The Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Ten of Cups is one of the most important cards of the Minor Arcana.

Below you will learn everything about its meaning both in the upright and reversed position.

In addition to the general interpretation, the topics of love, health, career, finances and destiny are also explained in detail.

Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Ten of Cups Keywords

Upright: Joy, Family, Peace, Harmony
Reversed: Chaos, Sadness, Loneliness, Strife

The Ten of Cups Tarot Card Description

The Ten of Cups Tarot card shows a family in an idyllic landscape, rejoicing in their lives.

A man and a woman embrace each other with one hand and stretch the other towards the sky to share their happiness and joy with the whole world.

They invite the viewer to look closely at the things we need for a fulfilled life, like family, a safe home and love for each other.

Next to the adults, two small children are dancing exuberantly with each other, expressing a carefree joy.

This card celebrates family as a source of joy and fulfillment that helps us not to lose heart and keep going even in difficult times.

The couple is looking at their house in the distance, before an idyllic landscape. Their home stands on a small hill and symbolizes safety and security.

The green landscape represents fertility and vitality, while the river is a source of deep contentment and new creation.

In the sky stretches a large rainbow containing ten golden chalices. The rainbow stands for new hope and confidence, especially after difficult and stressful times.

The chalices, in turn, stand for inner fulfillment and deep satisfaction with our lives, as we have everything we need to be happy. The number ten symbolizes perfection and reveals that we have achieved an important goal in life.

Upright Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Ten of Cups Tarot card invites us to enjoy time with our family to the fullest. That works especially well on weekends or vacations, where we can relax a bit from the otherwise thoroughly structured daily routine.

Spending quality time with our family not only gives us happy moments but also strengthens the relationships between us.

By going on trips together, playing games or simply exchanging ideas, we get to know and love each other better and at the same time prevent unnecessary conflicts.

Being a family means that we can support and rely on each other in all circumstances, creating a deep bond that will always hold you together.

Another meaning of the Ten of Cups is an approaching time of peace and harmony. Just as after a storm, a rainbow appears with the first rays of sunshine, so after times of crisis and difficult challenges, a time of harmony arises again.

The Ten of Cups shows you that you can now increasingly relax and draw new energy. Above all, consider your inner wealth and visualize all the positive relationships in your life.

Now is also a good time to make peace with people you really like and settle your differences.

By recognizing how many friends, family and happiness we already have in our lives, the more resilient we will be to the storms of life.

The Ten of Cups encourages us to reflect inwardly to appreciate the flourishing relationships in our lives.

Having a good circle of friends or a supportive family is not something we take for granted. On the contrary, we often have most of our fights within the family or with close friends.

The good fortune of having so many loving and supportive people around us is not bestowed upon everyone and deserves great gratitude and appreciation.

We will create long-lasting and fulfilling connections by returning the same level of support and affection to people who love us. Be aware of how your relationships have evolved and rejoiced in the positive memories you have created together.

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Upright Ten of Cups Tarot Love Meaning


In a love tarot reading, the Ten of Cups card shows that as a single person you are in for a joyful time in love. Being single is not a burden for you, but you enjoy the time with your friends and family and rejoice in your life.

You also get to know many new people, some of whom are sure to become close friends over time.

Although you wish for a steady partner, you never feel alone because of your large and stable social environment.

You enjoy flirting with others and enjoy the first time of being in love, use these experiences to learn from them what a fulfilling relationship should feel like.

The Ten of Cups symbolizes that you have just met someone new with whom you can imagine starting a family.

It may be too early to talk about concrete family plans, but your inner voice tells you that this person would be a great family person.

Take your time to get to know and love your counterpart and create joyful moments together as a basis for a stable partnership.


In a relationship, the Ten of Cups means that you have a great desire regarding family additions. In a young relationship, this can symbolize the desire for children, in an older one for grandchildren. A pet can also be an addition to the family.

You simply want to share the love that springs from your union with someone else and expand your community.

The Ten of Cups reveals that this desire for a new family member could come true in the near future if you work together and prepare accordingly.

The Ten of Cups also shows deep contentment and harmony in a partnership. You feel strongly connected to each other and can emerge from any life crisis, no matter how difficult, stronger together.

Rejoice in your togetherness by looking back together at your experienced ups and downs. Realize how much your relationship fulfills you and makes you happy.

