Ten of Cups Art and Meaning Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the 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.
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
For a male Querent, a good marriage and one beyond his expectations.
Sorrow; also a serious quarrel.
Fidelity. Lovers. Friendships. Treachery.
The Town wherein one resides, Honour, Consideration, Esteem, Virtue, Glory, Reputation
Combat, Strife, Opposition, Differences, Dispute.
Antidote to bad cards; happiness and success
blessed with offspring; betrothal, merry weddings in the family; fortunate events occur in the family; joyful news; a great prize; a rich inheritance.