Ten of Wands Tarot Card Meaning
Meaning - Symbolism & Visual Elements
You can see a man carrying ten wands in the Ten of Wands tarot card. He appears to be carrying a heavy burden with those wands. The ten wands appear to be on their way to a nearby town or house. The house represents security and safety.
Both the Ten of Wands and Nine of Wands represent the struggles of life. The ten of wands, on the other hand, represent what it is like to carry a heavy burden.
Physically, financially, emotionally, or spiritually, having too much on your plate can leave you feeling more burdened than blessed.
This Minor Arcana card teaches us about balancing responsibility. Could your troubles be turned into triumph? Read on to find out.
Your struggle has already been completed by this card. You have finally overcome the obstacles after spending a lot of resources and energy trying to succeed. You've finally been rewarded for the sweat on your brow. Perhaps you will live in a world of abundance where poverty and suffering have little chance of intervening.
Although it sounds delightful and satisfying, the card implies a lot of responsibilities on your part. It might even propel you into a world of challenges as the only problem solver in your circle of family and friends. Your success has also flooded you with responsibilities. You have started several successful businesses that keep you on your toes. As a result, you must prioritize and solve the relevant problems to ensure that you don't lose control of these issues.
Generally, the Ten of Wands represents a situation that began as a good idea but has now turned into a burden. Being overburdened, overloaded, and stressed means having problems, responsibilities, and being overburdened. There is a lot of weight on your shoulders and you feel obligated, saddled, and restricted. Being taken for granted, struggling, facing major challenges, drudgery, or duty are all possibilities associated with this Minor Arcana card. Perhaps you've taken on too much and are headed towards burnout. The card does however indicate that the end is in sight and that you will succeed if you keep going. Additionally, it can represent being late, losing your way, losing focus, and having an uphill struggle. It can indicate that your life has lost all its fun and spontaneity.
Love - Upright Ten of Wands Tarot Card
The Ten of Wands, when appearing in a love Tarot spread, indicates you are overloaded or overburdened by your relationship. You may feel that your partner is taking advantage of you, you may feel that all the stress and responsibility of the relationship is on your shoulders, while your partner takes a back seat. As indicated by this Minor Arcana card, the fun and spontaneity of the relationship have disappeared in favor of duty and obligation, which makes every day a struggle. If you are single, the Ten of Wands indicates that you have lost the fun of dating. Your life may be so hectic that you don't have time to date or meet anyone new, and excitement has been replaced by drudgery. Make time for love if you want it!
Career - Upright Ten of Wands Tarot Card
In a career Tarot spread, the Ten of Wands represents stress, burdens, and being overburdened. When you see this card in your Tarot reading, you may have bitten off more than you can chew. Perhaps you took on new projects or tasks under the impression that they would be great for your career, but now realize that you have overloaded yourself with work. A lack of enthusiasm has affected your ability to do your job well. You feel drained, irritable, and tired. You may have to discuss sharing out some of the work with your boss or, if you are the boss, you may have to consider delegating or hiring extra staff to help lighten the load. Ten of Wands is a card that represents financial responsibilities and burdens in a financial Tarot reading. You may be having trouble supporting yourself or your family on your salary, causing you to stress, or you may have racked up too much debt and are now unable to keep up with repayments. It is now apparent that you should sit down and figure out how to get yourself out of this bind. Meeting with a professional financial adviser and considering debt restructuring might help!
Health - Upright Ten of Wands Tarot Card
In a health Tarot reading, the Ten of Wands signals that stress or burdens are negatively affecting your health and manifesting physically in illness or injury. You must prioritize your health. When your health fails, you cannot care for anyone else. This can also represent your body refusing to be ill.
Spirituality - Upright Ten of Wands Tarot Card
Ten of Wands depicts a situation in which you have lost your way a little bit or lost your focus. Your spiritual path may seem off course to you, or you may feel the stress and burdens of your life have taken you away from it. There is always a path for you to follow and you are always guided back there. Change your direction if you feel you have strayed, the universe will guide you back.
Reversed Ten Of Wands Tarot Card
If the Ten of Wands reversed appears in your Tarot reading, it is often an indication that you are trying too hard on your own. You have been struggling under the weight of being everything to everyone. Share and delegate work - you don't have to do it all yourself. Do not take on things you know you cannot handle. Self-care and personal well-being should always come first; otherwise, you will burn out and be of no help to anyone.
A reversed Ten of Wands indicates you are carrying a heavy burden, but you are unwilling to share your burden with others. Perhaps you are coping with trauma, have a dark secret, or are facing increased responsibilities. Despite this, you are uncomfortable sharing this with others or seeking help from them. In essence, you are making others uncomfortable. It is also very comforting to know that others are ready and willing to support you when you share some of this burden with them.
Often, the reversed Ten of Wands indicates that you are holding on to this burden when you do not need to. If you are feeling burdened by your current circumstances, consider ways you can lighten the load. Are you able to delegate certain tasks and responsibilities? Are you worrying about things that don't concern you or cannot be changed? Take on no more than you can handle without becoming a martyr. Positively, if you are experiencing a challenging period, the Ten of Wands reversed will assure you that it will pass and you will be able to set this weight aside.
Also, you may be actively identifying those activities in your life that don't add value, and you may be releasing yourself from these additional responsibilities. Purge your closet and sell old furniture to de-clutter and simplify your life. Organizing and prioritizing better and enjoying the lightness that comes with such a release will benefit you.
Love – Reversed Ten of Wands Tarot Card
Similar to the upright meaning, the reversed Ten of Wands usually signifies difficulty in an existing relationship. Perhaps it is time or it has been too long for both of you to lay all your cards on the table and discuss your relationship. If this card appears, you may be misled or that infidelity is involved. Examine whether any changes in behavior, etc., indicate this or other untruths that need to be addressed before the relationship can either work on an honest level or even end. Lies only harm relationships.
Career – Reversed Ten Of Wands Tarot Card
Those currently working and unhappy in their current employment situation may benefit from seeking a new job opportunity if the reversed 10 of Wands appears. You may be being treated unfairly, and even in a tight job market, you should not put up with that. Focus on one moment at a time, and reflect on what has happened. Do not take injustice personally, but don't put up with it forever either. You might be better off leaving.
Health – Reversed Ten of Wands Tarot Card
If you are not feeling well when this card appears, consider whether some or all of your symptoms might be the result of stress. You have likely been pushing yourself too hard for far too long. However, if in doubt, obtain a thorough medical examination. Even if money is an issue, there are health care services available in most communities if one knows where to look. It is best to research.
Spirituality – Reversed Ten of Wands Tarot Card
This card symbolizes the need to protect you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. If you have been treated poorly by someone repeatedly, whether it is your boss, your children, or your best friend, it is now time to either address the issue or end the relationship. You are the best advocate for yourself, no one else should or can do it for you.