daily tarot card: Ten of Cups

ten of cups
ten of cups, morgan greer tarot

The ten of cups is easily recognizable as one of the most joyous cards of the tarot.  On a cursory glance, the bliss does radiate from this card and I really love this interpretation (hell, let’s be honest, I love the Morgan Greer period).

As a ten, this card is the pinnacle of the cups pip journey.  The Fool has gone from the faint inkling of a fledgling emotion to actualizing the full emotional spectrum.  The two of cups is generally considered the “soulmate” card, but the ten of cups is better at covering the depth and breadth of love.  This depiction in particular conveys a sense of teamwork, a bond between two folks, be it loving or friendship; whatever it is is a deep, intimate bond.  Yeah, this is love, this is family, but also this is the unlikely Fellowship of the Ring, know what I mean?  It’s folk who have come together, for whatever reason, and share a special bond, of mutual trust and respect.

This card is also about a lust for life.  It’s about seeing where that river runs, walking among that forest, sharing a drink with your people, chasing the rainbow.  It’s having a conversation with a coworker that’s not about work, preparing a meal for loved ones, it’s exploring, changing, creating, knowing.

While this card is of cups and therefore “watery” and emotional, I also get a strong earthy vibe from the forest and mountains in the background.  There are the two folks sharing a psychedelic beverage, marauders celebrating a victory.  It’s a very rooted and stable emotionality portrayed here.

I took the ten of cups’ message to work with me today.  I always think of the mutual transaction of relationships when this card shows up, how it takes two.  One of the nicest moments was when a coworker thanked me for chatting with her about her recently passed pet companion.  I ended it with my bestie on my couch, with my cat, chatting about our upcoming weddings.  It was a damn good day.


I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.

daily tarot card: Three of Cups

three of cups
three of cups, morgan greer tarot

The three of cups is luxury, joy, celebration, revelry, bliss, thankfulness, reflection.  This card is about looking back on what has passed and looking forward to what is to come and being so pleased about the whole juicy journey.

There is a sense of community and connection to other people — stereotypically female friendships, then familial ties — that doesn’t always resonate with me because I am so introverted and I don’t “thrive” because of relationships.  To be honest, this is probably something shadowy in me that needs some attention, but on the whole, at the moment, it doesn’t bother me.

Mostly, the three of cups speaks to me about lust for life and being proud of my journey.  It symbolizes the creature comforts of life, the beautiful things.  I love these three (white) women, how they all look a little different (tbh just their hair color and length), their beautiful floral crowns, the lush scenery, the massive goblets and the ripe fruit before them.  The cups are the suit of water, but I get a very grounded, rooted, feeling from this card.  This card encourages stability and a strong sense of self.

This is a lovely card for New Year’s Eve because, for today especially, it asks us to reflect, but only on the good stuff, and to say fuck off to all the bad stuff or whatever that didn’t work out this last year.  It asks us to be hopeful for the future, to look forward to what will come to pass, and to celebrate the cycles of life.

I really like this card, particularly this depiction.  I don’t always exactly connect with it because of what I said above re: relationships, but this version speaks very clearly to me.


I am blogging my experiences here with Beth Maiden’s Alternative Tarot Course which asks students to draw a card each day, reflect on it, complete weekly readings, and other assorted exercises.