TEN OF WANDS

TEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Burden, responsibility, hard work, stress, achievement
Reversed: Taking on too much, avoiding responsibility

TEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Ten of Wands shows a man carrying a very heavy bundle of wands or sticks. He appears to be over-burdened with the weight, yet he knows he is not far away from the town he is walking towards. This card appears to indicate someone who has just finished a harvest and is struggling to bring the fruits of his labours to the local market.

UPRIGHT TEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Tens in Tarot represent the completion of a cycle, and thus with the Ten of Wands, you have reached the end of a cycle after a period of struggle. You are finally reaping your rewards after investing a lot of hard work and effort. You have fulfilled a creative venture, realised a dream or accomplished a major goal, and now must deal with the consequences of that fulfilment.
However, the Ten of Wands suggests that even with the achievement of your goal, there comes with it great responsibilities and commitments. While you have reached a point of completion, you are becoming starkly aware that you must now carry on with the responsibilities you have laid out for yourself, in order to ensure ongoing success. The trouble is, however, that these responsibilities may become too much to bear and you are struggling to let go. It is a bit like the business owner who creates a flourishing business but who is unprepared to delegate some of his/her responsibilities to the staff, and ends up working 70-80 hours a week. The inspiration and creativity that was associated with the initial goal or vision rapidly disappears, and everything becomes hard work all too quickly. Thus, it is incredibly important to let go of or delegate some of your responsibilities in order to free you up to still enjoy life.
The Ten of Wands serves as a reminder of how much we take on in our lives and all the extra burdens and responsibilities we weigh ourselves down with. We take on so much, trying to do all the things that need to be done. Thus, this card asks you to stop and examine your current lifestyle or work. Assess which activities or tasks are really urgent or really important, particularly in relation to your broader goals. You may need to employ various time management or prioritisation methods in order to determine where best to spend your time and which tasks you can drop. Your goal needs to be greater efficiency, whilst also freeing yourself up for rest and relaxation when you need it.
This card can also mean that you are being oppressed by outside sources. You are over-worked, over-tired and over-stimulated. You have more on your plate than you can possibly handle and you have taken on too much at this point in time. In an effort to get to the finish line, you have found yourself overwhelmed with the extra responsibility and activity. You need to stop working so hard. If you cannot stop, then conserve your energy and pace yourself. When you are over-committed everything becomes a strain.

REVERSED TEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Upright, the Ten of Wands reflects that you have taken on a heavy burden. Reversed, the Ten of Wands indicates that you are unnecessarily holding on to this burden when you do not need to. If you are feeling weighed down by your present circumstances, look at different ways you can lighten the load. Can you delegate certain tasks and responsibilities? Are you worrying about matters that do not concern you or cannot be changed? Do not become a martyr and take on more than you can realistically handle.
If you are going through a challenging time, then the Ten of Wands reversed indicates that this time will soon pass and you will feel less of a burden weighing on your shoulders.
You may be actively identifying those activities that do not bring you any value in your life and you are starting to release yourself from these unnecessary responsibilities. You may even be going through a purging process, clearing out old clothes and selling old furniture, in order to de-clutter and simplify your life. You will benefit from better organisation and prioritisation at this time.
Sometimes, the reversed Ten of Wands indicates that you are avoiding responsibility and making it even more difficult for others who must take on your share. Thus, the saying, “You have made your bed, now lie in it,” is very appropriate for this card.

TEN OF PENTACLES

TEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Wealth, inheritance, family, establishment, retirement
Reversed: Financial failure, loneliness, loss

TEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Ten of Pentacles is a card of culmination and final fulfilment. The card shows an aged, wise man sitting comfortably just outside an archway leading into a town. He is surrounded by his family and his dogs and wears a rich robe decorated with images of grapevines, crescent moons, and other symbols. Behind the laughing couple under the arch, a young boy reaches playfully to pet one of the dogs. This card is a symbol of financial security, accomplishment, and comfort. The patriarch is able to rest and enjoy the fruits of his labours in retirement while he looks on at the lives of his children and grandchildren. This is a man who has accomplished a great deal during his life and is now able to rest in the satisfaction of knowing that what he has created will provide value and joy to others, even when he is gone.

