Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

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Ten of Swords Upright Draw Keywords





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Ten of Swords Upright Draw Meaning

Much like Death of the Major Arcana, for those who draw the Ten of Swords, the shock is often one of the first things to be felt. No one wants to receive ten blades in the back. Unfortunately, the Ten of Swords is a portentous card that symbolizes something coming to an end. Of course, once you know what is looming, you may be able to avert the situation entirely; but oftentimes, you have to accept your fate. This may also come in the form of backstabbing from someone you trusted with your life. These “victim” scenarios are very much associated with the Ten of Swords. You feel powerless against external forces.

There is a positive note, though. When the suffering is over, you will experience a release so profound that a new you will awaken—stronger and more hopeful than before. Know that whatever darkness awaits you, your troubles are by no means permanent. The pain will end, and from there, you will rise. Further good news is that this is as bad as it will get. Nothing is waiting in the shadows or any new revelations that can further increase your stress. All of the cards are on the table.

As stated before, the Ten of Swords is a card that is about letting go of the circumstances surrounding you so you can pick yourself back up. Learn the lesson, then apply it to your success.

Ten of Swords In Love and Relationships

The Ten of Swords isn’t a good sign in terms of love. Something isn’t right about your current love. You’re going to have to ask a lot of questions to get to the bottom of the issue. Don’t dismiss the truth. Don’t ignore what is right in front you, and think twice before trying to force your love on someone who isn’t interested. Also, be wary of those who show an interest in you, for they may not be who they appear to be. Often times this card comes up when we know deep down things are over but we just haven’t taken the steps in the real world.

Ten of Swords In Career And Finances

The appearance of the Ten of Swords means that a situation at work is going to have come full circle. Get yourself organized. Think things through. You may be losing your job or sent to another location. Don’t waste time or energy fighting what cannot be changed. Do your best to accept the situation as the next phase of your life.

Because things are difficult at work, the financial situation may also be looking bleak. Just because you are a bit short on cash, don’t think too badly of the world. If you spend wisely, invest when you can in the proper stock, and do your best, the grey skies will get clearer.

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Ten of Swords Reverse Draw Keywords

new beginning

release from pain


end of contract

Ten of Swords Reverse Draw Meaning

The upright meaning of needing to meet a painful situation head-on to re-evaluate yourself and recover is also tied into the Ten of Swords reversed. But before this sense of rebirth is possible, you may have to look inward.

The Ten of Swords reversed can indicate that you are resisting this ending. You are worried about the pain, so you’ve delayed what is bound to come. Yet, this only brings more pain—probably more than what the actual end will bring. Do not fear being ruined, as you can regrow and rebuild. Stop thinking about the worst-case scenario all the time and remind yourself that things are not as bad as they seem. You create your own reality.

Another side to the reversed Ten of Swords is emotional baggage. Something in the past scarred you deeply, and this old pain continues to hound you. Consider this card the sign that you need to make amends. Do what is necessary to rid yourself of the ghost, such as therapy, mind-body exercises, or deciding to forgive finally.

Ten of Swords Reverse Draw Love and Relationships

Venting about your ex while you’re healing is fine. Bitching about a relationship that is dead years later is unhealthy and unproductive. Take it from the cards, your friends are sick of hearing about this.

Ten of Swords Reverse Draw Career and Finances

There is no need to burn the bridges in your workplace, even though you know it’s over. Bow out gracefully and don’t try to implode everything behind you.

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Understanding the Rider Waite Imagery For Ten of Swords

One sword in the back is terrible. But what about ten? The Ten of Swords usually features a person lying on the ground, ten swords embedded in their spine from neck to tailbone. The lower half of their body is draped in a red cape, while the upper half is dressed in a simple tunic. Beyond this sight are an ocean, mountains, and a sunrise that chases away the blackness. Despite a gruesome end, a new day is dawning.

The Muse of Tarot For Ten of Swords

Tarot Muses are the divine creative source personified. They are invoked to provide support and space for your readings and lend their special gifts in realm of Tarot magic.

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Nothing ends without something else beginning. Energy and the universe just don’t work like that. So when you see this card, something has finally ended, you can work with Brújula on a future that does not include lugging the past around with you. However, Brújula doesn’t ask that you buck up and get on with it. When things come to an end, taking time to heal, grieve, and close out the past is imperative.

About The Swords

The Swords are about thinking and intellect. They represent the challenge, the road and the struggle we go through with truth and clarity. The Swords are challenging us to move our minds into the realm of wisdom. The Swords are the element of air, the season of spring, the direction of east and the colour yellow.