The 10 of Cups represents home, family and security. In terms of family, it encompasses non-traditional family structures. (The 10 of Pentacles relates to a more traditional extended family structure). The appearance of this card in a reading brings blessings on the home front and ensures emotional safety and contentment.
An adult couple stands with an arm around each other's waists, raising the other arm to the sky. They have their backs to the viewer and appear to be watching a rainbow that contains an arch made of ten golden chalices. One adult wears blue tights, yellow and red boots, and an orange tunic. The other wears a blue robe over a brown dress. Two children frolic next to them. They stand on a brown platform, and behind them is a river flowing through green fields and trees towards a red-roofed house in the distance. The sky is a clear blue.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: The Page of Cups, The Moon
Amplifier for: The Page of Cups, The Moon
Zodiac/Element: Mars in Pisces
Dates: 11 March to 20 March
Traditional Name: Perfected Success
Traditional Meaning: 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 Querent's interests; also the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent. Reversed: Repose of the false heart, indignation, violence.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
This card represents home, family and security. In terms of family, it encompasses non-traditional family structures. (The 10 of Pentacles relates to a more traditional extended family structure). The appearance of this card in a reading brings blessings on the home front and ensures emotional safety and contentment.
Taking care of things on the home front and the emotional needs of those you love is indicated. Express your emotional needs to others rather than hoping they'll read your mind.
Use sensitivity and diplomacy in problem-solving with loved ones.
In romance, this denotes an established and harmonious relationship.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When negatively aspected or reversed, it shows dysfunction and even abuse in relationships.Take steps to keep yourself safe.
If this reversal comes up concerning a potential suitor, the advice is to move on quickly, but to be careful as they could become obsessive.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of the 10 of Cups is the ability to understand and nurture others and allow yourself to receive understanding and nurturing in return.
The Invitation of the 10 of Cups is to spend time deepening and strengthening the bonds of love between yourself and your chosen family.
The Challenge of the 10 of Cups is to refrain from becoming passive-aggressive (or just plain aggressive) to those around you when you feel your needs aren’t being met. Be sure to express appreciation to others and don't take them for granted.
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