UPRIGHT TEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
As a Ten, the Ten of Pentacles is such a great sign that despite challenges and setbacks along the way, you will finally reach a point of completion and accomplishment in your journey. This sense of accomplishment is likely to be as a result of an improved career path, more solid financial reserves, a stable home environment and a possible committed and long-term relationship. This is one of those cards that shows that everything will eventually come together in a wonderful way and you will feel highly successful and proud of everything you have achieved. You will also feel compelled to share this success with others to ensure that they are also well cared for.
This card reminds me of the wealthy retired father figure who can now finally relax and enjoy his family and his home. He has worked incredibly hard over his lifetime in order to build up wealth, prosperity and security. He now has the financial reserves to share with his family to ensure that they are well supported now and in the future, which in turn leaves him feeling happy and content with his ability to ‘provide’.
With the focus on the family, you may be more inclined to direct a lot of your energy into ensuring that your family has everything that they need, from finances, to security and a good home life. You want to ensure that your children and family will always have everything they need.
The Ten of Pentacles shows how family, or even extended family, is incredibly important. It represents tradition, being a part of something bigger and realising that the blood of your ancestors runs through your veins. It signifies that you are part of a long chain of individuals who subsequently creates a family, a ‘tribe’ and a society. It provides structure where you can sit safely and comfortably, knowing that you are a part of history and heritage.
The Ten of Pentacles is also a card of affluence and wealth. You are blessed with material abundance and are now free from any sort of money troubles. You feel financially secure and you are fortunate enough to have luck and success on your side to ensure your financial reserves are high.
This card reflects permanence and creating a lasting foundation for future success. It is a card of commitment to a sustainable future, taking into consideration not just the short-term benefits of a particular venture but also the long-term benefits. It is about investing in the long-term and knowing that you need a consistent approach in order to achieve success that will last the test of time.

REVERSED TEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Upright, the Ten of Pentacles shows a beautiful picture of a family within a huge castle. The ‘man of the house’ looks so happy to have finally accomplished everything that he has in life and is glad that he can now provide for his family for many years to come. This is one of those ultimate commitment cards often associated with marriage, financial success and established families. Reversed, however, it suggests that there is something getting in the way of this picture. The stability and security of the family unit, the marriage or the financials has been undermined and there is no longer that feeling of stability. In some cases, it can mean that a marriage has come to an end very recently and it is now going through a process of divestment. In other cases, it can mean that this is a temporary state of flux and there is still the possibility that it can get back on track.
Reversed, the Ten of Pentacles is about failure on a financial level. This card indicates financial loss, problems with investments, and lack of resources. Despite a lot of time and effort, there seems to be many limitations to future success as a result of a poor foundation. In some cases, this card represents the problems of money, such as fears about finances and quarrels over property, as finances become an impediment to the enjoyment of life. It could indicate that you are beset with financial burdens and responsibilities.
In a relationship reading where the relationship is relatively new, the reversed Ten of Pentacles suggests that while you are keen to progress this relationship further, you are still not 100% sure that it has potential for the long-term and you may be questioning whether your partner is truly husband/wife material or not. You may be looking for a long-term relationship but you are unsure that your partner is going to be the one who will provide that long-term commitment.
Similarly, if you are single, the reversed Ten of Pentacles suggests that you are looking for a fun relationship at this stage, not anything more committed than that. You would prefer something that is just casual but still secure enough to know that you are a couple.

TEN OF SWORDS

TEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Back-stabbed, defeat, crisis, betrayal, endings, loss
Reversed: Recovery, regeneration, fear of ruin, inevitable end

TEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Ten of Swords shows a man lying face down with ten long swords embedded in his back. A red cape is draped over the lower half of his body, while his top half remains unclothed. The sky above him is pitch black and there is a general feeling of pain, loss, and misfortune. However, despite these ominous images, there are positive aspects to this card. The sea before which the body lies is still and calm and the sun is rising in the distance beyond the mountains, indicating that the darkness will soon be dispelled. Thus, each new beginning must come from an end, and with every defeat are sown the seeds of future victory.

UPRIGHT TEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Ten of Swords usually symbolises a sudden and unexpected failure or disaster, whereby a power beyond your control crushes you without warning or mercy. Sometimes you will be able to alter the course of this impending disaster but most of the time you will simply have to let go and take the hit. This card can also indicate a time when you have been backstabbed or betrayed by someone you thought you could trust. You feel incredibly hurt and shocked by such a betrayal.
As such, the Ten of Swords is often associated with feeling the ‘victim’ in a situation. You may feel powerless as something comes to a crashing and sudden end, and you feel as if you are being attacked or backstabbed by someone else. You crave pity from others with a small sigh of, “Poor me!” You may even use this challenging time to portray yourself as a martyr, to show that you have put your interests last but have suffered as a result.
The Ten of Swords also indicates a difficult experience of endings, loss, pain or release. However, the saving grace is that you have a new awareness and a positive sense of relief that the difficulty and pain will soon be over and will evolve into something new. As with all endings there will be a new beginning, a rebirth, and a rejuvenation of the spirit. So, while this card may seem negative at first glance, it is a card of hope and an indication that your troubles will not be permanent.
Furthermore, this is the final ordeal, and no more pain will come to you from that source. It is darkest before the dawn, and as gloomy as it looks, the sun will rise again. It can only get better from here.
The Ten of Swords is about letting go and accepting your current circumstances. You no longer resist change but allow it to happen, even if it causes some initial pain and hurt to you. You accept that there must be change in order to facilitate renewal, and you allow it to occur rather than fighting it.
When this card appears after a painful situation, it is a signal to pick yourself up off the ground and to reflect upon what happened to you and why, and what you can learn from the experience. Hidden deep beneath the surface of the Ten of Swords is the ultimate power of the Swords suit – the ability to analyse the situation and your responses, and learn from yourself. True wisdom does not come from without but from within. The Ten of Swords is a sign that the pain and hurt you have endured has not gone without purpose. The positive power within you can be used to learn from your pain and draw wisdom from defeat.
It is worth noting that the Ten of Swords is very similar to the Death card of the Major Arcana. It is not a literal indication of actual death but is instead evidence of an impending change or ending which may initially be difficult to accept.

