation, violence.

Tarot Topics
Major Arcana The FoolThe MagicianThe High PriestessThe EmpressThe EmperorThe HierophantThe LoversThe ChariotStrengthThe HermitWheel of FortuneJusticeThe Hanged ManDeathTemperanceThe DevilThe TowerThe StarThe MoonThe SunJudgementThe World
Minor Arcana Pentacles AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Wands AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Cups AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
Swords AceTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenPageKnightQueenKing
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