Your Chosen Card – Ten of Cups Upright Rider Waite Deck
When upright, the Ten of Cups finds you surrounded by loving relationships, whether they be good friends or supportive family members. This is a time of fulfillment and achieving your hearts desires. Home is where the heart is, and you have arrived where you want to be. Since one of the meanings of Cups is the power to heal, this Ten may represent a final stage of healing and the release from suffering. As pleasant as the scene on this card may appear, it is important to remember that all good things must eventually come to an end. Enjoy your blessings but dont forget to reflect on the impermanence of life.
Keywords Upright: Family happiness, amiable social life, close ties, friendship, contentment, fulfillment, gratitude, family celebration, getting what you always wanted, reaching a long-term goal, home, going home, ones place of residence, hometown, the end of the rainbow, repose of the heart.
Timing: 20 Pisces30 Pisces. Tropical, 11 March20 March. Sidereal, 3 April13 April.
Astrology: Assertive and warlike Mars in the third decan of watery Pisces, the last ten days of winter and also the realm of the Queen of Wands (Water of Fire) and the dreamy Moon (Pisces). Mars is linked to the Tower. The heat of the red planet Mars in this last decan of Pisces brings winter to a close and ushers in the first day of spring.
Number Symbolism: 10 – one too many, the fullness of completion, readiness to begin a new cycle.
Rider Waite: 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 is raised upward; she raises her right arm. The two children dancing near them have not observed the prodigy but are happy after their own manner. There is a home-scene beyond. Divinatory Meanings: Contentment, repose of the entire heart; the perfection of that state; also perfection of human love and friendship; if with several picture-cards, a person who is taking charge of the querents interests; also the town, village, or country inhabited by the querent; (R) repose of the false heart, indignation, violence.
When Ten of Cups is upright you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Ten of Cups is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ten of Cups is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
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Complete Book of Tarot: The Ten of Cups shows a happy family enjoying life in secure circumstances. Unlike the Devil card (which focuses almost exclusively on self-interest and material lusts), the Ten of Cups displays the joy of sharing in close personal relationships. As the last card in the spread, the Ten of Cups suggests that, in the end, the tarot can help us to establish more loving relationships. The Golden Dawn associated this card with the warlike planet Mars, suggesting that the support of close personal relationships can help us weather the stresses and conflicts of daily life.
Creative Tarot: We dont know the full history of tarot, but these are the elements that helped create it. Humans searching for meaning discover it in the everyday things they have lying around. They pay attention to and consider the patterns of the cards. They share their knowledge with others, who then expand on those meanings. They tell one another stories about the cards, thereby creating even more complex patterns and meanings. And then it becomes as if we were never without them.
Complete Book of Tarot: The meaning of a tarot card depends entirely on the intuition and sensitivity of the reader.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 12: The history of the tarot is fascinating, but you dont need to know it to read the cards effectively. On the other hand, learning about the origins of the ideas and symbols artists used to illustrate the cards can give you a greater sense of their meaning and place in Western culture. I enjoy understanding the evolution of ideas and historical trends, so I have included numerous comments about history throughout this text. Knowing a little about the history can keep you from falling prey to many of the false ideas about the cards that have been perpetrated over the course of time. Tarot is a fanciful and imaginative process, so its nice to keep at least one foot planted on the ground.