REVERSED TEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Ten of Swords reversed indicates a painful ending which must occur for there to be growth and regeneration. The suit of Swords is the suit of thoughts, plans, and attitudes, and this card is very appropriate in the area of mental transformations. This card indicates that there will be a forceful re-evaluation or elimination of your previous attitudes about life, your views about yourself and what is important, and possibly your plans for the future. Despite the initial trauma and torment associated with this change, the imposed re-evaluation can be a very positive thing. It is important to understand that while the means of your demise may not seem reasonable or fair, your previous thoughts and attitudes really need to change in order for you to reach a better place in your life. Rather than dwelling on the painful ending, it is important to look ahead and realise how these events free you up to completely reshape your life and choose a new direction for yourself.
The reversed Ten of Swords may also indicate that you are resisting an inevitable ending, because you are deeply worried about how much it is going to hurt you. However, what you are doing is delaying the inevitable and possibly making it even worse for yourself because you keep trying to put off something that needs to happen anyway for your own personal transformation. For example, a relationship may have come to an end but you are still intimate with your ex because you cannot bear to let go. This is only drawing out the pain much longer, and it is best to completely let go at this stage.
Sometimes, the Ten of Swords reversed may reflect fear of ruin, even if that ruin as not yet occurred. You are always be thinking of the worst-case scenario and planning for the worst, even if it does not happen. This is only creating unnecessary fear and anxiety for you, and it is important that you return to the energy of the Nine of Swords and run a reality check as to whether things are as bad as they seem.
The Ten of Swords reversed represents an old situation that ended very badly. You are still carrying around wounds from that situation but you have buried them so deeply that you do not realise they are still present in your life and still hurting you. This old pain needs to be brought up and dealt with once and for all, so you can liberate yourself from these deeply inflicted wounds. It may be difficult to experience the pain again but at least you are releasing yourself of this pain and allowing it to pass from your life.

TEN OF CUPS

TEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Harmony, marriage, happiness, alignment
Reversed: Misalignment of values, broken home or marriage

TEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
On the Ten of Cups we see a loving couple united by the bonds of true, everlasting love. They not only have each other but all that they wish for in life as well, represented by the two children frolicking at their side and the small but comfortable home in the distance, surrounded by trees and water. The family home symbolises stability and homely comforts, while the green garden symbolises fertility and the river symbolises a free flow of feelings. A rainbow of cups is overhead, blessing the scene. The cups symbolise an abundance of heavenly gifts and the rainbow signifies the end of hard times and is also is considered to be a highly spiritual omen in many of the world’s religions. It is a sign that the idyllic scene we see represented has been blessed from above and reinforces the idea that the achievement of perfect love is one sure way of experiencing the glory of the heavens here on earth.

UPRIGHT TEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Ten of Cups embodies happiness, joy, contentment and emotional fulfilment, particularly in the area of your relationships and family. It represents almost an idyllic state of peace, harmony and love where all your dreams and wishes have come true and you are delighting in your good fortune. Given it is a Ten, this card indicates attainment of this idyllic state so stop for a moment to appreciate everything that you have accomplished and be incredibly grateful for the blessings that fill your life right now.
With the image of a happy family and a comforting home in the background, the Ten of Cups is indicative of a harmonious and loving family life. All family members are getting along with each other and there is a lot of happiness and love shared. No-one is fighting or causing any tension. Instead, it is an environment of peace and happiness that lends itself to warm and loving relations. The presence of the Ten of Cups may even reflect an upcoming family holiday where you can rest and relax together, creating fun and happy family memories. There may be a family reunion or a family celebration where members of your extended family come together. This is a wonderful time to bond with your family and lay the foundation for a happy and harmonious future together.
The Ten of Cups is also a very positive card in terms of romantic relationships and may indicate either the beginning of a new, very happy relationship, or the ultimate satisfaction of a long-term relationship. Commitment and love are the requirements of such satisfaction, yet this card promises that with the required effort a lasting love can be built. The time will also be made for the enjoyment of pleasures, which may be shared with another person whom you love.
Outside of relationships and the family, the Ten of Cups is also reflective of your personal values system and what you believe will bring you the ultimate fulfilment and happiness in your life. This card represents a time when you are very clear on where your personal beliefs and values lie and you have successfully created a life that is aligned to those values. It may reflect a spiritual or religious person who lives in peace and harmony. It may also reflect strong family values that were instilled within you early in life which are now helping you to create a fulfilling lifestyle.
The Ten of Cups encourages you to follow your heart and go with your intuition about where the best opportunities lie. As an intuitive person, you know that you can trust your gut feeling to guide you. When you feel truly happy and inspired about something, you know that that is the way to go! Aim to seek out opportunities that make you feel fulfilled and that are aligned with your personal values, rather than simply following the path that others expect you to take. You have to do what feels right to you and you only.

