The Ten of Cups tarot card is the last numbered card of the Cups suit, which rules the emotions. This is the card of complete emotional fulfillment.
Traditionally, this card shows a man, a woman, and two dancing children underneath a rainbow of ten cups. Their arms are stretched toward the sky, appreciating everything they have with joy and wonder.
It’s an excellent card for relationships, especially if you are looking for a happy, content, and solid family life, particularly a situation involving marriage and children.
The Ten of Cups also anticipates the celebrations, reunions, and parties tied to happy family events. This includes engagements, weddings, births, family reunions, big birthday parties, and any joyous celebration involving the people you love.
Keywords for the Ten of Cups Card
- A happy family and home
- Marriage with children
- Contentment, “the good life”
- Feeling safe and secure
- Family reunions, celebrations
Keywords for the Ten of Cups Reversed
- Broken marriage
- Family arguments and drama
- An “empty nest”
Patterns and Correspondences of the Ten of Cups Card
- The Cups suit = rules the emotions
- Suit of cards = hearts
- Timeline = weeks to months
- Number 10 = beginning again with wisdom
- Zodiac sign = Pisces
- Element = Water
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Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Love
This is an extremely positive card for love, if you are looking for the traditional marriage-with-children type of relationship. But even if that isn’t your path, the Ten of Cups is the card of family, in whatever way you define it.
You can create your own family. Not everyone deserves to be a part of your inner circle, and a genetic connection doesn’t guarantee kindness or love. Only you can decide who is worthy of your trust, loyalty, and support.
But once you’ve created your family, they will become your biggest cheerleaders, your favorite people, your most fun playmates, and your strongest support system. Your family – whatever way you design it – is at the center of your life and you wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning for Work
This is an extremely positive card for work, especially if you work in a tight-knit environment where your coworkers feel like family.
The relationships are strong and you feel (or will soon feel) content and fulfilled with your work life.
Look to your next professional challenges in areas involving other people, perhaps through leadership, mentoring, or supporting the work of others.
Grow your professional network by treating people as if they are already friends. Offer support, connections, and resources. Give, give, give and then open your arms to receive.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Health
This is a wonderful card for support and inspiration as you improve your health. Your family and friends are eager to help you, so look for creative ways you can accomplish your health goals together. Join a new community of healthy people like Weight Watchers, Al-Anon, or a regular class at your gym and participate regularly. These people will become a part of your new family.
If you are looking to lose weight, get stronger, or heal from an illness, enlist a partner for mutual accountability. You’re more likely to get outside for an early morning walk if you know someone is waiting at the corner for you!
Get together with a friend or a few for meal planning, shopping, and food prep each week. Make turning your health around into a party. Share recipes, swap gossip, and keep each other accountable to your goals.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
The Ten of Cups is an incredibly positive card, but isn’t about winning the lottery or making huge financial decisions.
Instead, imagine you are sitting on a pile of savings, investments, and good decisions from your past. You have more than enough to share with the people you love.
You may not be there yet, but you’re on your way. Money isn’t the only resource we have that gives us security. Friends, family, and community support also provide a safety net and contribute to our feelings of well-being.
You’ll be absolutely fine. No matter the ups and downs of life or the size of your cushion of cash, you’ll always have enough.
Turn to your friends and family to learn their secrets and lessons regarding money. They may not be able to provide you with the cash you need, but they have lifetimes of guidance and advice among them.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
Spiritual enlightenment and understanding doesn’t come in isolation, sitting on top of a mountain alone. You may acquire knowledge alone, but you’ll practice it with others.
Understanding how the world works isn’t useful if you are unable to take your knowledge and put it into practice.
We practice our spirituality through our interactions with others. Our relationships are the playing field where we learn how to be loving, kind, and openhearted.