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The Ten of Cups - Everyday Satisfaction in the Tarot

The Ten of Cups celebrates those moments when everything actually turns out great.

Hit play below to listen to the audio lesson, or scroll down to read the text version.

To give you a bit of context whilst you reflect on your own relationship to the card, here are a few key things to know about the Ten of Cups.

The Ten of Cups is the Tarot’s happily every after card, the one everybody wants to draw when asking their deck if everything’s going to be OK. The card’s bright colors and celebratory energy radiate goodness, gratitude, grace.

It’s a card that feels almost too good to be true. But that’s kind of the point - because the card serves as a prompt to investigate your relationship with what’s good in your life at the moment. It begs you to find the little things that can give you a happily ever after in the present - even if it’s not forever.

The Thoth tarot’s key word for this card is “Satiety” - a sense of being satisfied and fulfilled. You can read the card as a reminder that you can to a certain extent, choose to find satisfaction where you’re at, no matter how far you have to go. Afterall, this ten may be the end of the numeric cycle of the Cups, but it’s not the end of the suit(there’s still four Court Cards to follow), let alone the end of the tarot.

The figures finding satisfaction in a rainbow depicted in the Rider Wait Smith version of card know that the beauty won’t last forever, but they choose to rejoice in the fact that it’s there at all. They choose to find satisfaction in its brief appearance. And the card encourages you to do the same: appreciate the small moments, find satiety in them, and know that they may not last forever, but they’ll come again. Find satisfaction in that promise, too.

In your tarot journal, you’re asked to reflect on what this card means to you, now, in this moment, and what actions and thoughts it inspires in you. As you journal, pay attention to what you’re personally picking up in the card, but also consider what the key themes and symbols in the card might be telling you. How can you find small moments of satisfaction in your life? What would it feel like to stop chasing a happy ending and start living a happy now?

This mini-tarot lesson was brought to you by me, Chelsey Pippin Mizzi, founder of Pip Cards Tarot. I hope you gained a little context to help you continue reflecting on the card in your own way, and I’ll see you tomorrow for another mini-lesson.


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