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The Wild Unknown Tarot - X Cups


This card reminds me quite a lot of The Wheel of Fortune, which is appropriate since they are both 10s..

In the centre of the image is a large, white circle and around it's edge are arranged 10 stemless cups or goblets, their rims directed towards the circle, the area surrounding them, around the edge of the card is black.
The cups are arranged so that 5 are at the top of the circle and 5 are at the bottom. The top row of 5 cups have beams of coloured light coming out of each cup and connecting them to the bottom cups in a special pattern.
Each of the top cups contains 5 threads - one colour per cup.
Cup 1 - red
Cup 2 - orange
Cup 3 - yellow
Cup 4 - green
Cup 5 - blue

One thread from each top cup goes to each of the bottom cups so each of the 5 bottom cups contain threads from each of the top ones. This means that the bottom cups have multi-coloured instead of containing just one colour.

It's all about connection.
To me 10s are about the end of one cycle, the start of the next. They are about moving onto the next level without forgetting what has gone before. So this card is about moving on to the next level emotionally. That may mean taking a relationship forward, it may mean the end of something - context is everything.
It's also about being connected to other people through emotional ties so it can be about family, friends and situations about those things.

Sometimes the 10s show too much of their element so this could also show a very emotional response or a situation with too much emotion and the need to reign it in a bit and try to stay grounded and be realistic.. There is an element of fantasy and unreality with the 10 Cups, usually expressed in RWS style decks by the rainbow showing the illusion of 'happy ever after'.
The rainbow colours of the strands linking these cups also makes me think of this. There is no such thing as happy ever after - for ever is a long time and all relationships need commitment and effort.

As with all of the Cups cards, sometimes cups can be quite literal and show alcohol or drugs being involved somewhere, substances that expand the mind but can also make things seem different to how they really are in some way.

Any more thoughts on this one are welcome.. I'm finding it quite a difficult image to get into.
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This is a very colourful card. When I see a colourful card from this deck, I usually think of magic!
I see these cups in this card as different people (family and friends) getting together socialising, connecting and this is creating magic in the air.
I think of it like a festive season and you are getting together with your family and friends. There's a lot of talking and sharing and laughing. There's magic in the air that makes you happy! Thats my take on it
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The colors in this card do indeed inspire a sense a joy. The different colors emanating from each of cups at the top and then combining into each of the cups below seem to be speaking of the blending of five various elements -- perhaps as they relate to the various components of the Tarot. These could potentially be physical health/wealth, creativity and passion, intellect, growth, and emotion (or whatever else you attribute to these colors).

The contents of each cup are dark, and yet vibrant color is released from or absorbed into them, a statement of how joy and vibrancy can manifest from darkness and suffering, and even when something seems filled with darkness and suffering, there is still a little room for joy and vibrancy to enter.

To me, this card also speaks to the undeniable interconnectedness of all beings, all emotions, all aspects of life. We need and rely on each other in complex ways. And all that we experience individually and jointly is connected as well.

The white circle/opening at the center of this card might be the here and now, or the hereafter -- the great white light from which we come and to which we return. It might be where all the colors (and experiences and emotions) go once they fully blend together.

This card imparts to me feelings of happiness and acceptance, connection and unity. As a ten, it might indicate completion, but I view it as the culmination of only one part of our journey.
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Originally Posted by kellyshay View Post
This is a very colourful card. When I see a colourful card from this deck, I usually think of magic!
I see these cups in this card as different people (family and friends) getting together socialising, connecting and this is creating magic in the air.
I think of it like a festive season and you are getting together with your family and friends. There's a lot of talking and sharing and laughing. There's magic in the air that makes you happy! Thats my take on it
I got this as part of my weekly reading. Apropos for Thanksgiving!
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