The meaning of the Ten of Cups Tarot card is ‘fairytale.’ Happy endings are always predicted with the Ten of Cups, so if you’ve got it in your Tarot reading, consider yourself lucky!
Ten of Cups General Tarot Meaning
The Ten of Cups symbolizes your happily ever after. After the hardships and struggles of achieving the things you want, you can kick back and enjoy your life for a while.
Sometimes, the Ten of Cups can mean that – deep down – you want that traditional family life with a white picket fence. If you’re performing a relationship reading, try to assess if you and your lover are on the same page in regard to the things you both want.
There will be times when the Ten of Cups appears in a negative spread position or as a drawback. Although rarely negative, the Ten of Cups can be if it appears to be in a ‘bad’ spread position. However, because the Ten of Cups is a card of hope, these interpretations only apply if it lands in a ‘negative’ ‘drawback’ ‘obstacle’ or ‘challenge’ position.
If your Ten of Cups has landed in a negative spread position, it means that getting the happy family life you crave will not make you feel contented. Perhaps you like the thought of having your desires more than you would enjoy actually living them.
There’s also the possibility that no one can ever live up to your expectations. You want the dream guy who looks amazing, drives a great car, opens doors for you, surprises you with flowers every day, etc. You’re not willing to compromise, or you don’t bring much to the table. If this is the case, the Ten of Cups is telling you to be more realistic and set the bar a bit lower, or else to up your own game. If you want a dream partner, you must also become a dream partner.
Ten of Cups Love Tarot Meaning
In a love Tarot reading, the Ten of Cups has a very desirable meaning – it’s one of my favorite relationship cards! Marriage and children could be on the cards for this relationship. This is definitely something your partner wants. Don’t worry about being open and honest if you feel the same way. If you’re already attached and the relationship is as serious as you would like, the Ten of Cups can predict a change of scenery and a new home.
Struggling to achieve the type of relationship you want and keep seeing the Ten of Cups as a ‘negative’ or ‘drawback’? This can mean that you’re too keen to express your future plans when you first meet someone, or that your relationships get too serious too quickly, causing them to fizzle out. Therefore, your Tarot cards are telling you to get to know potential partners better before you have fantasies of walking down the aisle.
However, the Ten of Cups is usually positive for love and partnerships. Even if it appears in a negative position, this can be a sign that all isn’t as bad as you think, and that you will still get the things you want. If you still need extra reassurance, you can check out more detailed meanings in the Love Tarot Meanings e-book.
Ten of Cups Feelings Tarot Meaning
Is your partner or potential partner not open with you about their feelings? Are you wondering how they feel about you? Don’t fret, as the Ten of Cups is a very good sign that they want to provide you with your fairytale ending.
If the person you’re pursuing is acting a little distant with you, this can mean that, although they wish to provide you with your fairytale ending, they worry they cannot give you everything you want. In some cases, your lover may not be ready to take the next step, not because they don’t want to, but simply because they don’t feel in the position to do so.
Ten of Cups Career & Business Tarot Meaning
The Ten of Cups is rather good for business and career-related Tarot readings, as it predicts that you will see a level of success and everything will work out for the best.
The Ten of Cups is desirable if you’re worried about the future with regard to your business. If you have responsibilities and are nervous about the cost of your business, try not to worry too much. The Ten of Cups is a sign that you will have the money for all of your desires.
In business readings, I often see the Ten of Cups appears as a message that you will achieve your fairytale life through your business. Although the going will get tough, there will be a point in time when you’ll be able to sustain the life you dream about because of your business. Work harder, smarter, and you’ll get there eventually.
Ten of Cups Future Tarot Meaning
The Ten of Cups will land in the outcome position of a Tarot spread to symbolize the fact that you will get your fairytale ending in the future. Although in some cases, you may or may not get this in your current relationship, business, etc., the Ten of Cups is a sign that the road you’re on now will lead in this direction.
Yes or No with The Ten of Cups
General – The Ten of Cups is a yes, especially for questions that involve love or family.
Do they like me? – Yes, this person likes you a lot!
Am I pregnant? – Although Tarot is no substitute for medical advice, I would read the Ten of Cups as a card that predicts pregnancy if having a baby is what you want. When you don’t want to get pregnant, the Ten of Cups is a no for matters related to conception.
Is this relationship going to last? – Yes! This relationship is going to last for the foreseeable future and may even lead to marriage.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the path you’re on now will lead to your fairytale ending.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – The odds look encouraging that your ex-lover will return. If your ex doesn’t come back, you will meet someone else.
The Ten of Cups as a Negative, Weakness, or Obstacle
When the Ten of Cups appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, this means you focus too much on achieving your dream life. You have to ask yourself if this is the life you really want, or whether you only want it because society has told you to have it.
The Ten of Cups as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When the Ten of Cups appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, it means you will achieve your fairytale ending. Most of the things in your life as perfect, and you’re thankful for the love that surrounds you.
The Ten of Cups will also appear as a strength when your relationships are happy ones. Your lover loves you, your family is loyal, and your friends are beacons of support. Your relationships do not tear you down; they build you up.
In some cases, the Ten of Cups represents romantic partnerships that are likely to go the extra mile, so they appear as advantages. You and your lover are on the same page in regard to marriage and children, so this obviously makes your happily ever after more likely to materialize.