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Upright: Divine love, blissful relationships, harmony, alignment
Reversed: Disconnection, misaligned values, struggling relationships
On the Ten of Cups, a loving couple stand together, arms outstretched, as their two children play nearby. They look towards their home on the hill and a beautiful rainbow in the sky filled with ten cups. The couple shares true, everlasting love, and have everything they could ever wish for – the home, the kids, and most importantly, deeply fulfilling love. They feel this love not just within their own hearts but share it with the people around them.
The family home symbolises stability and comfort, while the grassy hills symbolise fertility and the river symbolises the flow of emotion. The rainbow indicates the end of difficult times and is a sign from the Divine that everything is going to be okay. Overall, it is an idyllic scene representing true emotional fulfillment and Divine love.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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The Ten of Cups embodies happiness, joy, contentment and emotional fulfillment, particularly in the area of relationships and family. You have created an abundance of love and happiness in your life and you now share this love with others, expanding your heart even more. This card often appears when you are surrounded by your loved ones with whom you share a very strong and deep connection. You appreciate and support one another, and together, you help each other fulfill your highest potential. It brings you so much joy to see your loved ones succeed and live happy lives.
The Ten of Cups is the ‘happy family’ card, suggesting that your family relationships are harmonious and loving right now. No one is fighting or causing any tension; all family members are getting along with each other and sharing in the love and happiness that surrounds you. This card may appear in a reading when you are spending more time with family, perhaps on a family holiday, reunion or event, where you can rest and relax together, creating fun and happy family memories and strong bonds.
The Ten of Cups is also a very positive card in terms of romantic relationships and may indicate either the beginning of a new and blissful relationship or a long-term commitment, such as engagement, marriage or starting a family together. You share an everlasting love and may feel that you are soul mates destined to be with one another. When the Ten of Cups appears in a Tarot reading, you feel a sense of wholeness, completion, and alignment in your relationships with others. You are experiencing an idyllic state of peace, harmony and love where all your dreams and wishes have come true, and you are celebrating everything you have created. Take a moment to step back and truly appreciate everything that you have accomplished. You have created a life of connection and bliss by following your heart and trusting your intuition.
The Ten of Cups encourages you to follow your heart and trust your intuition to lead you to those opportunities that are in your Highest Good. Your feelings and emotions will guide you. When something feels really good and in alignment with your Highest Self, do more of it; and when something doesn’t feel good, do less of it. Allow your inner guidance system to lead the way. Seek out opportunities that make you feel fulfilled and that are aligned with your personal values, rather than simply following the path that others expect you to take.
When the reversed Ten of Cups card appears in a Tarot reading, you are seeking greater harmony and connection in your relationships. In your mind, you had wished for a beautiful, harmonious relationship, but in reality, you feel disconnected and disengaged from your loved one. It may feel as if there is something missing, and you’re struggling to truly communicate, empathise, and engage with one another. Each time you try to connect, something goes wrong and you end up feeling even more distance between you. You may have unrealistic expectations of the relationship; that everything is going to be perfect and rosy every minute you are together. If this resonates, then realign your expectations and realise that every relationship has its ups and downs. Or, you may no longer be a fit for each other, in which case you may be considering leaving the relationship.
The invitation of the Ten of Cups is to seek out common ground with your loved ones, and rebuild the relationship from there. See the other person as a Divine Being who is worthy of your love; and equally, see yourself as a Divine Being who is worthy of their love. Love and be loved. Open up the lines of communication and be ready to hold space for one another so that you can reconnect on a deeper, more loving level. Be compassionate, understanding, and respectful, and seek out harmony with one another.
The reversed Ten of Cups can also appear when you are contemplating what a loving relationship means for you. Rather than actively building relationships with others, you are focusing your attention inward, so you can gain clarity around what you want from a relationship. Ask yourself what an ideal relationship looks like to you and how you want to give and receive love. Consider how you can bring more of this energy into your future relationships. You may also look at your existing relationships and check in to see how these relationships align with your desires. Let go of any relationships that no longer bring you fulfillment and happiness, and welcome in new relationships that are in alignment with your Highest Good.
Similarly, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate a misalignment of personal values. You are not living by your personal values, and you are not being true to yourself. You are allowing others to determine what will and will not make you happy rather than looking within for that source of fulfillment. As a result, you are questioning whether you believe in what you are doing. Bring your focus back to what truly makes you happy, even if it is different to what others think will make you happy.
Finally, the reversed Ten of Cups may also suggest that you are neglecting your family while you pursue more material goals such as progressing your career or making more money. Your work-life balance is out of whack, and you are spending less and less quality time with your family. If you continue to neglect your family, you will find that relationships will suffer and you may not be able to achieve an overall sense of contentment and happiness as planned.