Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionAppearance 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.
Meaning of Ten of Cups from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
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.
Repose of the false heart, indignation, violence.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
For a male Querent, a good marriage and one beyond his expectations.
Sorrow; also a serious quarrel.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Fidelity. Lovers. Friendships. Treachery.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
The Town wherein one resides, Honour, Consideration, Esteem, Virtue, Glory, Reputation
Combat, Strife, Opposition, Differences, Dispute.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
Antidote to bad cards; happiness and success
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.