REVERSED TEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Upright, the Ten of Cups is a card of happy families and deep love and respect for all involved. Reversed, however, something is getting in the way of this perfect picture and the emotional connection is being blocked. You may have been hoping for some special time with a loved one but it feels as if everything is falling apart at the seams. You may be quarrelling, not spending enough quality time together or not really respecting or caring for each other. Your hopes of a harmonious relationship are being thwarted, for now. Aim to treat each other with respect and love in order to restore harmony and peace to your relationship. Focus on how you can treat others with compassion and respect, in order for them to eventually follow suit and give you the same treatment.
The Ten of Cups reversed can also highlight when there is a misalignment of personal values. You are not living by your personal values and you are not being true to yourself. You are allowing others to determine what will and will not make you happy rather than looking within for that source of fulfilment. As a result, you are questioning whether you really believe in what you are doing. While you are madly rushing around trying to get things done, it is also very important that you address any lingering issues of values alignment with what you are doing; otherwise this may become a showstopper later down the track.
The reversed Ten of Cups may also suggest that you are neglecting your family while you pursue more material goals such as progressing your career or making more money. Your work/life balance is out of whack and you are spending less and less quality time with your family. You need to be clear about where your personal values lie and what is truly achievable. If you continue to neglect your family, you will find that relationships will suffer and you may not be able to achieve an overall sense of contentment and happiness as planned.

TEN OF WANDS

Ten of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Overburdened, overloaded, responsibilities, stress, problems, weight on shoulders, duty, drudgery, obligation, saddled, restricted, burn-out, uphill struggle, taken for granted, taking on too much, delays, struggle, resistance, lost your way, lost focus, major challenges, lack of fun/ spontaneity, keep going, end in sight.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Wands represents a situation that started off as a good idea but has now become a burden. It signifies problems, responsibilities, being overburdened, overloaded and stressed. It indicates that you have a huge weight on your shoulders and you feeling obligated, saddled and restricted. This Minor Arcana card can signify being taken for granted, struggle, major challenges, drudgery and duty. It suggests that you have taken on too much and may be heading for burn out. This card does however also indicate that the end is insight and if you keep going you will be successful. It can also signify delays, losing your way, losing your focus and having an uphill struggle. It can indicate that the fun or spontaneity has gone out of your life.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Ten of Wands indicates that stress or burdens are having a negative impact on your health and may be physically manifesting in illness or injuries. You need to take care of yourself first and foremost. You cannot look after anyone else if your own health fails, so make yourself a priority. It can also represent your body refusing to succumb to an illness

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Ten of Wands indicates that you are overloaded or overburdened by the relationship. You may feel as though your partner takes you for granted, you may be carrying the full weight of the relationship on your shoulders while your partner takes a back seat and you may feel saddled with all the stress and responsibility of the relationship. This Minor Arcana card indicates that the fun and spontaneity has gone out of the relationship and has been replaced by duty and obligation making every day an uphill struggle. If you are single, the Ten of Wands indicates that the fun has gone out of your love life. You may be stressed and overburdened to the point that you don’t have time for dating or meeting someone new and excitement has been replaced by drudgery. If you want love in your life you have to make time for it!

