Ten of Cups

This tarot card brings with it energy, wisdom, and inner peace. Content with our role in the world, we find time to count our blessings, and reflect on the supreme joy we are experiencing. We are advised to avoid emotional extremes in our dealings with people, neither being overly aggressive, nor allowing ourselves to be walked over. In such relationships, mutual respect and understanding will assist our progression towards a release of positive energies. This card foretells new beginnings, and a fresh perspective of the world.

The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.