The 10 of Cups (Mars in Pisces) speaks of joy, fulfilment and contentment that come from harmonious relationships, whether it be in a family setting or in the community. This is the pinnacle experience of the opening of the heart we had with the Ace of Cups, because here that unconditional love has been made manifest on the earth plane.
“In the end, we shall have had enough of cynicism, scepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”
~ Vincent van Gogh
Utopian society looks a bit like the 10 of Cups. Nothing is done out of any other motivation (Mars) than love (in Pisces), always bearing in mind the Highest Good of All. Peace prevails and even in times of grief and sorrow, we feel fully supported through our loving connections with kith and kin. Harmonious creativity brings beauty and good cheer to all.
May all our days be 10 of Cups days!
Affirmation: “I relate from the heart today.”
10 of Cups Prayer
Dear Mother-Father God, thank you for a softening of my heart and for a true appreciation for all the loving connections I have in my life. Make me an instrument of peace and harmony today. So mote it be!
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Archangel: Gabriel, ruler of the Element of Water
Gemstones: Turquoise, mother of pearl, coral
Essential oils: Pine, jasmine
10 of Cups in Love and Relationships
Happily Ever After
To a couple, the 10 of Cups signifies relationship bliss and family happiness. You look to the future together and perhaps make plans to start a family. You welcome children into your life. Everything is pretty hunky dory which almost makes it a bit boring to talk about. But we need at least one card like this in the deck, don’t we?
Not everything in life is a terrible struggle. Basically, the 10 of Cups is a ‘Welcome to the good life – As life was actually meant to be!’ type card. In a way, I almost feel as if our generation has become too cynical to take this card at face value and to believe in this sort of relationship bliss… so maybe the challenge is to believe. This takes the faith of the Spirit Warrior which is another association that we can make for this Mars in Pisces energy card.
Single and looking
In a reading for a single person, this card signifies that they are ready to meet the right one and to settle down. If it is a reading about a new potential mate, this card is obviously a very good sign – depending a bit on where in the spread it lands and what cards surround it.
Upright and with other cards signifying the start of a great romance, this card could very well be the one to tell you that you finally hit the relationship jackpot. So wipe that cynical look off your face right now!
Sexually, this is a card of great intimacy and whispering sweet nothings to each other in bed. You fall asleep in the arms of your beloved, safe in the knowledge that you will wake up to face the challenges of a new day together, always together.
Addicted to Drama?
One tiny red flag… If feeling safe is not one of your relationship goals, boredom might start creeping in when you reach this stage. In that instance, you may wish to look deep within for why you crave constant turbulence/drama. This could be an indicator of CPTSD.
A reversal indicates a meandering heart and a lack of appreciation for what you have. Beware – you might lose it. So practise gratitude daily to lock the bliss of the 10 of Cups in!
The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.