Emotions, Love, Relationship
TEN OF CUPS POWERWORDS
This card means celebration of the bond of love and friendship and a sense of ‘coming home’. A time of ultimate joy.
Traditionally the card means happiness and belonging. Happy family and celebration.
A couple stand arm in arm looking at a rainbow in the sky. Their back is to us. Two children dance merrily. In the background we see trees, hills, and a home with a red roof.
This couple represent the loving energies of the male and female principle. I am not necessarily talking gender here. Simply the Yin Yang energy of male/female.
The children dance with happiness. When you are happy do you feel giddy inside or happy enough to skip or dance? They can represent actual children and a good relationship with them. They can represent a child on the way for a women wanting a baby. They can also represent our own inner child who is nourished by the unconditional love from our close ones.
The rainbow represents heart and harmony. Treasure of the heart has been received. There is joy and celebration in the fact that there are happy relationships and a sense of belonging. Rainbows always bring joy to the eyes and fits this card well.
Ten Standing Cups
The ten standing cups are inside the rainbow -- blessed by joy and celestial energies. Good fortune comes with this card.
The stream represents flowing clear emotional energies -- no blockages. All is well.
Trees and Green
Represents the fertility of the summer and the sense of happiness this abundant nature can give us.
The house represents a happy peaceful home and we all want that. The red roof indicates security (root chackra -- red) and passion for life.
QUESTIONS TO HELP YOU EXPLORE THIS CARD MORE
I always think of the Waltons when I get this card. You know it? A TV series from America in the late 60’s, early 70’s of a large family. I always remember the end of every episode they would say good night and you could feel the love coming from their home. The Walton’s always reminded me of the Ten of Cups when I was learning about this card.
Here is a short video of the family saying good night…..
The Ten of Cups is about happy family. This does not necessarily have to mean the traditional family with husband, wife, two kids and a dog. It can mean two lesbians, a house of lesbians, two gay men or a mix. It can mean your extended family. It can mean friends that feel like family. It can mean your work mates who feel like family. The keyword is close connection to others and a sense of community. A sense of belonging.
What aspect of your family do you love?
What part of your community makes you feel you belong and are accepted?
Do you feel deep unconditional love for others?
Are you seeking to belong to a group with a set of ideals and spiritual energy like your own?
Are you wishing to start a family, Red Tent, circle, community?
Do you appreciate the love that others give you?
Another thing to note is that there is no such thing as happily ever after. Unfortunately (especially as girls) we were told this in the fairy-tales. We then grow up to wonder why our partnership or marriage is not like the fairy tales. The Ten of Cups tells you that RIGHT NOW you are super happy and blissful. Yet the 10 cards are about completion. A new cycle will begin and with that change. So enjoy the energy of the 10 while it lasts and be accepting of reality that all things change in time. Sometimes for the better and sometimes not.
GOLDEN DAWN / QABALA
The Hermetic title for this card is ‘Lord of Perfected Success’.
On the Tree of Life, the Number Ten cards sit on the Sphiroth Malkuth which represents Kingdom or Planet Earth.
After the energy from the Divine enters Kether at the top of the Tree of Life, it next flows to Chokhmah. Chokhmah is the place of wisdom. The energy then flows onto Binah which is the energy of understanding. Then the energy leaves this upper triangle of energy (called the Supernal) and flows down to Chesed, the energy of Mercy. Then the energy flows to Gevurah which is a difficult Sphiroth representing severity and possibly suffering. Then the energy flows to Tiferet which is at the center of the Tree of Life. It represents balance and harmony. Next we move to Netzach which is victory and then onto Hod which is splendor. Then we move onto Yesod which is Foundation and directly under Tiferet in the middle pillar. It is balanced. It is the place where all the above energies now have the ability to become manifest and real. What we think, we become. More importantly, what we feel we become. Finally the energy moves down into Malkuth which is Yesod come into the world and create the planet we live on and everything in existence. The essence of the Creator goes through various stages until it comes to the final stage of being. Therefore we can conclude that all of life and the world around us contains a spark of the Creator. All the 10 cards in the Tarot represent completion of the suits energy.
Ruled by Mars in Pisces
TEN OF CUPS REVERSED
When this card is reversed the card shows a block to happy family and relationships. You might feel alone, different or like an outsider. Not belonging to any home, place or even country.
Two important questions to consider with a reversed Ten of Cups:
Are you really alone or is it created by your mind and emotions?
There are others like you. Do you have the energy to find them?