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Upright Ten of Cups Health Meaning

For your health, the Ten of Cups means how important a harmonious social environment is for your well-being. People who stand by you in times of need or with whom you share beautiful experiences are an important resource to prevent various mental illnesses.

By maintaining your social contacts regularly, you not only stay healthy but also increase your life satisfaction.

Another meaning of the Ten of Cups is that you should strive for peace and harmony in your life. In this way, you will prevent conflicts and daily stress, which causes various diseases.

You will create a healthy social environment around you from which everyone
will benefit by being emphatic and appreciative in your dealings with others.

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Upright Ten of Cups Career Meaning

For your job, the Ten of Cups means how important a peaceful working atmosphere is for your own work performance. Because if you go to work relaxed and looking forward to your colleagues, you will be more motivated to give your best.

In addition, work colleagues can also be important support when you are facing a problem or simply need some relief.

In addition, the Ten of Cups encourages you to enjoy the fruits of your labor. You have put a lot of time into your job and made a career and you can now enjoy the results.

So you have more time for other areas of life such as hobbies or family and can take a step back in your job.

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Upright Ten of Cups Finances/Money Meaning

In financial matters, the Ten of Cups reveals that you can look with pride at your prosperity. Compare where you were financially 5- 10 years ago and how far you have expanded your wealth to the present day.

Only when you look into the past, you realize how much prosperity you have earned today, of which you can be rightly proud.

Furthermore, the Ten of Cups Tarot card reveals that you are just in a comfortable situation to fulfill the most important material wishes for yourself and your family.

Whether it’s building a house or a new car, use your wealth to enhance the quality of life, both your own and your family’s, in the long run.

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Upright Ten of Cups Destiny Meaning

For your destiny, the Ten of Cups reveals that you should enjoy the prosperity of your life with your loved ones.

All too often, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we forget to simply sit back and contemplate the gifts that life has bestowed upon us. Share the joy of your prosperity with the people who are dearest to you, and your happiness increases even more.

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Upright Ten of Cups Personality

As a personality card the Ten of Cups reveals a great family need. For the person, family comes first and they do everything to make their loved ones happy.

Likewise, the card is an expression of the desire for harmony. The person tries to build a positive mood around him and lives a peaceful coexistence.

Upright Ten of Cups Tarot Past/Future


In the past, your family was an important anchor in your life. They always helped you when you were in need and gave you happy moments.

You long for a peaceful basic feeling, which you know from childhood days. The lightheartedness of those days can still help you today.


A joyful event with your fellow human beings awaits you soon. Be prepared to have a valuable and happy experience.

Soon, a phase of harmony will appear in your everyday life. Old conflicts will be cleared up in favor of a positive togetherness.

Upright Ten of Cups Tarot Card – Yes or No

The Ten of Cups is a clear yes answer. You can count on the unconditional support of friends and family in this matter. Therefore, you should go into action with a courageous yes. Afterward, you will probably feel satisfied that you are finally making progress on this matter.

Reversed Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

Reversed Ten of Cups Tarot Card Meaning

The Ten of Cups Reversed Tarot card reveals brewing chaos in your family life. A long underlying conflict between several family members threatens to burst forth and destroy the former harmony in your community.

Such chaos can cause long-established relationships to be challenged or paused all at once. But hidden in every chaos is also a ray of hope for a new direction within the family.

We may recognize who still stands by us and remains loyal despite a major conflict and who only has their own advantage in mind.

Possibilities arise to sound out your relations to each other anew, by a reorganization of the family structures again

The Ten of Cups Reversed symbolizes deep loneliness and the longing for harmonious family life. Deep-seated conflicts within the family are unfortunately not uncommon and often lead to family members moving away from each other.

Resolving the dispute strengthens your family ties and a trusting relationship can develop.

It is not always possible to resolve a conflict, leaving us lonely. But by creating a “substitute” family for ourselves, by building a solid circle of friends or volunteering to help others, we can experience feelings of unity and security again.

Furthermore, the Ten of Cups Reversed shows that we are currently very distant from our family, causing increased conflict and deep grief.

If we are too fixated on material desires or our social status, we will hardly have time for our loved ones, causing our relationships to suffer greatly.

We may hardly ever be at home and miss out on the entire family life. Then, when we do have time on the weekends, we are often involved in conflicts caused by too little time spent together.

Get your priorities in life in order and realize that material wealth and status are only temporary phenomena in life while our family is with us throughout our lives.

