Ten of Cups

Upright Meaning Guide

Ten of Cups Upright Tarot Card Key Meanings:

Happiness, family,  happy families, reunions, homecomings, family gatherings, marriage, long term relationships, stability, security, harmony, abundance, domestic bliss, happy ever after, caring, children, fun, play, creativity, soulmates, fate, destiny, good luck, blessings,  well-being, fulfilment

General Meaning and Interpretation (Upright)

In a general context, the Ten of Cups Tarot card is a great card to have in your Tarot reading as it represents true happiness and emotional and spiritual fulfilment. It tells you that you will be living your happy ever after and can look forward to domestic bliss. This Minor Arcana card represents happy families, children, caring and fun. You should be feeling very happy and secure when it appears in your Tarot reading. Life should be full of true contentment. This applies to you and your circle of family and friends. Everything you need you should have in abundance and you will be feeling truly blessed. Now is a time to reap the rewards of your previous hard work. The Ten of Cups Tarot card also represents playfulness and creativity so you may find the fun factor in your life goes up a notch when this card makes an appearance. The Ten of Cups can also signify reunions, home comings or family gatherings so if you have been away from your family, friends or partner or they have gone abroad, you can expect to be reunited with them.  

Love & Relationships (Upright) 

In a love Tarot reading, if you are married, the Ten of Cups is a great omen for long term relationships and marriage and it is a soulmate card so things should be going very well when it appears. It represents a happy and harmonious relationship. If you are hoping to move to the next level of commitment or to have children this is a great card to get in your Tarot spread. If you have been separated from a lover it can indicate that there may be a reunion in the future. If you are single, the Ten of Cups can indicate that you will be starting a new long term relationship which will give you security and stability or that you are looking for that type of relationship.     

In a career context, the Ten of Cups is a good omen. It indicates that things should be going well in work as you should have reached a point where you are reaping the rewards of your hard work. It can also indicate that you may be finding now is a time where you have the opportunity to focus on family life and enjoying the fruits of your hard work. In a financial Tarot reading, the Ten of Cups is also a good omen. Investments you made previously should be going well with this Minor Arcana card in your Tarot spread. It is a good luck and abundance card so your finances should be in an upswing when it appears.

Money & Career (Upright)

Health (Upright)

In a health context, if you have made some changes to improve your health, the Ten of Cups tells you that you will soon start to feel the benefits. If you haven’t made those changes, start now. It is generally a positive health card so if you have been ill recently, you should see some sort of improvement or increase in your energy levels.

Spirituality (Upright)

In a spiritual context, the Ten of Cups indicates that you will be feeling very happy and positive. Those around you will also feel the benefits of the good energy radiating from you. It is also a card of good luck and destiny so you may find your spiritual path is really falling into place when this card appears.

Reversed Meaning Guide

Ten of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:

Unhappy home/family life, dysfunctional family, broken home, lack of security/stability, divorce, separation, conflict, disharmony, lack of teamwork, rocky relationships, keeping up appearances, non-traditional families, not wanting marriage/children, infertility, miscarriage, social services, losing your home, homesickness, isolation, foster families, family secrets, neglect, abuse​

General meaning and interpretation (Reversed)

In a general Tarot reading, the Ten of Cups Tarot card reversed is not a great omen. The love, harmony and contentment have disappeared and are replaced with discontent, arguments and conflict. The Ten of Cups reversed can generally refer to an unhappy home life, broken home or dysfunctional family situation. It can indicate family breakdowns, problems within a family, neglect or abuse. The Ten of Cups reversed can be an indicator of family relationships not being as stable as they may appear outwardly. There may be secrets, problems and/or disharmony and someone may be trying to keep up appearances when this Minor Arcana appears. It can also represent infertility or miscarriage. On the lighter side, it can simply represent a non-traditional family situation or a foster family.  It can also signify homesickness or feeling isolated. 

Love & Relationships (Reversed)

If you are in a relationship, the Ten of Cups reversed is not a great omen in a love Tarot reading. It can indicate a rocky relationship and can be an indicator of one partner not wanting commitment, marriage or children. It can also represent a breakup, separation or divorce in some case however the supporting cards would need to confirm this. The Ten of Cups reversed can also simply indicate a non-traditional relationship. If you are in a relationship and struggling to conceive, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate that there may be issues with fertility that need to be addressed. If you are single, the Ten of Cups reversed can signify that you may be holding onto some negative patterns or beliefs in relation to love and family that are preventing you from finding a happy and healthy relationship. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family environment you may need to reflect on how this has affect your relationships as an adult and change any negative patterns so can find a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

Money & Career (Reversed)

In a career reading, the Ten of Cups reversed can simply indicate a career in social work or working with families. It can also indicate a lack of team work or feeling isolated in a work environment. There may be arguments or conflict in relation to work or a hectic work schedule may be having a negative effect on your family life. In a financial context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate lack of stability or financial security so make sure you are putting aside money for a rainy day and don’t make risky investments when it appears.

Health (Reversed)

In a health context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate a lack of harmony within the body so try to keep a balanced diet and when it appears. There may be unexpected health issues or surgery with this card in your Tarot reading. If you are trying to get pregnant but are struggling to conceive, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate fertility issues need to be addressed.

In a spiritual context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate that you are not sticking to your own personal moral code in some way. You need to be true to yourself and follow your spiritual path in order to find true fulfilment.

Spirituality (Reversed)

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