Ten of Swords
card meanings

The Ten of Swords represents the culmination of a long struggle and suffering, and symbolizes endings and letting go. Often, after a long period of pain and anguish, there comes a time of self-reflection and an acceptance of what has happened. This card tells us that even if the struggle is still painful and fresh, it is the right thing to do. The sword stabbed into the heart of a person on the Ten of Swords has not magically appeared out of nowhere – he must have hurt his partner, children, family, friends, and loved ones. But this is a sacrifice that the person must make to become free of the pain.

When you draw the Ten of Swords in a reading, it is indicating that you have felt the impact of a terrible conflict, and you are ready to leave it behind and move to a new place. The sword in this card is still embedded in the person’s back from the battle which resulted in his death. You can already see that despite the physical pain, the person is beginning to let go. There is also a feeling of grief and sadness as the pain from the battle is still fresh.

Characteristics of Ten of Swords Upright

Upright Keywords Positive: new life, renewal, healing, deliverance, new beginnings, triumph, overcoming obstacles, forgiveness, release from pain, healing from past pain, new relationship, divorce, making peace with finances, taking responsibility for financial losses, taking responsibility for health matters, healing from physical illness, healing from emotional wounds, learning lessons, getting away from bad social circles.

Upright Keywords Negative: destruction, despair, end, brokenness, heartbreak, loss, ruin, ending, dead, upside down, breakdown, a collapse of, exhaustion, unable to cope, ruin, helpless, weak.

Description and Symbolism of Ten of Swords

Planet Mars rules The Ten of Swords. Mars is one of the main energy centers and a planet that rules our patience and sexuality. Mars, the red (passionate) planet, is the planet of action, energy, passion, desire, and survival instinct. Being the God of War, Mars is connected to aggression, confrontation, strength, ambition and impulsiveness. Mars is the ruler of competition and athletes, and everything physical.

The Ten of Swords belong to the first air zodiac sign Gemini, which are typically very sociable and energetic, playful and intellectually curious. But this card is all but that. A person is head down on the ground. He is dead, no doubt about it. Or is it? He is making something that appears as a kind of a hand gesture of blessing, like Hierophant, which can only be made with active hand muscles. So, maybe this whole event is not that devastating after. Maybe this whole scene is some sort of a a blessing and a beginning to a new life. But how can this be? There are ten swords pierced through his body, paradoxically even through his ear (is this really necessary), and blood (or what seems to be a red cloth) is flowing from his wounds. A devastating scene. It is not likely that it can get any worse than this. Or does the scene only seems to be soooo disastrous and catastrophic? Is it only our perception?

After all, number 10, belonging to the Ten of Swords, is the number of fresh and new beginnings. Something good must come out of this. A new cycle will begin and you will finally find your own destiny and purpose. In general, we connect number 10 with higher purpose, higher self, inner peace, inner wisdom, and positive changes. Therefore, yes, there is some kind of serenity to the situation. The sea is calm and tranquil, no big waves. Darkness and night are moving away and giving more space to the dawn and sun. Can you feel at least a bit of hope on the horizon? The dawn on the card reminds us of the dawn that appears on the Death card – new possibilities and new beginnings are waiting for us. Something must die for something new to be born. The circle of life. The mountains in the distance illustrate that a long journey has come to an end and the time has come to start something new.

General Meaning of Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords card describes a person who feels stuck in something, unable to move forward and end the situation that no longer serves his/hers needs. Ten of swords shows up when the Seeker has decided to end the suffering by taking responsibility for his actions and consequences. Ten of swords shows up when the Seeker has accepted his/hers reality and is ready to move on. The time has come to face the truth.

Ten of swords as a person indicates someone who feels beaten up, used and abused by circumstances, and they cannot see an end to this situation that is destroying them. This is a person who suffers the consequences of their actions and cannot be saved from his/her own life. Ten of swords people are very sensitive and fragile and they try to blame everybody else but themselves for what has happened. They end up being very unpleasant and bitter people, and their only desire is to get revenge on others. Sometimes Ten of swords shows up when the Seeker is trying to escape responsibility.

Ten of swords as a personality type is someone who desperately needs to get away from the world.

In a general Tarot reading Ten of Swords card is all about conflict, which is unavoidable. To face conflicts in a good way, there is a need to have clarity in mind. The question is: what is the best way to deal with this conflict? Many a times we fail to see the positive end of the conflict and fail to have a positive outcome. Sometimes people try to avoid the conflict and do not let people know about it in an open way. This is a difficult way to handle.

