ten of cups

Tarot Treks: Ten of Cups

Every time I see the ten of cups I hear the song Everything is Awesome by Tegan and Sara (feat. The Lonely Island) from The Lego Movie. You’d be surprised how many people have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention it in readings. If you are one of those people, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. 

Ten of Cups Ghetto Tarot
It slaps!

The ten of cups is the happy family card! It’s the card I drew when I boldly wanted to predict whether or not the Chiefs would win the Superbowl. I think we all remember how that turned out.

We are the champions, possibly forever.

The family in the card is celebrating true emotional contentment and bliss. Life is beautiful, stable, and satisfying. The tens in tarot are the pinnacle of success or difficulty depending on the suit, so the ten of cups is the pinnacle of love and emotional fulfillment. The wish you made in the nine of cups has led to quite the idyllic scene.


  • Rainbow: hope, harmony, spiritual cohesion
  • River: fertility
  • Greenery: growth, abundance

Ten of Cups Upright

The ten of cups is harmonious relationships, ultimate love, joy, and alignment. This is found with whomever you call family because, like my friend Becca always says, “Friends are the family you choose!” If you’re in this energy, savor it, because we all know that it won’t last forever, and that’s okay. The ten of cups doesn’t mean life is perfect, but it feels pretty close to perfect right now. You’ve cultivated meaningful relationships where you feel whole, safe, and loved. Life is what you make of it, and relationships require work and communication, but right now life is good.

Ten of cups this might hurt

Ten of Cups Reversed

So does that mean the ten of cups reversed mean your family life is hella crazy and your kids are drawing on the dog? Not necessarily, although if your kids are unusually quiet right now, you should probably check on them. There is something within your family dynamic that might need tending to when you see the ten of cups reversed. Where is the disharmony? Is something bothering you that you aren’t communicating for the sake of peace or to make others happy? Maybe your once happy family is broken or going through a trying time. If that’s the case family therapy or marriage counseling is an option, and so is divorce, although the ten of cups alone doesn’t mean things are falling apart. It’s also possible that you’re in need of some comforting family or friend time because you’ve been working unusually hard. Get you some love!

Sources and Decks

Tarot for Beginners: A Holistic Guide to using the Tarot for Personal Growth & Self Development by Meg Hayertz
The Ultimate Guide to Tarot Card Meanings by Brigit Esselmont
Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea
The Easiest Way to Learn Tarot- Ever! By Dusty White
Tarot Mood by Natalie Meraki
This Might Hurt Tarot by Isabella Rotman
Ghetto Tarot by Alice Smeets
Rider Waite Smith Deck
Other sources linked in article

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