Ten of Swords

Tarot Card Meaning


TEN OF SWORDS
TEN OF SWORDS


Ten of Swords Yes or No

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Yes or No
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Yes or No
The answer is “No”. 
Serious tests to be taken.
The answer is “No”.

Ten of Swords (Upright) Keywords

Unforeseen misfortunes. 
Disease. 
Sorrow. 
Loss. 
The last defeat. 
Completion of the process.
despair (worse than ever);
huge loss;
death of some part of you (or some trait of your character, habit, look);
the end of the life stage;
artificial, violent end (“not in due time”);
the bitter moment of parting with someone or with
something;
transfer to another job, dismissal, refusal from occupation;
“draw the line”;
Caution: Are you in a rush?
the mind can destroy relationships, suppression of feelings;
stress, distress;
robbery;
serious illness;
at the bottom;
travel, probably by water.

Ten of Swords (Reversed) Keywords

End of Fears. 
Recovery and rebirth.
there will still be disappointments, but the last;
improving health;
great personal success, prosperity;
authority, power;
profit, success;
even more problems than in an upright position;
fleeting success.

Ten of Swords Advice

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Advice
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Advice
Live for today without guessing. 
Accept.
It’s time to “draw the line” by decisively ending with something.
Live for today without guessing. 
Accept.

Ten of Swords Warning

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Warning
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Warning
Do not give in to the desire for destruction and do not get carried away by empty projects.
A period of extreme difficulty and danger.
Situation will change soon.

Ten of Swords as a Person

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
As a Person
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
As a Person
Broken pessimist (not suicidal)
Peron who sank to the bottom. 
Bereaved people. 
People who are in danger.
Those who survived. 
People who suffered for a long time. 
Those whose lives were in danger. 
People who returned from “death”.

Ten of Swords as feelings

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
as feelings
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
as feelings
Pessimism, distress, stress, despair, bitter. Better, power, fleeting disappointments.

Ten of Swords : Card of the Day

Today is the day of summing up. 

Perhaps you are not ready to say goodbye to someone or to something today, especially if we are talking about what is most dear to you. 

Although, maybe you are already rejoicing at the close end of your troubles, grief or suffering. 

In any case, try not to succumb to the desire to destroy everything and throw out with the water what you will regret later.

Ten of Swords as someone sees you

  • Someone who causes drama. 
  • The person whose life is always the worst and who complains about how terrible it all is. But as soon as you try to say “yes, I had a bad day too,” they have to go for a reason. 
  • Someone who constantly talks about himself and his problems, but no one else is given this place. The action required to deal with such a person is to have strict boundaries and keep them. “We can talk about your problems for 20 minutes, but then I really have to leave,” and in the long run. It is not a reciprocal relationship;
  • Someone who is overly dramatic or can think of the worst of the situation. 

Ten of Swords : Love

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Love
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Love
Lost relationships. 
Difficult experiences. 
The devastation is so strong that for a long time nothing new can arise, you have to wait for the wound to heal.
Troubles in the domain of love will decrease.
New relationship awaits you in the future.

The Ten of Swords sadly does not bode well. There can be serious problems in the couple for reasons of infidelity or betrayal, not being necessarily loving to be played from behind.

Maybe hidden secrets, business or money issues in the couple, moral faults, unexposed pasts, can threaten the relationship. Also, it is possible to expect a love betrayal or an unexpected and painful breakup.

The point here is accepting reality, not closing your eyes to the truth and asking yourself the right questions. No one can be forced to love you, let go, let go, there is no other way.

If you are alone and looking for a love, be very careful with the people you meet, since they are probably not what they say or show themselves to be, and they can promise you things that they will not fulfill.


Ten of Swords : Career

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Career
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Career
Irrevocably lost business. 
Complete collapse, failure in work, career, study. 
Dismissal, deduction.
Change in Job or business.
End of a project and beginning of a new project.

The Ten of Swords indicates that there is a great possibility that your work situation is coming to an end. There may be surprise layoffs, a denied raise or promotion, someone who takes your place or is credited with a huge job and merit that belonged to you.

The possibility of suffering a betrayal in the workplace is very high now, so you must prevent yourself, and if it does occur, you must not waste time plotting revenge and punishment. Simply accept what has touched you and put your energy on a new horizon.

If you’re looking for a job, things are going to take a while. Jobs that seemed possible and safe can vanish overnight, people who made you promises betray them, and others can take away possibilities that seemed so safe. It is time to wait for the night to pass and the sun to rise again, there is no choice but to let time run.