Ten of Swords indicates that the things that you have been experiencing for a long time, may not turn out as you wish them to be. Maybe a relationship is ending, a job is not working and things are not going the way you wanted them to. You should realize that the conflict can be a positive thing if it will help you get rid of the old and make things fresh and new again. Ten of Swords shows you how you can avoid the worst scenario in the conflict, but no one can really predict what happens next. One can only hope for the best and do all they can in the best way possible.

You have fought a significant battle as well as succeeded, if you’ve pulled Ten of Swords card in a positive position that describes advantage or strength in a general Tarot reading. You have survived a tremendous struggle. To see the Ten of Swords upright is to say that you have achieved a personal goal that has been particularly hard to endure. In the end, you were able to reach your final destination.

Now is a wonderful time to rest and take care of yourself. The Ten of Swords has a positive message: “I have survived despite all efforts to conquer, defeat, and lose me.” This card in the Minor Arcana is a message that you have done more than you ever thought possible. You have finally arrived at the conclusion that you cannot take on any more negativity by battling and fighting with the sword. Your battle has been fought and lost, and you are now ready to take a break and rest, to accept things as they are for now. You can only overcome these situations by accepting them and the lessons they have taught you. You do not need to waste your time or energy on any more battles. You have had enough.

Ten of Swords card in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position calls you to look at your situation with a fresh perspective and take a new, more honest, and clearer view. Although this card can represent sadness, despair, and grief, it can also show the positive side of facing an obstacle, letting it go, and moving on. When we are faced with obstacles, we can either have a hard time letting go and moving on or we can give up and never move forward. The Ten of Swords encourages us to do the latter, just as this woman does here.

The Ten of Swords in the upright position is the card of letting go. Just as the woman does, you may be ready to let go of something that was destroying you. You may have been in a fight with your loved one for a long time, or you may have invested a lot of time, energy and resources in a project that has failed you. Or, alternatively, there may be a friend or colleague that has betrayed you and you are giving them a piece of your mind. This is the time to move on.

Ten of Swords in the Context of Love and Relationships

In a love and relationships Tarot reading Ten of Swords card describes a relationship in which both partners are suffering from sickness. The relationship has become cold, and communication has completely stopped. If one of the partners is not recovering from past wounds, this card shows up and describes a relationship that is being completely destroyed.

The 10 of Swords tarot love meaning describes a relationship with an old ailment. Ten of swords is not a good omen when it comes to love because it may suggest that you might face a relapse in your love life. There is a possibility that you might feel all the symptoms of the past ailment again on your side. Ten of swords tarot card signifies that despite the sadness, you will learn that you are not the only person who has been suffering from the ailment, and you are not the only person who has recovered from it either.

Ten of Swords in the Context of Career

If you’ve pulled Ten of Swords after asking your deck about career questions, it is because you have been hurt at work. The Ten of Swords often appears when someone has inflicted suffering on you due to a lack of concern. This can take many forms, but there is a strong lesson to take home: don’t let someone or something make you feel bad about yourself. If you look hard enough, you will find someone or something who is responsible for the pain that you feel. Accept responsibility for your feelings, and take comfort knowing that you will make it through this chapter of your life. If it helps, consider taking a trip away (vacation, a friend’s place) to get your head straight.

Ten of Swords in the Context of Finances

You may have already suffered a significant loss, if you’ve pulled Ten of Swords in reading about your finances. If your investments or property are gone, there isn’t much you can do to fix this. Just remember, you shouldn’t have been reckless or careless with your money. It’s time to learn your lesson. Regardless of the fact that you are hurting, this also serves as a reminder to you to take care of your finances and be careful in making the most important money decisions you can. If you cannot afford to lose any more money, make sure to be more conservative on other aspects of your life too.

Ten of Swords in the Context of Health

Ten of Swords Tarot card shows that you will get through this time but you have to put all your attention on yourself. If you have questions about health, take care of your health and try to take good care of yourself as much as possible.

Ten of Swords Card Through Spirituality and Self-Development

Ten of Swords calls you to release the past and move forward. You have experienced deep pain and sorrow, and now you are ready to release it all and create a new life. You’re taking your power back again and saying NO to what was once your life. You’ll need to let go of the pain to be able to re-enter the world and participate with new vigor.

In a spirituality and self-development Tarot reading, The Ten of Swords (Upright) often appears when you have lost your position in the world. Someone or something has inflicted you with deep emotional pain, and you feel as if there is nothing left for you. You have been stripped of your power and given no choice but to accept your loss. It is time to release the pain and move on. You will need to leave the old life behind, but it will take some time and healing before you can re-enter the world.

Is Ten of Swords Yes or No Card?