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Ten of Wands represent stress, burdens and being overloaded. You may have bitten off way more than you can chew when this card appears in your Tarot reading. You may have taken on new projects or tasks under the impression that they would be great for your career but you now realise that you have overloaded yourself with work. You’ve lost your enthusiasm and your ability to do the job well is affected. It’s leaving you drained, irritable and exhausted. You may need to negotiate with your boss and see if you can share out some of the work or if you are the boss, you will need to consider delegating or taking on some extra staff to lighten the load. In a financial Tarot reading, the Ten of Wands represents financial burdens and responsibilities. This Minor Arcana card may signify that you may be struggling to support yourself or your family on your salary and it’s causing you stress or that you have taken on too much in terms of debt and are now struggling to keep up the repayments. Whatever the issue, you now realise that you need to sit down and work out how to get yourself out from under this burden. Meeting with a professional financial advisor and thinking about restructuring your debt might help!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Wands suggests that you have lost your way a little bit or lost your focus. You may feel you have gone off course on your spiritual path or that the stresses and burdens of your life have taken you away from your path. Know that your path is always there and you are always being guided back to it. If you feel you have strayed simply change direction, the universe will guide you back.
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Ten of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Insurmountable problems, flogging a dead horse, duty-bound, resigned to fate, too much responsibility/ stress, cross too heavy to bear, collapse, breakdown, no stamina, not up to the challenge, working hard but getting nowhere, learning to say no, off-loading, dumping, shirking duties/responsibilities, letting go.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Wands reversed represents having too much responsibility and stress or a cross that’s too heavy to bear. When reversed, this Minor Arcana card can signify insurmountable problems, flogging a dead horse and working hard but getting nowhere. It suggests that you are pushing yourself so far that you are on the brink of a collapse or a breakdown. It can also indicate being duty bound and resigned to your fate or having no stamina and not being up to the challenges you are facing. Alternatively, it can represent letting go, learning to say no, off-loading, dumping and shirking duties or responsibilities.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Ten of Wands reversed indicates that you may be lessening the stress or burdens that were having a negative impact on your health which should see your symptoms improve. However, on the flip side it can be an indication that you have ignored these warning signs too much and are headed for a collapse or serious illness. Again if this applies to you, you must make yourself a priority!! It can also represent your body succumbing to an illness.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Ten of Wands reversed can indicate that you are offloading some of your stresses and responsibilities thus leaving room for the fun and spontaneity to come back. Your partner may be taking on more duties and sharing burdens making you closer and more connected. It can also indicate one or both of you completely shirking your responsibilities. Alternately, it can indicate that you are so overloaded with duties and stresses that the relationship is on the brink if collapse. This reversed Minor Arcana card can be a bad omen as it can indicate that you are flogging a dead horse by pushing forward in your relationship and putting lots of work in but getting nowhere. If you are single, the Ten of Wands reversed suggests that you may be offloading your burdens and stress which will give you time for dating or meeting someone new and allow more fun, spontaneity and excitement into your life.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Ten of Wands reversed can represent reducing burdens and responsibilities or crumbling under the pressure of excessive burdens. You may be finding ways to reduce your workload when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed in your Tarot reading. Perhaps you have delegated some of your work to colleagues or employees. Perhaps you have found a more efficient way of doing things. Whatever the case, this change has brought some balance to your work life and will be much more productive and healthy for you and your career in the long run. Alternatively, the Ten of Wands reversed can signify that you have definitely bitten off more than you can chew workwise. However, rather than accept this and find a way to correct it you are digging your heals in and pushing yourself to the point of collapse. You need to recognise the problem and take steps to get it under control and reduce your workload to a manageable level. In a financial Tarot reading, the Ten of Wands reversed can indicate that you have reduced your financial burdens or that excessive financial burdens are overwhelming you. It can indicate that you have somehow gotten your financial responsibilities back to a manageable level. Perhaps you have cut up your credit cards or arranged an easier repayment plan with your lenders. Whatever the case, this is a good move as it will reduce your anxiety and bring you balance in your life. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card reversed may signify that your financial burdens are spiralling out of control you are beginning to cave under the pressure of it all. Making yourself ill with worry will not resolve the issue. You may need to seek financial advice from a professional to help you resolve the issue

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Wands reversed tells you that you must make time for yourself. You may think you are helping others by giving them every bit of energy you have but you are heading for a serious burn out. You must put yourself first or you will be no use to anyone.

TEN OF SWORDS

Ten of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Backstabbing, betrayal, enemies, bitching, badmouthing, bitterness, doormat, failure, ruin, collapse/breakdown, exhaustion, inability to cope, curses, rock bottom, hitting a wall, dead end, severing ties, goodbyes, nail in the coffin, exaggeration, overly dramatic, martyr, attention seeker, playing victim, attack, violence

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Swords is not a good omen as it can represent backstabbing betrayal, badmouthing, bitching behind your back, bitterness and enemies. It is a Minor Arcana card of failure, ruin, collapse, severing ties, goodbyes and the final nail in the coffin of a relationship or situation. It can signify nervous breakdowns, chronic fatigue, exhaustion and being unable to cope. It can also represent hitting rock bottom, hitting a wall or being in a dead end situation. The Ten of Swords can also indicate someone playing the victim or martyr, being overly dramatic, attention seeking or exaggerating. It can also signify violence, attacks and curses.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Ten of Swords is not a great omen as it indicates that you have hit a wall and you need to stop and deal with your health. Chronic fatigue, exhaustion, collapse and even nervous breakdowns are all represented by this card. You need to put your health first when this appears in your Tarot spread. However, this card can also simply indicate that acupuncture may be beneficial to you with the swords in the image representing acupuncture needles.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Ten of Swords is not a great omen as it indicates breakups, divorce, separation, bitterness or severing ties. If this card relates to a breakup, you will probably already be aware that the relationship is in serious trouble. This Minor Arcana card is telling you that you need to accept it. This card can also indicate betrayal and infidelity. Alternatively, this card may simply indicate that you are being overly dramatic, attention seeking or playing the victim with your partner. If this is the case, it could be the final nail in the relationship’s coffin if you do not stop that behaviour. If you are in an abusive relationship, the Ten of Swords warns you that you are in serious danger. You need to take immediate action to ensure your survival and safety. If you are single, the Ten of Swords can be an indication that you are still reeling from your last breakup. Even though you know the relationship was unhealthy and had run its course, you were not ready for it to end on some level and are still struggling to come to terms with the finality of the breakup. You need to take some time out to heal and to rediscover who you are and what actually makes you happy independently of a relationship.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Ten of Swords is not a good omen, it can indicate that you have hit a dead end in your job or that your time in your current role may be ending and you may be severing ties. It can also signify that you will be the subject of people badmouthing you and backstabbing or bitching behind your back so keep your ears open and be on the lookout for colleagues trying to undermine you. It can also indicate that you may have been overdoing it on the work front and pushing yourself to the point of exhaustion or collapse. You may be hitting a wall and you need to take care of yourself as you will be no good to anyone if you burn out. If you are in business this Minor Arcana card is not a welcome one as it can signify ruin, failure or the collapse of a business. In a financial Tarot spread, the Ten of Swords is not a good omen as it can indicate financial ruin and failure. Be extremely cautious in your financial dealings at this time and don’t take unnecessary risks as this is not a time to gamble.