Ten of Swords : Money

The Ten of Swords also brings disappointments, whether they come through people you know and trust, or because of your poor decisions or wrong investments.

It is not time to play with money in any aspect, and above all, not to make any kind of loan of any kind since the possibility that you will not see it back is very high.

Betrayals for money or economic interests can appear now, especially from people you would not suspect capable. Be careful with inheritances and distribution of assets, these are delicate situations where greed and the worst of the human being sometimes take over people.

Money will not be scarce by itself, you just have to take care of it, do not do bad business, do not invest or gamble, until the sun rises again.


Ten of Swords : Health

Ten of Swords
(Upright)
Health
Ten of Swords
(Reversed)
Health
The state between life and death, coma. 
This card and the Eight of Cups are more likely to show death than the Major Arcana. 
In the elderly and seriously ill – almost certainly, in the young – rather an extremely serious condition.
Improvement in Health.

In its harshest explanation, the Ten of Swords is certain card combinations, it can mean a brutal blow, an unexpected and painful diagnosis, a sudden and serious illness.

It does not indicate death per se, it also takes other cards to do so, but it can certainly be a distressing health situation.

In its least harsh, and most frequent meaning , this ten signals a tremendous state of physical and metal exhaustion. It is possible that if everything goes wrong in your life, your body and spirit will feel it and acknowledge it. You should rest and try to heal slowly.


Ten of Swords : past, present, future

Ten of Swords in past position

As you come to terms with the sometimes bitter reality, you will learn that moving forward is the most important aspect of healing.

Ten of Swords in present position

This is the end of something important, so be prepared to deal with the consequences. Nothing in life lasts forever.

Ten of Swords in future position

Assess the direction in which you are heading. Pay attention to the opinions of others, as this can lead you to realize your own truth. Looking at the world with pragmatic eyes will balance your optimism.


Ten of Swords (Upright) Meaning

  • Life collapse. 
  • Failure. 
  • Defeat. 
  • A decisive turning point. 
  • Forced change. 
  • Emotional break. 
  • A life-changing decision. 
  • The collapse of the enterprise. 
  • Ending sadness. 
  • Death of illusions. 
  • Constant threat of stalemate. 
  • The gap. 
  • Pain. 
  • Time to let go. 
  • Theft. 
  • Negative thinking. 
  • Stress. 
  • Misfortune. 
  • A loss. 
  • Devastation. 
  • Bankruptcy. 
  • Robbery. 
  • Split. 
  • Rolling down to the bottom of the pit. 
  • Disaster. 
  • Serious illness. 
  • Deadly confrontation. 
  • Dangerous situation. 
  • Crash. 
  • Divorce. 
  • Parting. 
  • Difficulties. 
  • Risk. 
  • Crushing blow. 
  • Failure with a bang. 
  • Probable travel (possibly by water). 
  • Surgery. 
  • The need for injections. 
  • Medical examination. 
  • The only way out is up. 
  • Until a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it will not germinate.

You have sunk to the very bottom. Your plans don’t work. You have bottomed out. The situation or the development of the relationship is approaching an inevitable end, and, in this regard, you are on the verge of depression. 

You have done everything in your power, and now you need to either end the situation or come to terms with the inevitable. The process of completion is accompanied by a sense of loss and deep sadness. 

You may be feeling emotionally isolated. Change is imposed on you, and you, alas, are unable to resist. The loss can be attributed to a legal process, a career, a serious illness, or breaking up with someone who means a lot to you. 

It may happen that your depression requires professional medical attention.

The echoes of what is already over can still have a negative impact on you. You have lost the battle. You cannot do anything to save what is about to die. Just remember that dawn always follows the darkness of the night. 

You must get rid of obsolete conventions and false beliefs and make way for the future. Like the Tower, the Ten of Swords can denote a clearer understanding of the situation and the destruction of false beliefs. Travel (especially on water) can sometimes cause separation.


Ten of Swords (Reversed) Meaning

Positive Meaning:

  • Change for the better. 
  • Improvement. 
  • Reducing problems. 
  • Completion of the cycle and new beginnings. 
  • The darkness dissipates. 
  • The calamitous situation is behind us. 
  • The power of prayer. 
  • Help from other people. 
  • Seeking help from higher powers. 
  • Return from “death”. 
  • Getting rid of threats to life or health. 
  • Light at the end of the tunnel. 
  • The news of 
  • someone’s death or of a person who is about to die. 
  • Obituary. 
  • The worst is over. 
  • Even the blackest cloud has a silver edge.

