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Ten of Cups Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Ten of Cups from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

Upright

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.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Uncertainty.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

For a male Querent, a good marriage and one beyond his expectations.

Reversed

Sorrow; also a serious quarrel.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Fidelity. Lovers. Friendships. Treachery.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

The Town wherein one resides, Honour, Consideration, Esteem, Virtue, Glory, Reputation

Reversed

Combat, Strife, Opposition, Differences, Dispute.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Antidote to bad cards; happiness and success

Reversed

passing worries.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

blessed with offspring; betrothal, merry weddings in the family; fortunate events occur in the family; joyful news; a great prize; a rich inheritance.

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