Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Water, female, passive energy - emotions
Keywords and Phrases:
Happiness and satisfaction, permanency.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meanings
The Ten of Cups brings emotional happiness and satisfaction of the heart and often signals commitment and permanency. In the image in the Gilded Tarot there’s an emotional sense of ‘coming home’, the warm embrace of being surrounded by those we love and family life. Ten golden cups suspended upon a rainbow signal harmony and deep felt contentment.
As Cups are the suit of emotions the Ten points to completion from the potential of where the Ace began. For a single person in a relationship reading, it can indicate a new relationship that has the potential to develop into a serious commitment fairly quickly. For those settled, it can indicate a contented marriage and points to happiness within the family unit.
I tend to view the Ten of Pentacles as the more practical side to home and family, with the Ten of Cups as emotional fulfilment, the ultimate goal that most people hope to find in matters of the heart, sincere and lasting love that brings joy and contentment and, as such, this is one of the cards that can indicate marriage.
If reversed or ill-dignifed, it can point to problems within the close family unit, relationship or marital discord, an emptiness of love as the contents of the ten cups are poured away.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card Combinations:
Four of Wands > The Hierophant > Ten of Cups: One of the many indications with marriage cards that can suggest a forthcoming wedding.
Ten of Cups > Five of Wands > Six of Swords: Coming through a rocky patch, suggests fairly minor but wearing challenges that will be overcome and calm restored.
Ace of Cups > Two of Cups > Ten of Cups: The natural progression of a developing relationship.
Two of Cups > Knight of Pentacles > Ten of Cups: Can represent a long-term relationship or engagement finally getting hitched! For those single, the potential for a serious relationship with a longstanding friend or acquaintance.
Ten of Cups > Nine of Swords > The Star: Worries alleviated; assurance that matters will improve and look promising for the future following whatever concerns there may have been surrounding the relationship.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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