Ten of Cups Artwork Description
“Appearance of cups in a rainbow; it is contemplated in wonder and ecstasy by a man and woman below, evidently husband and wife. His right arm is about her; his left raised upward; she raises her right arm. The two children dancing near them have not observed the miracle but are happy in their own way. there is a home scene beyond.” 1
Ten of Cups Associations
- Ten: Completion, satisfaction; end and beginning; master-skill; Fulfillment.
- Element: Water.
- Timing: Autumn; slothy; dynamic.
- Direction: West/indirect; continuity.
- Keywords: Relationships; family, friends, strangers, enemies; coworkers; romance/lovers; emotional attachments to other sentient beings or highly valued things.
Ten of Cups Basic Meaning
The Ten of Cups is about success. Emotional fulfillment and relationships that are whole and lasting. An (ideal) family/home environment.
“Success; lasting happiness; a happy home environment; loving friends and partners; excellent friendships and great love; contentment and emotional reward.” 2
“A family delights in a rainbow of cups. This card indicates that the querent has risen above petty emotions, like anger or resentment, to mature emotions. Meaning that they are able to feel what others feel, and know how to respond to them and create an emotional connection. This, in turn, allows them to create the sort of family, friendships and neighborhoods we all dream of having. Ones that know how to offer emotional support, understanding and comfort.
Thus, the card predicts that the querent has the instincts, control and maturity to get out of emotional difficulties and misunderstanding; they know how to restore emotional harmony between family members, friends and neighbors. As advice, it urges the querent to be empathetic, also to smile, be kind, be warm, be emotionally generous, and to trust their emotional wisdom.
It also predicts good times with those we love-reunions, holidays, special occasions. If any such are coming up, the querent can be told that they’ll go better than expected.
As for relationships, the querent can be told to remember the love that brought the them and their partner together and ought to be holding them together still. Put aside the disagreements over money or work or politics and delight in the rainbow.” 3
“Meaning: Contentment, repose of the entire heart; the perfection of that state; if with several picture-cards, a person who is taking charge of the Querent’s interests; also the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent. For a male Querent, a good marriage and beyond his expectations.
Reversed: Repose of the false heart, indignation, violence. Sorrow.” 1
Axank’s Dream Recollection
September 21-22, 2011
I dreamt that a man and woman were falling from the sky—their son was waiting for them in their bedroom and he was anticipating what would happen. The man and woman were kind of emotionless—rigid. As they fell, they both landed onto the bed. As their son expected, they landed on top of each other into intercourse. They basically started orgasming <positive emotionality> right away <fulfillment>. Their rigid emotions became soft and tender, and the couple became intertwined in an enjoyable experience.