THE TEN OF CUPS
The Key Phrase for the Ten of Cups is AN UNCONVENTIONAL AFFECTIONAL INTEREST. We have to remember that these cards come to us from ancient history, and over the course of time, what is considered “unconventional” has changed. Even during our brief history as the USA, at one time it was considered against the law for couples of mixed race to marry and legal for Mormons to have many wives. Today, just the opposite is true: mixed racial marriage is legal and practiced regularly, and polygamy is against the law. Currently, American society is debating the issue of homosexual marriage, which, like mixed racial marriage may someday become legal nationwide.
What is unconventional depends upon one’s individual viewpoint. So, how do we determine what an unconventional relationship is? When we’re reading for a querent, we simply say the word unconventional and most of the time the querent will know what is meant. The querent may be involved in a relationship where one partner is much older than the other, one partner is married to someone else, the relationship is secret, both partners are of the same sex or belong to different races, or speak different languages…and the list goes on and on.
Some other interpretations for the Ten of Cups may be:
Avoid emotional crossfire (a message of encouragement)
Inconstant or changeable emotions
Numerous and unusual friends
Unexpected ocean voyage (water signs)
Sudden love affair
Forgotten taxes (reference to Scorpio)
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