Ten of Cups

Holistic Tarot card meanings and correspondences for the 10 of Cups

“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

The 10 of Cups speaks of joy, fulfilment and contentment that comes 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.

Utopian society looks a bit like the 10 of Cups. Nothing is done out of any other motivation than love, 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 (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), thank you for a softening of the heart and a true appreciation for all the loving connections I have made. Make me an instrument of peace and harmony today. So mote it be!

Correspondences for the 10 of cups

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Planet: Mars

Archangel: Sandalphon (Angel of Pisces) and Camael (Ruler of Mars)

Gemstone: Turquoise

Scent: Pine


10 of Cups in Love and Relationships

To a couple the 10 of Cups signifies relationship bliss and family happiness. You look to the future together and start a family. You welcome new children into your life. Everything is pretty hunky dory which 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 – now f*cking appreciate it!’ 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. Yay, a challenge! I mean, where’s the fun if there’s no challenge?

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.

One tiny red flag… If feeling safe is not your foremost goal in a relationship, boredom might start creeping in when you reach this stage.

A reversal indicates a meandering heart and a lack of appreciation for what you have. Beware – you might lose it!