This certainly looks like the loving pledge of two people. It is, especially in combination with the Hierophant, Lovers, Two of Cups, and Four of Rods. However, romance is not the only fulfillment of love. This card also represents the family we choose, the family we work to have. Look around you. How is love presenting itself? Are you ready to commit to it?
The Ten of Cups is a loving card, suggesting a public display of love.
Hierophant: If the Ten of Cups appears with the Hierophant, it indicates a marriage.
Lovers: If the Ten of Cups appears with the Lovers, it indicates romance.
Four of Rods: If the Ten of Cups is in a spread with the Four of Rods (Wands, Staves, or Clubs in other decks), it indicates marriage.
Two of Cups: If the Ten of Cups appears in a spread with the Two of Cups (hearts in other decks), it indicates marriage.
The Suit — Cups or Hearts
The cup holds water, the heart holds emotion. Water nourishes, refreshes, revives. Emotions remind us we’re alive, give us reason to commune with others. Water can give life and take it away. Emotions can make us want to feel more and wish we could just stop feeling entirely.
This suit invites us to that place below the surface, to search for the Holy Grail, to get in touch with our creative side.
Number — 10
Ten is a number of completion, harvest, and the end of a cycle.