Spirituality

In a spiritual context, the Ten of Swords usually indicates that you may be severing ties with an old belief system. It can also be a warning to be on the lookout for people in your spiritual circle that may be disloyal or dangerous as this card can indicate curses or betrayal.
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Ten of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Rising above problems/haters/bitchiness, over the worst, surviving disaster, being saved, things getting better, NDEs / OBEs, escaping ruin, pulling yourself together, learning from past hardships, fears coming true, being beyond help, worst is yet to come, despair, total ruin, relapse, problems coming back,

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Swords reversed can represent things getting better, getting over the worst, surviving/ being saved from disaster and escaping ruin. It is a Minor Arcana reversed card of pulling yourself together and learning from past hardships. It can signify something coming back from the brink of death or failure, Near Death Experiences and Out of Body Experiences. Alternatively, it can signify fears coming true, the worst being yet to come and being beyond help. It can also represent total ruin, despair, relapse and problems coming back.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate health improving and surviving a serious illness or disease. However, it can also represent a near death experience, inability to survive and suicidal thoughts overwhelming you so look to supporting cards for confirmation. If you are struggling, seek support! There are plenty of people and organisations who would be happy to help you.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate a relationship coming back from the brink of failure or collapsing completely and being beyond repair. If you are in an abusive relationship, the Ten of Swords reversed can suggest that you will escape the relationship, be aware that this card can indicate an extreme escalation in the abuse. You need to get to a safe environment as staying could prove fatal. If you are single, the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate that you are starting to recover from a nasty breakup and overcoming the despair that the breakup caused. It implies that you have learned a great deal from the hardship and have learned to rise above the anger, hate or bitterness. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana reversed card may simply indicate that you are relapsing into total despair after the breakup, unwilling or unable to accept the outcome.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate that you gotten over the worst of the stress in your job or have severed ties with a job that was pushing you to the brink of a collapse. Alternatively, it can indicate that a terrible work situation is pushing you over the edge. You need to ask yourself if it’s worth it, there are other jobs out there which could be a lot healthier for you. If you are in business, this Minor Arcana card reversed can either represent a business coming back to life or a collapsing completely. In a financial Tarot spread, the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate either being saved from financial ruin and failure or total financial ruins such as bankruptcy, the supporting cards should indicate which applies.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Swords reversed usually indicates that you come through past hardships and learned lessons from them that you will bring forward on your journey through life. You may have gained a lot of wisdom and empathy for others from these experiences. On the other hand, it can indicate that you are refusing to accept the lessons, which is leaving you stuck in a negative spiral. Try to sense what your spirit guides are telling you, they are all around you, lovingly guiding you through this. The Ten of Swords reversed can also indicate near death and out of body experiences so you may find that astral projection comes easily to you at this time.

TEN OF CUPS

Ten of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Happiness, family, happy families, reunions, homecomings, family gatherings, marriage, long term relationships, stability, security, harmony, abundance, domestic bliss, happy ever after, caring, children, fun, play, creativity, soulmates, fate, destiny, good luck, blessings, well-being, fulfilment

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Cups Tarot card is a great card to have in your Tarot reading as it represents true happiness and emotional and spiritual fulfilment. It tells you that you will be living your happy ever after and can look forward to domestic bliss. This Minor Arcana card represents happy families, children, caring and fun. You should be feeling very happy and secure when it appears in your Tarot reading. Life should be full of true contentment. This applies to you and your circle of family and friends. Everything you need you should have in abundance and you will be feeling truly blessed. Now is a time to reap the rewards of your previous hard work. The Ten of Cups Tarot card also represents playfulness and creativity so you may find the fun factor in your life goes up a notch when this card makes an appearance. The Ten of Cups can also signify reunions, home comings or family gatherings so if you have been away from your family, friends or partner or they have gone abroad, you can expect to be reunited with them.