Reversed Ten of Cups Tarot Love Meaning


The Ten of Cups Reversed reveals to you as a single person that there is emotional chaos raging inside you. Strong negative emotions like anger, sadness or fear prevent you from getting involved in a new partnership.

Such feelings can arise after a complicated break up or if you currently have heated arguments in your social environment.

Seek comfort and support from close friends or family members and try to bring order back into your emotional chaos with their help. Only when you are at peace with your feelings again, you can open your heart to someone new.

As a single, the Ten of Cups Reversed shows you that you are suffering from being alone. Despite many efforts, you have not found the right partner at your side and you get the impression that everyone else around you is in a happy relationship.

Don’t be fooled by the appearance of other partnerships and instead focus on meeting new people and appreciating the benefits of being alone. A new partnership will come along when you continue to network and live your life according to your dreams.


In a partnership, the Ten of Cups Reversed Tarot card shows that both partners feel lonely in the relationship. You may have the image of the perfect family and partnership in your minds and carry this outwardly, but there is hardly any emotional connection between you as partners.

Try to find out which events have led to the fact that you each live apart. Only when you are willing to drop your facade and seriously address your current relationship issues, you have a chance to rebuild trust and love and let your relationship blossom anew.

The Ten of Cups Reversed also reveals major conflicts within the relationship. Arguments are part of every partnership, and we can grow from them and emerge stronger as a couple.

A conflict culture must prevail in which everyone has the size to apologize for a mistake and where you met each other with appreciation and respect during a conflict.

Reversed Ten of Cups Health Meaning

The Ten of Cups Reversed can be a sign of great loneliness. Feelings of being alone can easily lead to depression or social anxiety if they last very long. Try to revive old friendships by actively reaching out and seeking contact.

Furthermore, the Ten of Cups Reversed represents deep grief that dominates your daily life and can make you seriously ill. Perhaps you have just lost an important person and therefore can’t think clearly.

One way out of such complicated grief is to confide in someone and share your feelings. Often someone who has an open ear for our concerns already relieves us.

Reversed Ten of Cups Career Meaning

The Ten of Cups Reversed reveals that you feel very isolated in your job. There is only very superficial and formal contact with your colleagues and in case of problems, everybody is on his own.

Such a working atmosphere makes it difficult to work in a motivated way, which is why you should try to establish closer contact with at least one or two co-workers.

Another aspect of the Ten of Cups Reversed is that your working environment is strongly characterized by conflicts. Here you need to make sure that you do not get involved in the quarrels of others.

Seek more contact with colleagues who also need harmony and encourage each other by working together cooperatively.

Reversed Ten of Cups Finances/Money Meaning

The Ten of Cups Reversed can spell chaos for your finances. Money worries arise in part because appropriate records are not in order, and thus exact income and expenses cannot be determined.

To avoid a resulting debt trap, you should take time once a week to bring some more ordering into your financial records.

Furthermore, the reversed ten of cups can indicate financial disputes within your own family (but also a circle of friends).

Money issues have divided many relationships, so you should be very careful in resolving the conflict. Remember that destroyed relationships, cannot be repaired with money.

Reversed Ten of Cups Destiny Meaning

The Ten of Cups Reversed reveals a time of sorrow and loneliness ahead of you. During serious life crises, we often feel alone and sink into self-pity.

It is important to get back on your feet and connect with other people. Through a community, you experience security and support in difficult times.

Reversed Ten of Cups Personality

In the reversed position, the Ten of Cups represents someone who prefers to be by himself. Solitude appeals to him more than hustle and bustle around him. That is why he prefers to avoid the community.

Furthermore, such a person feels periods of sadness again and again. He knows that he is missing something important for happiness, but he cannot bring himself to jump over his shadow.

Reversed Ten of Cups Tarot Past/Future


A family quarrel that happened some time ago is still bothering you. Sometimes it is better to let the old wounds heal.

You are still preoccupied with deep grief from your past. By letting go of it, your heart can devote itself to joyful things again.


In the near future, prepare yourself to be more and more lonely. You are on your own and have to cope without much support for the time being.

There are chaotic days on the horizon, for which you should be better prepared. Otherwise, you can easily lose your inner balance.

Reversed Ten of Cups Tarot Card – Yes or No

The circumstances of your decision are very chaotic. Thus, it is difficult for you to weigh exactly how your choice will affect your future.

In any case, if you are not careful, it can cause a serious argument. Stick to no so that you do not provoke unnecessary conflicts.

The Cups Tarot Card Meanings