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Tarot Card Meanings:
Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups: Overview and Symbols

The Ten of Cups is one of the most positive cards in the Tarot. It represents a state of complete happiness and fulfillment, both in your personal and professional life. The card shows a family of four happily celebrating with a rainbow overhead.

Some Specific Symbols and Their Meanings in the Rider Waite Smith Tarot:

  • The rainbow, which often appears after rain, is a symbol of hope, new beginnings, and peace.
  • The cups represent a sense of emotional fulfillment — imagine all cups filled with joy, hope, happiness, and all things good and positive.
  • The family represents the very foundations of happiness and fulfillment that can last for generations to come. Your family is where you can often find unconditional love, support, and acceptance.
  • The background showing a houseverdant greenery, and a flowing stream symbolize contentment, peace, comfort, and having everything you and future generations of your family need to thrive.
The Ten of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot
The Ten of Cups as depicted in the Rider-Waite Smith Tarot by A.E. White, illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith

Ten of Cups: Card Meanings

Keywords/Phrases: Happiness, joy, contentment, emotional fulfillment, peace, harmony, love, family, blessings, gratitude, satisfaction, fulfillment, and success.

The Ten of Cups is a very positive card, often signifying good things to come or that you’ve already achieved the kind of joy and fulfillment it depicts. It can also serve as a reminder that you’re surrounded by loved ones (whether your biological family or your chosen family) with whom you have deep, meaningful relationships. These are the people who give you the unconditional love and support you need to succeed in life.

Ten of Cups: Reversed Card Meanings

Keywords/Phrases: Lack of connection, conflict, separation, loneliness, dysfunctional relationships (especially with family), loss, broken dreams

If the Ten of Cups appears reversed, it can mean that your relationships are struggling and that you long for more meaningful connections. It can signify drifting away from or falling out of a good relationship with people you love, or feeling that your values simply do not align with theirs.

Gallery: Ten of Cups in Various Decks

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