Ten of Wands. Tarot Lesson Basics.

Image may contain: outdoorTAROT CARD MEANING: The Ten of Wands shows you carrying too much weight on your shoulders. You may have overextended yourself in all areas of your life and you need to make some healthy changes. This might be the person who is juggling too much work and not incorporating enough rest and relaxation. It will catch up with you if you don’t do something about it.

The image in the traditional Ten of Wands shows someone carrying all ten wands on their hunched over back struggling to carry them on their journey. The goal they want to achieve is in sight if they can just get up that hill. They’re already exhausted and still pushing themselves beyond what is considered healthy. Therefore, they may not be able to make it if they continue. This is the card telling someone to take some time off! You are taking on way too much. The previous Nine of Wands showed you exhausted and primed for battle, but the Ten of Wands says you are no longer primed for battle, you’re just plain worn out and cannot make it, but are insisting on pushing.

The message in the Ten of Wands can be asking you to lighten the load or delegate to others. While it is possible one can make it up to their destination in this state, it won’t be met without exhaustion. There are repercussions involved with the Ten of Wands at times. This is also the physical exhaustion card. You’re using up too much physical energy that it will catch up with you. This can be someone who comes home from work and always says, “I’m so tired.”

Those who are in the full time work force or corporate worlds working for someone else may see this card appear for them. The current five days a week break your back work is no longer conducive to the positive well-being of one’s self. There isn’t enough time off and this is causing health risks, permanent unhappiness, stress, and physical detriment for employees. Many don’t take enough time off or they feel guilty about using their vacation days. The Ten of Wands is saying, “You’ve pushed yourself too hard and it’s time to take a little break.” You need to start thinking of you when this card comes up.

This message can also be saying that you’re not saying no to someone when you really want to. You’re taking on what others are giving or telling you while carrying the weight of that burden. This can be a card that illustrates you have to do damage control surrounding an issue. This is someone who makes things harder than it has to be. There is no method to their madness. They do things in ways that don’t make much sense and seem to be the unnecessary hard way.

This can also be about someone who is working so hard on something, but isn’t witnessing that much return. It can be a blessing in disguise if there is a Ten of Pentacles card in the spread. Then this might suggest that you have been working so hard for so long, but the Ten of Pentacles shows that you will reap the rewards. It’s not much further now even though you will be exhausted over the efforts. However, if it’s next to the Five of Pentacles, then it might indicate a loss after all this hard work for nothing.

In a love relationship, this might say that you’re working way too hard leaving you exhausted to the point where you’re neglecting your partner or personal life. This card could also indicate that you or your partner feels burdened by the relationship. It’s no longer loving or fun. It might be that you or your partner is constantly doing things to keep the relationship going positively or that you’re always the one taking care of things. This soon starts to feel as if you’re being taking advantage of and that you have to carry all the weight. This same concept can be applied in other areas such as with career and work life too. The message with these challenging cards or meanings is to take action steps to correct this behavior so that you’re happier and less burdensome.

If you’re single and looking, then this card might suggest that you’re too busy in your day to day life that there is no room to invite in a partner in a relationship. When would you see them? Modifications would need to be made to your personal life too. The Ten of Wands says that you’re pushing so hard to find a romantic partner that it’s wearing you out leaving you in constant frustration ready to throw in the towel.

{ From my book, “Tarot Card Meanings” available in paperback and e-book wherever books are sold. www.kevin-hunter.com }


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