The TEN OF CUPS is known as SATIETY, and is attributed to Mars in Pisces. Crowley calls this card, The Lord of Perfected Success, as this is the influence of MALKUTH in the unconscious Mental World known as Briah. Satiety, is a word meaning, filled to the point of excess, though it is hard to argue that excessive happiness is a negative thing; However , it could be distracting.
What is exceptional about this card, is that the general astrological meaning of Mars in Pisces doesn't apply. Pisces is a watery sign, and Mars would signify a dispersal of energy to a point of frustration.
However, the meaning here is that fiery Mars causes the Waters of Pisces to rush furiously into Briah, bringing great success on the Material plane of Malkuth. The imagery of this card expresses the opinion that all happiness is inspired from above, i.e. comes from the Divine. One could say that Happiness, is a higher-inner state of energy consciousness.
The Illustration of the Manara 10 of Water, the corresponding card in the Erotic Tarot, depicts this inspirational happiness from the Divine quite well, as the woman in the lake seems to be invoking a divine fire of Mars in the clouds surrounding the mountains. The lake provides the elemental delineation of the card and bathing provides the meaning of purification that is also implied in Manara's card.
Manara, assigns the meanings of , purification, faithfulness, harmony, and the perfection of a situation to his 10 of Water. The astrological meaning is Mars in Pisces, implying; the need to struggle, to evolve, to struggle, and the need to fight in a detached and scientific way. His image of woman, is that of a Priestess, as she has the long flowing serpentine hair, who is invoking, in a scientific way, the fiery power of Mars from the purification and influence of water. He has quite an imagination.
To be sure, when Tarot is used for Divination, it is best applied to Mundane matters, where as the meaning may be different if applied to a more spiritual plane. The Placement of the cards, in the reading will clarify this statement.
In ordinary matters, the divined meaning of the Ten of Cups-Satiety or the 10 of Water is ,
However, being a Ten, this is a short duration card, as tens are a union of 1 and 0, so from one to zero is the flow of this cards influence. So often one is only satiated for a short period of time, with struggle around the corner.
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