“Finally, the last set of four. After this you’ll see other stuff from me again.
Newsflash: JKR’s publishers have responded very positively to my request – WB’s mail is still on it’s way (they prefer requests to go by snail-mail rather than email)…
In the 10s all elements are subjected to full materialization. The 10s are dominated by the planet Earth. They are the most solid and crystallized manifestation of each suite.
For the element of Water and in the realm of feelings this means that we have passed the point of ecstasy and are now sinking into the afterglow of an intense emotional experience. It is the nature of emotions that they cannot be pinned down. If they are fully materialized and we consciously examine them they tend to evaporate. If you are in a moment of intense fear or happiness and you consciously acknowledge that feeling it loses its intensity and dissolves.
A fully materialized feeling also may leave us somewhat exhausted, and so the impulse of the card is satiety, the feeling that we’ve had enough. We may be grateful for the experience, but it’s time to let go and move onto other things.
As an image the 10 of Cups shows the mermaid’s window in the prefects’ bathroom. What better way to unwind after a long day at school and keeping everyone in line than in a nice long hot soak of water watching the play of light in the colorful panes of shimmering glass.”
Image title supplied by the artist.