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Could be flash-in-the-pan, over before it’s begun (similarly, Ten of Swords brings a disappointing ending)
Ace of Cups tarot card

Card 1 - Ace of Cups

In the Ace of Cups card, there is a hand emanating from the clouds holding out a cup, as if in a offer to the querent to take a drink. This cup is overflowing with sparkling water which symbolizes pure and pristine emotion. If you take this offer, drinking from this cup will surely bring you nothing short of emotional as well as spiritual fulfillment.  The cup has five streams of water overflowing from the brim. These five streams represent the power of intuition and show the importance of listening to your inner voice. In order to obtain the kind of emotional or spiritual fulfillment that is depicted in the Ace of Cups, the querent will need to follow this inner voice, and remain true to it, regardless of the situation. This will require emotional discipline, but the rewards that this can bring are hinted at within the card itself: overflowing joy and happiness.
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Death tarot card

Card 2 - Death

Here, we see Death riding a beautiful white horse while holding up a black flag with a white pattern. It is portrayed as a living skeleton, the bones being the only part of the human body existing after death. He wears armor, which gives him his invincibility - signaling that no one can destroy Death. The white horse that he rides stands for purity, as Death purifies everyone. Beneath him, all classes of humans lie in the dirt - a king, and a pauper, meant to remind us that death does not differentiate between class, race, gender. 
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Similar tarot cards combinations

a past relationship revived that leads to permanency, whereas in reverse order (Ten of Cups > Judgement) could be marriage reconciliation.
taking a new job but with a drop in salary, may be for less money initially or less than you hoped for.
consider actions carefully, unexpected consequences, “out of the frying pan into the fire.”