Negative Meaning:

  • Drastic changes. 
  • Constantly emerging problems. 
  • A very serious illness. 
  • Return of past difficulties. 
  • The gap. 
  • Death. 
  • The worst is yet to come.

You may receive news of someone else’s death or serious illness. Prayer or appeal to a higher power will help ease your pain. You come to your senses after a period of confusion, pain and sadness. 

The worst is over, and your problems will gradually begin to be solved. Recent pain can teach you a valuable lesson. Improvement lies ahead. You or someone close to you will experience a risk situation.

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Ten of Swords : Spirituality

The Ten of Swords can mean a deep spiritual crisis, where you resign or at least seriously question your beliefs, which have accompanied you here.

That is not bad, wondering things is healthy, but because of this crisis you may feel inclined to other beliefs and at this point you must be careful not to be easily seduced by unscrupulous people.

It is very likely that you will face a time of great anger and disappointment with your beliefs and your faith, and that is part of the emotional healing process as well, do not let yourself be overwhelmed by it.


Ten of Swords Relation with Astrology

Ten of Swords Zodiac sign:
The Zodiac signs associated with Ten of Swords are Gemini.
  • Mars / Saturn as a symbol of the artificial, violent end. Capricorn, Saturn, Mars, Tenth House.
  • Ten of swords represents Crash, Destruction
  • Ten of swords represents The third decade of the Gemini from June 11 to 21.

The last decade of Gemini symbolizes the transformative work of thought in concrete reality. Gathering information about everything and actively engaging in pressing everyday issues, consciousness comprehends its involvement in the vast world, seeks to overcome its isolation from it and learns to act without violating the harmonious connection of its parts. The vitality of this decade is given by its ruler, the Sun.

The third decade of Gemini has practical grasp, unrestrained curiosity (both for household matters, and for world problems) and a willingness to scurry about any occasion: consciousness lives in the outside world, and it touches everything. 

This enumeration of various information about the world and the desire to embrace the immensity is associated with literature, giving representatives of this decade writer’s inclinations or making them book lovers. 

Endless life experiments often do not leave time to draw serious conclusions from them – and a fixed word helps to tune in to a more responsible attitude to oneself, one’s duty and true life task. 

The tactics should be accompanied by a strategy: prudence of action – self-understanding.

Life and thought are two sides of the one, and the classic phrase “being determines consciousness” can be understood in two ways: our thinking reflects the world, but thought also affects life. It is human nature to “catch oneself in thoughts”, and yet sometimes his latent thoughts come to life before he has time to realize their consequences. 

Thought, striving for a new one, destroys the former stable existence: the spirit is destructive for inert matter. The worst evil – the thought that brings the obsolete DEATH for the sake of another existence – lies in the man himself.

The Tarot card depicts a defeated man: ten swords pierced his body along the spine. They pour white light around the figure, dispersing the darkness. This symbolically depicts the descent of the spirit into matter, which destroys everything perishable in order to

But this is also the nailing of thought itself to the earth: the spirit in matter finds its death.

Overcoming the external fuss and comprehension of deeper values ​​makes it possible to find your specific path of life creation and move from the air element of thought to the dense matter of the earth.

TEN OF SWORDS symbolizes a certain obstacle, a certain height, which must be taken at all costs; a certain abyss in which you have to go down (or not fall); in any case, overcome, one way or another. This card fully embodies the sign of Capricorn and its antagonist – Cancer.

At the TEN SWORD level, you see the physical result of your previous actions. What they will be – pleasant or unpleasant – depends on your actions.

In the life of a person who sets himself high goals, trials can be stronger than in the life of one who is satisfied with a small one. At the TEN SWORD level, what is called the “middle path”, “upper” and “lower” is divided. When this card is dealt in a hand, a person is usually scared. 

But strongly this card will be shown in people with a “big swing”. As the weak manifestations of this card can be considered temporary financial constraints, depression.


Ten of Swords Symbolism (Raider Waite)

Ten of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a open figure pierced by all the swords that belong to this card (the number of swords corresponds to the number of points).

Like the Death Card, Ten of Swords represents completion, the end of something, demarcation. The difference is that Death means natural, and the Ten of Swords means an artificial, sometimes violent end, that is, coming “out of time”. 

And, although such an end is often accompanied by difficult, painful experiences, this is not necessarily the case: so many swords symbolize the mighty power of the mind, which decided to draw a line under something. 

It could be important experiences that enrich us, but there could be unpleasant situations, bad habits, or a difficult, unfavorable period in life. 

One way or another, this is the bitter moment of parting with someone or something. What sensation arises in this case of tragic loss or relief, as after a surgical operation, can only be determined by context.


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