When you’re asking Tarot yes or no question, and you’ve pulled Ten of Swords, then this card means a clear no. This card represents lingering regret and a loss of will power. It does indicate that you have suffered a major setback that you’ll need to recover from, but for now, it is better to leave things where they are for now and avoid moving ahead.

Ten of Swords as a Person

If you’ve pulled Ten of Swords as a person, a card describes a person who is ready to bury her mistakes to start her life over again. She understands that the past no longer serves her and is ready to start anew. It’s up to you whether you’ll accept her help or reject it.

The Ten of Swords stands for endings, endings that are connected to the past. Ten of swords also represents misery or grief. If this card shows up in an upright position, it means that you have reached the end. It is time to let go as you are prepared to start your life over again, without the baggage of the past. Ten of swords often shows up when a person is ready to admit that they have a problem they can’t fix alone, and they need help from others. This is a card of release, a time where pain subsides, and in time, joy and happiness replace the old.

The Ten of Swords indicates that you are nearing the end of a difficult situation. The conflict and pain has reached a point where you are weary of the battle.

When you draw Ten of Swords and you want to know more about emotional description of a card as a person, what picture does it draw in your mind? How can Ten of Swords be interpreted as a personality type? Ten of Swords tarot card represents deep and painful emotions. Sometimes this card shows up when the seeker has been stabbed in the heart by someone she or he trusted deeply. In other cases, it shows up when the seeker is dealing with loss and/or devastation without ever wanting to let go. Ten of swords often shows up in a Tarot reading when the Seeker is depressed and/or feels suicidal. Ten of swords represents a situation when the Seeker must face the depths of their being, whether it is pain, sorrow, rejection, and/or devastation, and how strong they are despite the circumstances. This is a card that is hard to see through, even for someone who knows the seeker very well. Ten of swords shows up in a reading as a reminder that we all face darkness, and we all feel pain.

Ten of Swords as a Feeling

This card indicates that you are going through a painful life transition that is causing you pain and suffering. If you’ve pulled Ten of Swords as a feeling, you might be experiencing a relationship breakdown, a work loss, or any other type of hurt that is leaving you feeling as if you have just lost your best friend. Though this event was a shock to your system, you are learning how to deal with this, as it has revealed to you who you are truly meant to be.

The Ten of Swords indicates that you have felt the effects of failure before, and this time is no different. There is no way to avoid this suffering; the only way to live life fully is to take the risks, as they will either work or ruin you. You may feel as if you have done all you can, and the only option left for you is to run away and not look back.

However, if this card appears, try to remember that the Ten of Swords is not meant to be a sign of defeat. Instead, this is a sign of realization, of putting defeat soon behind you.

What Is Ten of Swords Card as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

Ten of Swords symbolizes overcoming difficult circumstances when it appears in a positive Tarot position, or as strength and advantage. Your confidence right now must be rock-solid and unshakable. You’re prepared to take a stand for yourself and ensure that what is yours, is your own. You know you can be independent, and you are taking advantage of this knowledge.

The Ten of Swords in a reading may also be advising you to accept defeat. You are being forced to accept that your situation can’t be changed. It’s a terrible feeling to feel as though you’ve fought valiantly, but have been crushed under a heavy weight. There is simply nothing you can do to stop the force that is bearing down on you.

The Ten of Swords indicates that you are fighting against the inevitable and that you will likely fail. The good news? You have come to the end of your rope. You have invested all you can and now you understand that there is nothing left to fight for. It is better to close the door and move on.

Ten of Swords as an Obstacle

Ten of Swords card calls you to look at a situation from a positive perspective, when pulled in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position. Like the ten swords, you have managed to destroy the ten swords. With grace and courage, you have freed yourself from the pain you were in.

The Ten of Swords in obstacle or negative position represents healing and coming out on the other side. You are in the process of getting over a big loss, letting go of the past, and recovering emotionally, physically, and spiritually. You also learn to deal with the consequences of your decisions and to live with the consequences of your actions. The upside of loss and pain is that through overcoming them, you become a better person. You may have had to learn the hard way, but what you have gained from this experience is priceless.

When the Ten of Swords appears in a reading, it is usually a sign that you have come down from the high you were on and are finally ready to start living your lives again. Maybe you are not aware of that yet, but the realization is just around the corner. You have been so occupied with sadness that you have forgotten how to enjoy life and the world around you.

