The end of the story. A family share a picnic beside a stream. A couple walk hand in hand into the sunset, or sit together in a bower.
This card reminds me of the end of the movie. The lovers finally admit how they feel and kiss, or get married. The struggling young intern gets a promotion. The team wins the prize.
It’s a classic happy ending. Perhaps even the kind we aspire to.
In a reading you might read about fulfilment, contentment, the sense that everything has come up roses, blessings are overflowing.
The ten brings us to the end of the pips for this suit. As the final card it is also the jumping off point for the next cycle. One season closes, another begins.
Nothing lasts forever.
While we may be in the happily ever after moment, I always wonder what happens next? That couple who we saw at the end of the movie getting married, what would life be like for them after the honeymoon, when the world gets back to normal? The family by the riverside, do they argue in the car on the way home?
We can relax and enjoy the Ten of Cups, and knowing it is only a moment makes the enjoyment all the sweeter.
Recall your “happy” moments; who were you with? How did it feel? Plug into this memory to help you understand this card.
How do you feel in one of these moments? How do you manage the ebb and flow of life’s joys and sorrows?
Is there an action you can take today to share the Ten of Cups feeling with others, make someone a cuppa at work? Gift a friend some flowers? Make a positive comment on someone’s post?