Health

In a health context, if you have made some changes to improve your health, the Ten of Cups tells you that you will soon start to feel the benefits. If you haven’t made those changes, start now. It is generally a positive health card so if you have been ill recently, you should see some sort of improvement or increase in your energy levels.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are married, the Ten of Cups is a great omen for long term relationships and marriage and it is a soulmate card so things should be going very well when it appears. It represents a happy and harmonious relationship. If you are hoping to move to the next level of commitment or to have children this is a great card to get in your Tarot spread. If you have been separated from a lover it can indicate that there may be a reunion in the future. If you are single, the Ten of Cups can indicate that you will be starting a new long term relationship which will give you security and stability or that you are looking for that type of relationship.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Ten of Cups is a good omen. It indicates that things should be going well in work as you should have reached a point where you are reaping the rewards of your hard work. It can also indicate that you may be finding now is a time where you have the opportunity to focus on family life and enjoying the fruits of your hard work. In a financial Tarot reading, the Ten of Cups is also a good omen. Investments you made previously should be going well with this Minor Arcana card in your Tarot spread. It is a good luck and abundance card so your finances should be in an upswing when it appears.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Cups indicates that you will be feeling very happy and positive. Those around you will also feel the benefits of the good energy radiating from you. It is also a card of good luck and destiny so you may find your spiritual path is really falling into place when this card appears.
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Ten of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Unhappy home/family life, dysfunctional family, broken home, lack of security/stability, divorce, separation, conflict, disharmony, lack of teamwork, rocky relationships, keeping up appearances, non-traditional families, not wanting marriage/children, infertility, miscarriage, social services, losing your home, homesickness, isolation, foster families, family secrets, neglect, abuse​

General meaning and interpretation
In a general Tarot reading, the Ten of Cups Tarot card reversed is not a great omen. The love, harmony and contentment have disappeared and are replaced with discontent, arguments and conflict. The Ten of Cups reversed can generally refer to an unhappy home life, broken home or dysfunctional family situation. It can indicate family breakdowns, problems within a family, neglect or abuse. The Ten of Cups reversed can be an indicator of family relationships not being as stable as they may appear outwardly. There may be secrets, problems and/or disharmony and someone may be trying to keep up appearances when this Minor Arcana appears. It can also represent infertility or miscarriage. On the lighter side, it can simply represent a non-traditional family situation or a foster family. It can also signify homesickness or feeling isolated.

Health
In a health context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate a lack of harmony within the body so try to keep a balanced diet and when it appears. There may be unexpected health issues or surgery with this card in your Tarot reading. If you are trying to get pregnant but are struggling to conceive, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate fertility issues need to be addressed.

Love & Relationships
If you are in a relationship, the Ten of Cups reversed is not a great omen in a love Tarot reading. It can indicate a rocky relationship and can be an indicator of one partner not wanting commitment, marriage or children. It can also represent a breakup, separation or divorce in some case however the supporting cards would need to confirm this. The Ten of Cups reversed can also simply indicate a non-traditional relationship. If you are in a relationship and struggling to conceive, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate that there may be issues with fertility that need to be addressed. If you are single, the Ten of Cups reversed can signify that you may be holding onto some negative patterns or beliefs in relation to love and family that are preventing you from finding a happy and healthy relationship. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family environment you may need to reflect on how this has affect your relationships as an adult and change any negative patterns so can find a healthy and fulfilling relationship.

Money & Career
In a career reading, the Ten of Cups reversed can simply indicate a career in social work or working with families. It can also indicate a lack of team work or feeling isolated in a work environment. There may be arguments or conflict in relation to work or a hectic work schedule may be having a negative effect on your family life. In a financial context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate lack of stability or financial security so make sure you are putting aside money for a rainy day and don’t make risky investments when it appears.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Cups reversed can indicate that you are not sticking to your own personal moral code in some way. You need to be true to yourself and follow your spiritual path in order to find true fulfilment.

TEN OF PENTACLES

Ten of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Unexpected financial windfall, lump sum, will, deeds, trust funds, inheritance, solid foundations, privilege, inherited issues, ancestry, family home/ business/ responsibilities/ values/ support/ issues/ riches, old money, affluence, business empire, domestic bliss, contracts, pensions, long term financial security/ stability, being conventional/traditional, settling down, pre-nuptials, marriage, marrying into money

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Pentacles represents solid foundations, security and happiness in all areas of your life. Like all Pentacle cards it is usually connected to financial or material issues so you can expect especially good things in those areas of your life when it appears. It is also a good card to get in relation to family as it represents family responsibilities, family values and support. You could find yourself tracing your ancestry or discovering your family tree when it appears. You may be feeling very close to your family at this time, as the Ten of Pentacles can signify domestic harmony. Or you may be looking forward to a family event, celebration or gathering. This Minor Arcana card can represent being conventional and embracing old school traditions. Life should be stable and settled when it appears in your Tarot reading.

