Ten of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
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Ten of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
The Ten of Wands image in the Gilded Tarot shows a man struggling on through the night under the weight of ten wands. He seems determined but the load he carries appears awkward.
The Ten of Wands can indicate the stress and strain of feeling overloaded or having too much resting on your shoulders. The card signifies carrying a heavy load that has become uncomfortable and unwieldy, so in future positions it may serve as a warning. For instance, try to delegate or request some assistance so you’re not left struggling, or if you have a deadline and extra work seems unavoidable try to plan ahead to alleviate the strain.
In relationship readings it may suggest heavy going where things are becoming a bit one-sided or you feel you’re carrying more than your share. For couples it may indicate additional responsibilities that can become cumbersome to the relationship.
The effects of the Ten of Wands can often be avoided so its presence in a reading can help as a forewarning, but when appearing in present positions it can identify when the client may feel as though they're overburdened in some way.
If reversed or ill-dignified, for some this card represents a worsened situation to the above, but others sometimes see it as a release of same.
Ten of Wands Tarot Card Combinations
Six of Wands > Ten of Wands: promotion that brings heavy responsibilities; is this what you want? (In reverse order hard work pays off)
Nine of Cups > Ten of Wands: Be careful what you wish for!
Ten of Wands > Three of Swords: Feeling under pressure or a pressured situation could lead to upsets and quarrels.
The Emperor > Ten of Wands: Executive stress. Feeling the pressure from an authority figure.
Ten of Wands > Temperance > Knight of Pentacles: Take time to breathe and moderate your approach to find some balance, patience and diligence will finally bring results.
Justice > Ten of Wands: feeling the weight of the law, legal situation dragging you down, read the small print on contracts.
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