Ten of Swords Card as a Future Outcome

Ten of Swords card in a future outcome Tarot spread position tells you that you are on the verge of failure and the end of a bad situation. Ten of swords indicate that you are ready to face the harsh reality of your situation. If you have struggled and fought hard for your position and now people are doubting your capabilities, this card is a signal that now is the right time for you to give up. If you want to move forward, you must give up your old life and habits. Let go of what you have done in the past and start a new one. If you continue down this path, the darkness will make it hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re still feeling strong, prepare for the worst. You will need to fight, but soon you will reach a final end. A lot of your time spent fighting, crying, and suffering will be for nothing and you must prepare yourself for it. Although you can feel that you have given everything you have, this person will soon be gone. You must prepare yourself for it now.

Drawing Ten of Swords in the future position also suggests that you may need to face recent problems because you will still be dealing with the grief and pain from these issues. Ten of Swords can mean that you still have a lot of emotional energy and experience intense feelings of sadness and despair following a significant tragedy. A great way to dissipate those emotions is to bury them deep within you and take action. This Minor Arcana card is a stark reminder that we must learn to accept things that we cannot change. If you have passed through a breakup or another significant separation, the Ten of Swords is a card of mourning, regret, and bitterness. It can also represent a particularly dark night of the soul.

In a reading where Ten of Swords appears in the upright position, you may be unable to escape from your past and your regrets over the mistakes you’ve made in your life. The Ten of Swords may indicate that you are finding it difficult to let go and accept the conclusion of a personal conflict or relationship, and you may wish for it to continue. If that’s the case, you should try to let go of your attachments to keep moving forward.

Ten of Swords Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

Ten of Swords card in the reading signals that there is a possibility of unexpected things happening, especially if your question is when will something happen. But if you take the initiative, you will change the course of events. Ten of Swords indicates that someone close to you might go through a difficult time. If it is you, prepare yourself for an unexpected issue. In the worst case, it can even be because of someone you know. If so, be prepared for a fight. Remember that this situation is temporary and you will overcome it. You should always stand for the truth and justice, no matter how painful it may be. This makes the difference for a good cause.

Ten of Swords tarot card denotes deep anger and resentment the seeker is holding towards others who have wronged them in the past.

Characteristics of Ten of Swords Reversed

Reversed keywords positive: survival, release, forgiveness, healing, recuperation, getting over, healing from past, letting go, moving on from relationship, healing from emotional wounds, avoiding self-sabotage, facing reality, facing anxiety about finances, facing reality about finances

Reversed keywords negative: relapse, failure, inability, returning, self-sabotage, avoid conflict, don’t take risks, self-doubt, denial, avoid work-related stress, failure to communicate about money, avoid making big purchases, avoid financial loss, depression.

General Meaning of Ten of Swords Reversed

Ten of Swords reversed card describes a transformation that involves accepting responsibilities that the person used to avoid. Ten of swords reversed indicates that the Seeker has come to terms with a significant loss or change in their life. The seeker needs to accept responsibility for their own actions and the suffering that they have caused. The person is ready to learn from their mistakes and move on from the past.

Ten of swords reversed as a person indicates someone who is ready to leave their suffering behind, free from their self-deception. They are ready to make a fresh start and take their power back. They are learning lessons from their mistakes, and they realize that they can no longer avoid their own responsibilities. They are also learning to trust in themselves again and are starting to take control of their life. They are ready to rebuild and start again. The truth is that they have nothing left to hide and they are ready to face the world with a confident and mature attitude. The seeker has faced a trauma in their life and is now ready to leave it behind.

You may have already faced the consequences of your missteps, if you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed card in a general Tarot reading. You could be learning from your past mistakes or reflecting on a recent failure, as this card in reverse suggests. You may have discovered your inner strength and prepared for what is to come in this life. You may have a new strategy or a fresh perspective in mind when the next battle requires resolution or conflict.

Many times, the Ten of Swords reversed card symbolizes forgiveness. Even though you’ve inflicted considerable damage to your own life and have suffered a great number of setbacks as a result of your mistakes, you’re open to letting go and ready to start fresh. Perhaps you’ve finally seen the error of your past behavior and are ready to face the consequences of your actions.

The Ten of Swords reversed suggests that you’re developing positive attitudes about life after a period of struggle and despair. You have a new perspective on the past and can look back with a critical eye as you reflect on the mistakes you made.

Ten of Swords reversed card in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position calls you to take a fresh look at life. If you’ve been dealing with persistent negativity and pessimism, the Ten of Swords reversed might signify the end of that. Consider making a change in how you are seeing the world and your part of it. It may also be a sign that while you still carry wounds, they are healing. Allow yourself this time of healing. For some, this card can also indicate that the Ten of Swords person has finally had enough of the self-deception and lies that have been going on, and has now come to a point of awakening. This could be a good thing-we should listen to people who are tired of living the lies and are finally ready to cut free from whatever self-deception or self-sabotage that has held them back. On the other hand, this can also mean that this person is simply bottling up the shame and pain they are feeling (or, perhaps, trying to suppress it).

