The circle of cups that signifies the Ten of Cups shows five cups along the top and five along the bottom of the card. The semi-circle of cups along the top are shining beams of coloured light into the cups sitting opposite them and vice versa. There’s a sense of reciprocity here, where for each cup sending light, there’s another receiving and sending it right back out.
when it’s over. and you have nothing for or against the person. and they are free to fly from your body and your memory. that’s breathing. ~ nayyirah waheed
The crow on the card appears to be speaking loudly and it appears that he’s rather restless. The key he holds suggests that he has THE key – the one thing – that can unlock all that we need. The flash of colour bolting into the key suggests that it’s being infused with knowledge and energy. While your ‘key’ may be different than mine or someone else’s, the hierophant is suggesting that now is the time to find the key to what you need.
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver
I mean, you may have lived a hundred before and you may come back again as a cat, or a tulip. Or something close to – but not quite – who you are now, as you work out the kinks of your former existence and burn through your karma while searching for your purpose.