Ten of Swords Tarot Card

Ten of Swords Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Tarot Reading and Understanding The Ten of Swords Tarot Card

The Ten of Swords can indicate the end of a cycle. It may also suggest that you have hit a bottom. The good news is that  things can only get better.

Upright Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
As terrifying as the Ten of Swords appears, it can have some positive tarot meanings. From an optimistic perspective, the Ten of Swords can symbolize the ending of a cycle or pattern. Your life might take an entirely new direction. Old doors have shut. Perhaps you are being confronted with a life changing decision. It’s time to move forward and let go of the past. You old perceptions are being replaced by new ones and this can, at times, be a painful process.

Traditionally, however, the Ten of Swords typically indicates that you have bottomed out. Your plans and goals are not coming to fruition. In some cases, the Ten of Swords indicates the termination of a relationship or partnership. Although you have put a great deal of time and dedication towards you plans, it is time to let them go. If you choose to pursue the situation any further, the consequences will be damaging. You may feel loss and isolation. You may find yourself upset and depressed with something that has already ended. Unfortunately, there is little you can do to rectify the situation.

In a  tarot reading, the Ten of Swords indicates the onset of sudden change. Unfortunately, you have little influence over the changes that are being made. You may be experiencing feelings of helplessness. In some cases, the Ten of Swords indicates defeat in legal matters or within one’s career. It health readings, the Ten of Swords can indicate a serious illness. Finally, the Ten of Swords may also indicate being stabbed in the back or betrayed by someone you know.

  • Unhappy endings
  • Betrayal
  • Loss or grief
  • The end of a phase or cycle

Reversed Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In a reversed position, the Ten of Swords indicates that you have survived the worst of it. Your situation is now on course for recovery and change. A cycle has ended and a new one has begun. This is a good time to receive support from others. You have endured a period of emotional chaos, sadness, and grief. You may want to work on building a relationship with your higher power. Faith and prayer can lead you into light. Things will get better. Your suffering was not done in vain. You have learned valuable life lessons.

In a tarot reading, the Ten of Swords may indicate that you will receive news about a death or someone that is dying. Perhaps you have extricated yourself from a situation that could have been physically harmful. Sometimes, the reversed Ten of Swords refers to a death that occurred from your past. In this case, you never fully grieved this particular situation. You must now be willing to feel the emotions that you were previously not ready to process.

  • The worst is over
  • A new cycle is beginning
  • Recovery and Change
  • The need for faith

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