Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira
Co-authored by James Kerti
What does the Ten of Cups tarot card mean?
The Ten of Cups speaks of a deep abiding happiness, especially in association with family and domestic matters. It’s a card not only of excitement and joy, but true fulfillment.
This minor arcana card represents feeling satisfied with your lot in life.
If you’ve recently been going through a challenging time, the Ten of Cups assures you that you’re on your way to a place where you will feel contentment. Keep showing up with a positive attitude and putting in the work!
As with other Cups, it deals mostly with the emotional realm. Its focus is on how you feel about your situation, as opposed to what it looks like from the outside.
If you’re receiving this card, it means that you’re moving beyond relying on other people’s opinions for your happiness. You’re instead arriving at measuring success by your own standards.
Ten of Cups Tarot Guide
Keywords for the Ten of Cups: happiness, domestic harmony, family, fulfillment
Yes or No: Yes
Zodiac Sign of the Ten of Cups: Pisces
Planet of the Ten of Cups: Neptune
Element of the Ten of Cups: Water
What does the Ten of Cups card mean in a love reading?
The Ten of Cups presents itself as an excellent omen in a love reading because it’s a card of domestic harmony.
If you’re already in a relationship, this minor arcana card is a good sign for your relationship’s present and future. The Ten of Cups reminds you that like attracts like. The more you express appreciation for the harmony you feel here, the more you will experience. Likewise, if you’re considering taking the next step in your relationship, including co-creating a home or having children, this card is encouraging.
For singles, the Ten of Cups can mean that you’ll soon be entering into a new long-term relationship that will bring you the kind of fulfillment you’ve been dreaming about. Even better, as a rising tide lifts all boats, this contentment is likely to spread to other areas of your life. If you’re already sensing who that person might be for you, take that step forward!
What does the Ten of Cups tarot card mean for career, money and finance?
The Ten of Cups has a tendency to appear when things are going well at work, and are about to get even better!
Since this card is associated with family, its appearance in a career reading can indicate that your work environment feels like home to you. (It may even be the case that you work with family members.) Having such harmonious relationships among colleagues can make it a joy to show up for work. Don’t hesitate to tell coworkers how much you appreciate this feeling of connection.
In a financial reading, the Ten of Cups signals a positive connection between family and finances. You might soon receive a new financial opportunity from someone close to you, and this card offers support to explore it.
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What does the Ten of Cups tarot card mean for health?
If you’ve recently started a new health practice, such as a diet or exercise program, the Ten of Cups encourages you to stick with it, even if you’re not seeing major results yet. And if you want to begin a healthy regimen, this card is a signal to get going.
The Ten of Cups is generally a positive card here. It can point to a strong connection between your physical health and your spiritual well-being. If you feel content with your life, it might be time to get more in touch with your spiritual nature (or religious faith) and to see how these pieces fit together for you in a harmonious way.
Ten of Cups Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning
The message of the Ten of Cups gets flipped when the card appears in a reversed position.
If you see the card in reverse, it may refer to disharmony and disagreements at home. This serves as a warning to address this situation with integrity, or else relationships could disintegrate into long-term estrangement.
Remember, Cups focus on emotional matters. So this card in reverse is concerned with feelings of imbalance and discontent. The Ten of Cups in reverse might be a cautionary tale that you’ve been ignoring someone’s emotional needs (or that yours aren’t being met). Its presence here offers an opportunity for good communication as a corrective action before the situation reaches a point where it’s impossible to resolve.
Is the Ten of Cups tarot card a yes or no?
With its message of happiness and harmony, the Ten of Cups comes through as a resounding yes in a yes or no reading.
What does the Suit of Cups mean?
Cups are associated with water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces), which rule emotions and connection. Water signs carry a romantic, artistic, and intuitive energy, and people with those signs love to create and connect.
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