Health
In a health context, the Ten of Pentacles is usually a good card to get as it represents long term stability which suggests a healthy life is possible long term. If you have been having any health issues, it may be worth looking to your family history to check if the issue you are experiencing is inherited. This card can indicate that you will have support of those around you through any health issues and it is usually a good omen for healing.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Ten of Pentacles is an indication of long-term security and stability. Your relationship will be based on a solid foundation when this card appears in your Tarot reading. It is also the Minor Arcana card of domestic harmony or bliss and can signify a conventional or traditional approach to family values. If you have been hoping for a deeper commitment, this card can indicate that it is on the way as it usually signifies moving in together, settling down, engagement, pre-nuptial agreements and marriage. It can also represent marrying into a wealthy family. The Ten of Pentacles bodes well for you and your family’s future and can signify that provisions are being put in place to secure it, such as buying a house, setting up a pension or making a will. If have been going through a rough patch, it can indicate that you or your partner’s issues may be inherited or conflict may be arising from a difference in backgrounds or family traditions. These issues can be resolved if you recognise the root cause of the conflict or if you are willing to compromise and find a way to merge your traditions and create new ones that are unique to you. If you are single, the Ten of Pentacles can indicate that a new love will come into your life. This may be someone who shares you values and could potentially be someone you will want to settle down with or have a long-term relationship with.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Ten of Pentacles is a good omen as it can signify a business becoming an empire. It can also indicate that you may go into business with family. It can also indicate that your new or current job is secure and will provide you with stability long term. This Minor Arcana card can also represent working for a company that is traditional or conventional. In a financial Tarot spread, the Ten of Pentacles is a great card to get! It usually signifies an unexpected financial windfall such as an inheritance or lump sum of money coming to you. It can also signify putting financial provisions in place for the future such as starting a pension, making a will or setting up trust funds. The Ten of Pentacles represents wealth, affluence, privilege, family riches or old money.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Pentacles can indicate that you are finding peace and happiness in all areas of your life. Your spiritual journey has led you to this point, where you have manifested that which makes you truly happy and fulfilled in your life. Enjoy it and remember to share your blessings with those around you.
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Ten of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Disputed inheritance/ being excluded from/not leaving a will, unexpected changes, financial disaster, bankruptcy, huge losses/debts, collapse of an empire, illegal activity, money laundering, rocky foundations, losing everything, family feuds/ burdens/ neglect, domestic disputes, fighting over money, divorce, “new money”, faking wealth/affluence, instability, breaking traditions, unconventional, marrying for money, cold-heartedness

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Ten of Pentacles reversed can represent rocky foundations, insecurity and instability your life. There is an element of dishonesty associated with this reversed card and a warning to steer clear or illegal or shady activities as they will not go well for you. It is not a great card to get in relation to family as it can signify family feuds, family burdens, neglecting the family, domestic disputes and disputes over a will or inheritance. You may not be feeling very connected to your family at this time as the Ten of Pentacles can signify disharmony or dreading a family event, celebration or gathering. This Minor Arcana card can represent being unconventional and breaking with traditions. You may experience sudden or unexpected changes or losses or you may be feeling like you have lost everything when it appears. Remember, however, that it is often the most difficult or challenging situations that give us the opportunity to learn and grow.

Health
In a health context, the Ten of Pentacles reversed can indicate a sudden unexpected change in terms of health. If this has resulted in a health issue for you, the Ten of Pentacles reversed is a strong indicator that your illness or condition may be genetic or inherited.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Ten of Pentacles reversed is not a great omen as it can be an indication of instability, insecurity or divorce. Your relationship may be based on rocky foundations or you may be neglecting your relationship for materialistic pursuits when this card appears in your Tarot reading. Or it can simply signify that you may be questioning whether your relationship will be stable in the long term. It is also the Minor Arcana card of domestic disputes or disharmony and can indicate that you and your partner may be having arguments over money or finding that financial burdens are putting a strain on your relationship. This card can signify an unconventional or non-traditional approach to family values or relationships. The Ten of Pentacles reversed can also represent marrying for money rather than love. If you are single, the Ten of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you are not looking for a long term relationship or may not be ready for a committed relationship. At this point, you may just want a fun, casual relationship. Alternatively, it can indicate that a non-traditional or unconventional relationship may be on the horizon.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Nine of Pentacles reversed is a not a great omen as it can indicate failure due to lack of effort. You should not expect success if you are not prepared to work for it. Alternatively, you may have been working too hard or putting so much effort into your career that you are letting the rest of your life slip by you. If you are in business, it can be an indication that you need to review your security. This Minor Arcana card can signify scams, con artists and theft of property or possessions so be very wary of who you trust, check all contracts and agreements before signing and be security conscious when it appears. In a financial Tarot reading, the Nine of Pentacles reversed can represent being financially reckless, overspending and living beyond your means. It can also represent a lack of financial independence, stability or security. If you are tempted to engage in risky financial deals, this card tells you to reconsider. It also warns you not to put your money into “get rich quick” schemes or shady investments as they are likely to result in failure and leave you broke.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Ten of Pentacles reversed can indicate that something may be blocking you from experiencing true fulfilment. This can signify a focus on materialism to the point of cold-heartedness. If that is the issue, you will need to refocus on your true inner spirit in order to find happiness. Alternatively, this card can mean that you will find yourself considering other unconventional spiritual paths when it appears as it can indicate a break with convention or tradition. Be open to this exploration.