Tarot Card meaning for the Ten of Cups



In the Ten of Cups, we see a man and a woman, looking at a rainbow covered in cups. Two kids are dancing together, which could indicate a happy time in our lives or a longing to have this.

The Ten of Cups as a day card

Today we can see the end of the rainbow, and this indicates a happy time shared with others. What could relate to this card in your life? (It could be anything; a lovely day at the park, a lunch with friends, etc.).
The card could also mean wishful thinking, we would like to have this happy time, but we are in another situation at the moment. If this is the case, what is this dream or wish? And how could you get closer to it?

Negative or reversed meaning for this card

We might want sunshine and rainbows or happy families at most times in our lives but this is most likely not going to happy. It is a beautiful and positive card if we can see it for what it is an image depicting happiness and happiness are fleeting moments in time. Moments in time to cherish and appreciate, but it is nothing we can hold on to and bottle up to have when we want them.

How this card could present itself in real life

One of my students once came to class and we spoke about the week that had just past she mentioned the weekend which had been a lovely time spend with family at the park. This scenario is a perfect and simple depiction of the Ten of Cups.
To align it with something in my own life at the time of writing I am planning a holiday and the joy and daydreams before the holiday might actually be more like the Ten of Cups than the reality. We create a dream world of how things will be and then we will undoubtedly still have a fantastic time but will it be as perfect as in our imagination?

How this card is represented in other Tarot decks

In the Crowley deck this card shows we have reached a point that we are truly satisfied for the time being. Things are aligned and we feel good.

In the Celtic Dragon Tarot we see a couple with young children, ten cups and rainbows but it appears like this couple is coming from a place of real appreciation for what they have, which makes this card and its positive meaning stronger.

In the Osho Zen deck this card is called harmony and shows us how we can simply be. As well as how this being could make us very peaceful and content.

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