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Tarot Swords 10
Ten of Swords

Overall meaning
Ten of Swords represent betrayal, bitterness, enemies, failure, destruction, breakdown, severance of ties, farewell and being in a dead end situation. In relation to partnership and love, it can point to divorce, separation, bitterness. And in relation to business, it can point to bankruptcy and loss. So definitely not a good map.

Ten Swords shows a man lying on the ground with ten swords stuck in his body. He lies by the water and on the horizon you can see mountains, the night sky, and the sun which is either setting or rising.

The image indicates the ultimate catastrophe – reason is dead, the limits of grief and pain have been reached, and at the same time the battle is finally over – the long painful night is over and the sun and new opportunities can break out.

The card symbolizes an ending and that something is definitely over. The card represents doom and ruin and indicates that your mind has been locked in negative thoughts of madness and doom. This is now recognized, one has surrendered, and the power that reason has had over one has been destroyed.

When you draw this card, it can also be a sign of fear of financial ruin or a breakup in a relationship. Maybe both.

Look back ten years after a situation where love and money ended in ruin. You have a good opportunity to let go of this fear within the next ten weeks to ten months because your mind, which controls fear now, is ready to let go of negative thought patterns.

Other descriptions that fit the Ten of Swords are: the fight is given up, when you come out of the tunnel of darkness you meet the light, an inevitable end with promises of new beginnings, an illusion ends, failure and end.

The tarot card is associated with number 10 – which in numerology is often reduced to 1 (the sum of 1+0) which means that you must pay attention to these two numbers in relation to the challenge you are asking the tarot about.

This is often expressed in the way that in the next 10 or 1 days | weeks | months | years it will be advantageous for you to let go of negative thought patterns and to focus on happiness and positive things.

The Sun in Gemini. You have many abilities in the mental area and when it comes to seeing two sides of the same issue. Being able to see many nuances and paradoxes in a case can be confusing and fear-inducing. If, for example, you see both the positive and the negative sides of a choice or a situation.

I let go of fear. I know things will work out. I have faith in life.

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