10 of Cups




Upright position:


A happy family life, true friendships, lasting happiness


The 10 of Cups is another of the most uplifting of cards that you can receive. This card points to happiness in general, perhaps in a more mature, grown-up, global kind of way as opposed to the more personal, less global, wish fulfillment promised by the 9 of Cups. Either way it's a good card.

General: In general the 10 of Cups speaks of a happy family life, (even if you are single,) and to general well being that goes beyond you yourself to include those that you are most concerned about - parents, siblings, children, etc. Being spiritually fulfilled is also part of the picture here. This is a good card to see; regardless of the question.

Work: The 10 of Cups shows that you have reached a degree of being indispensable in your current work. That's a good thing but don't get terribly carried away - nearly everyone can be replaced! You seem to be on the right track, just don't sit back and rest on your laurels. Keep plugging ahead.

Love: If you are worrying about a romantic relationship and you receive this card, it's a clear indicator that you really don't have anything to worry about. You and your beloved are on the same page. If you're in a relationship but have not made a formal commitment, and hope that it comes to pass; take heart, it's coming. Don't sabotage things by causing problems where there aren't any.

Finances: Money seems unlikely to be a problem (or at least not for long) when this card appears. This is likely to point to a prosperous period for you. Just make sure your money is working for you as hard as you work for it. Share the wealth that you have amassed to the degree you feel comfortable doing so, in whatever way makes you feel comfortable. We are all in this life together.

Health: Health is likely to be significantly better if you've been faced with problems, and to remain good if it's been relatively good. You can further this by considering what steps are under your own power to improve (e.g. good nutrition, exercise,) and which things aren't (a genetic illness that runs in your family). Relax completely if you're dealing with the latter. It's not under your control anyway and stressing about it won't change a thing.

Spirituality: Live in the moment and seize the day. You will be all but radiating very good energy and good attitudes. It's important that you share these good attitudes with the people around you who are down or who need this positive energy.




Reversed position:


A family quarrel, loss of a friendship, children may turn against their parents, waste


The reversed 10 of Cups is another card full of promise and joy. This card points to happiness in general, but also carries the warning not to overlook the happiness already in your life in a quest for some elusive "perfect future." Live for today.

General: Even with the implication that you may be overlooking some important cause for happiness which is right under your nose, this is still a good card to see; regardless of the question.

Work: The reversed 10 of Cups says that although you may not have every element that you would like, or think you deserve, in your work, that in general you are appreciated and that things are basically pretty good. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. If you're looking for work, stay upbeat and present yourself as a cheerful, interesting person to be around. That will help you to stand out.

Love: If you are already in a romantic relationship when you recieve the 10 of Cups reversed, you may be spending far too much time questioning it and dreaming about "the one that got away." Pay attention to the here-and-now. The thing about fantasy partners is that they are perfect. Don't ruin a perfectly decent relationship unless you don't have any feeling whatsoever for your current partner. If looking for love, this card reminds you that everyone is an individual; don't hold up new potential partners to impossibly high standards.

Finances: As with the upright 10 of Cups, the reversed 10 shows that money seems unlikely to be a problem (or at least not for long) when this card appears. The reversal reminds you though that gratitude for what you do have (rather than bemoaning what you do not have) is a large part of increasing your financial resources. Give thanks. Help others when you can.

Health: When you pull the reversed 10 of Cups it's a reminder that in this day and age we must all guard against holding ourselves up to impossible standards. No one stays young forever, everyone's physical strength wanes slightly given enough years, and so on. However, this is no excuse to ignore the part that any of us plays in our own health. Are you truly doing all that you can to support your health? Assess.

Spirituality: Focus on and give thanks for the many blessings in your life. Destroy the habit of comparing yourself to others. Comparisons between people are always "apples to oranges." This reversed 10 of Cups reminds us, at every moment, to stay in the "now" and to seize the day. No matter what your circumstances, you will always have something to be grateful for, and to build on. Start there.