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Ten of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Ten of Wands Tarot Card Keywords

Burden, heavy load, over eager to please, blaming yourself, oppression.

Ten of Wands Tarot Card Description

In numerology, we work with the digits 1-9. So what happens when we reach ten? We add the 1 and the 0 together giving the value of 1. One is the number of action, which fits with the busy vibe of the suite of wands very well. Actually, a little too well, and it means that you may be jumping from one activity to another like a hyper-active flea.

Upright Meaning

You may feel over-burdened and exhausted. It is quite likely that you are simply trying to do too much. In a work scenario, the Ten of Wands often means that you have taken on too many tasks and need to delegate some of them. You would also benefit from making sure you take time for R&R. If you do, you will find you are actually more productive and make better decisions in the long run. If you are a homemaker, you should consider if those around you are pulling their weight. Are you striving to be a domestic deity but turning into a domestic slave in the process? In family matters, remember you are an individual with your own needs. Your squeeze won’t forget you if you grab some me time, and your kids won’t starve if they have beans on toast, instead of a three course meal occasionally. When it comes to relationships, you may be making your life miserable by seeking to placate your significant other by trying to be their perfect partner. Why are you doing this? Everyone has their flaws: if your lover can’t accept yours, they might benefit from a train ticket to a far-away destination where they can continue their hopeless quest for perfection, whilst you get on with enjoying your life in peace. The Ten of Wands encourages you to lighten your load and enjoy life. Furthermore, it also reminds you not to be afraid of asking for help.

Reversed Meaning

You may feel you are about to burst, as demand after demand are placed upon you. You may choose to struggle valiantly on as you have been doing, until something snaps (which it must do sooner or later), or you can ask for help. When the Ten of Wands appears reversed, it is often a sign that you are beginning to enjoy playing the martyr, is this really an attractive trait? If there is a problem, you would do better to seek aide rather than annoy everyone by moaning that no-one will assist you - and then turn down every offer of help that comes your way. If you are lucky enough to be in a position of power, make sure you are not browbeating someone either on purpose or by accident, as if you are, you will regret it later.

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