Aeclectic Tarot
Dedicated to the diversity and beauty of Tarot since 1996

    · Tarot Decks   · Tarot Meanings   · Forum   · Home

Tarot Gallery Tarot Card Meanings Free Tarot Readings Tarot Books Community What's New

Ten of Cups
by Violet Gargoyle

Symbolism & Meaning
Artistic Media
Artist's Bio

Symbolism & Meaning

It can't rain all the time. We see here a rainbow emerge over the cloudy sky hover the land. It is a distant and undefined melding of colors, still surrounded by the remnants of the ending storm and blurred by the breaking mists and fog which are also still clinging in ribbons to the grass and stone. The cups are fuzzy, dreamlike, maybe a little ethereal or slightly out of reach in the rainbow's arch. Our gargoyle pals, sitting in their place on their carved stone ledge, seem content and smiling.

The pair may be smiling because of the Rainbow in their sight, or maybe they are daydreaming of all things possible for them while they work. Perhaps their contentment is just carved in, a constant and serene part of their character all the time, come rain or shine.

Much like my ten of swords, I found it important to be able to show the faces of the card's main subject, which again is a departure from the traditional RW version. Here, I chose the stone figures instead of the man-woman couple usually depicted. This way our guardian friends here can be two males, two females, one of each, neither lovers, friends, family, nature, whomever or whatever in your life brings you contentment.

Besides, you knew I just had to work a gargoyle or two in somehow.

Artistic Media

Our Gargoyle pair started out as a singular little picture from a copyright free Dover clip art source. I then turned it on its side to look upwards, colored up a bit, and then gave it a mirrored buddy to gaze the skies with. Everything else was digital drawing, painting, polishing, and FX on my part, getting every byte out of my old Mac and fueled by a lot of Caffeine.

Artist's Bio

Violet Gargoyle is a Folklorist who is fascinated by Tarot interpretation. She hopes to next take on the project of working on a Yule Theme Tarot, laden with folklore references from many cultures.

Go back to the project index, read the traditional card meaning, or get a free tarot reading with this deck.

Get our latest decks via email:

Discover the newest tarot and oracle decks in the Aeclectic Tarot newsletter.

Aeclectic Tarot Categories
· Dark & Gothic Decks
· Steampunk Decks
· Goddess Decks
· Angel Decks
· Fairy Decks
· Dragon Decks
· Beginner Decks
· Pagan & Wiccan Decks
· Ancient Egyptian Decks
· Celtic Decks
· Fantasy Decks
· Tarot Books
· Lenormand Decks
· Rider-Waite Decks
· Marseilles Decks
· Thoth Decks
· Oracle Decks
· Doreen Virtue Decks
· Popular Tarot Decks
· Available Decks
· Upcoming Decks
· Solandia's Top Ten
· Top Ten Decks
· List All Decks

Who is behind Aeclectic Tarot?

My name is Kate Hill (also known as Solandia) and I'm a Tarot reader, deck collector, and lifelong student of the beauty and diversity of Tarot cards.

I created Aeclectic in 1996 to share my passion for Tarot with the world, and I've added 1500 decks over the years. Read more about me, contact me or connect in the forum.

  Contribute to Aeclectic

· Advertise with us
· Add your deck or book
· Write a review
· Join the community
  Aeclectic Tarot Resources

Copyright © Aeclectic Tarot. All rights reserved.