Card Meaning: Ten Of Cups
While Nine of Cups signifies succes that could easily be transient, here we
see the scene of a pure bliss and joy that could easily be permanent. There are no
material possesions here, just happiness shared with other people. We can see
again (as in Seven of Cups) that chalices are in the air, obviously not
supported by anything material, there are no material base for this happiness,
just emotions. On the card we can see a family under the rainbow; rainbow is a
strong indication of emotional acomplishment. There is a warning not to misspend
this time of joy and not to allow the energy to stagnate, that lesson that was
learnt with Eight of Cups. This card is the final lesson of the Cups
Positive: perpetual success, stable family life, well-being, true friendship,
esteem, honor, peace, love, abundance, comfort.
Negative: breaking of routine, stagnation, unhappiness, dysfunctional family
life, loss of friendship, ulterior motive.
Appearance of Cups in a rainbow; it is contemplated in wonder and ecstacy 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 Querent's interests; also the town, village or country inhabited by the
Querent. Reversed: Repose of the false heart, indignation, violence.
— The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite