|©Ricardo Minetti & Mara Aghem|
In the traditional RWS image we see a couple standing hand-in-hand in front of a pretty little house with children dancing around them and a rainbow above them. About the only common element in this fey card is the rainbow. And yet, with this pair of opposites, the blue fey man and the red fey woman, there is still a sense of homecoming, perhaps against the odds. The two fey creatures sit back-to-back inside a golden chalice encrusted with multi-hued gems. Each holds one hand outstretched from which shines a bright light, and the rays of light arc up and over them, joining and forming a rainbow.
I really like this depiction for the Ten of Cups. It doesn't say there is necessarily a perfect little family and home. Yet it does say that we can find someone (or people) to have our back, and with whom we share a bond of joyful emotion.
This is a somewhat strange card for me to receive today, as I depart for another quick business trip. However, though I am leaving my Dear One and Big Boy behind, I am supposed to be having dinner with 11 relations this evening (as they live close to where I'll be staying). Normally, I feel these are my family, but not the one I chose, nor the one that would choose me. I've never even mentioned tarot or Lenormand to most of them, and I'm not sure I ever will. Maybe, though, I should. See who really does have my back...
I am grateful for the people in my life who know and love me.