The message the card sends is to get up again, especially when Ten of Swords reversed card appears in a negative position that is about weakness, or obstacle in a general Tarot reading. Don’t let your failures, guilt, and remorse defeat you. The time to mourn has already passed, but it’s time to move on. Ten of Swords reversed indicates that time has come to heal from the past. It’s time to forget about the pain you felt in the past and move forward positively. For those who have been suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and more, Ten of Swords reversed says that healing is coming. You will find answers that are helpful to you. This Minor Arcana indicates that you have already reached a breaking point and it’s time to let go. Let yourself be free of the pain that is holding you back in life.

Ten of Swords Reversed in the Context of Love and Relationships

Ten of Swords reversed card indicates healing and letting go of the past, and this is the case particularly in a love reading .The relationship you have is one of security, and you both are letting go of past wounds in order to be together. In the near future you will get past the scars left from the past and be free to heal and learn how to trust again.

Ten of swords (reversed) signifies healing and forgiving in a relationship. There is often a big argument and a lot of resentment towards each other that might need to be released before the relationship can progress. This card reversed indicates that the resentment and fighting has to end in order to continue the relationship.

Ten of Swords Reversed in the Context of Career

Ten of Swords reversed Tarot card indicates that you are healing and recovering from past conflicts in your career. Maybe you were recently let go, and you are working to improve your confidence and get over the stress. Those who have career questions in a career and business reading, this card often shows up reversed when the Seeker has dealt with mental health issues in the past and is now returning to the material world, putting the past behind them. This Minor Arcana card from the Suit of Swords indicates healing, but it still does have some wounds and scars, so you might not be fully recovered. There might still be some negativity about you at work. Take it as a learning experience and don’t worry about it too much right now. All that will be over soon and you will go back to your regular mode.

Ten of Swords Reversed in the Context of Finances

This card can mean that you will suffer some kind of financial loss, but this reading can also indicate that you will get it back. If you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed in a finance reading, you may come out stronger financially than you might have imagined, and you will be able to deal with this difficult time with your own resources. The reversed ten of swords can also signal that a little bit of healing is happening, and you will discover what you can do to avoid a future financial collapse.

You may have suffered some kind of financial hardship, but there is a chance you’ll come out stronger. You might discover that you are able to avoid the worst of this next time. If you’ve pulled the Ten of Swords in the reversed position, you may find that you are able to avoid a future financial collapse.

Ten of Swords Reversed in the Context of Health

If you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed in reading about your health, it means that no matter what steps you are taking to fight off an illness, it will still seem as if magic can help you recover. It may be a sign that you’re trying too hard or that you do too much. Take a moment to take a break. Don’t push yourself to the breaking point.

Ahead, Ten of Swords (reversed) signifies that you are trying too hard to get back to health. You are working so hard that you are overburdening yourself and struggling to catch your breath. Take a step back, gather your strength and rest.

In terms of spirituality, the Ten of Swords reversed suggest that it is time to start over. The events you have been clinging to may be preventing you from starting anew. You need to release your grip and move on so that you can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Ten of Swords Card Reversed Through Spirituality and Self-Development

When you’re asking Tarot about finding your purpose, and you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed, it may signify finding your spirituality, but it may also mean that you’re letting other people and their opinions get in the way. You need to take your own path and be your own person. The greatest thing is to know yourself and be happy and satisfied with the results. Ten of Swords reversed is telling you that you need to find closure in your own life. You need to be self-aware of what you need and what will give you lasting fulfillment.

In a relationship reading, Ten of Swords reversed can indicate the beginning of a break-up, but it can also mean that the couple must work on their communication skills if they wish to stay together. There is a chance for reconciliation, but only if you’ve learned to communicate and resolve your issues.

Is Ten of Swords Reversed Yes or No Card?

When you’re asking Tarot yes or no question, and you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed, you can still interpret this card as a definitive no. However, you can also take this to mean that whatever you’re going through is in need of letting go. You’re holding on to a strong belief that everything is hopeless. In doing so, you aren’t being proactive about making the necessary adjustments for the present or for the future.

When the Ten of Swords is reversed, it means that you have reached a point where you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you’re helpless. You’re currently experiencing defeat and a lack of hope. You’ve likely gone through a challenging period that has tested your endurance. However, now you are becoming aware of how important it is to stop fighting and instead face the reality of your current situation. Another interpretation of the Ten of Swords when it is reversed is that you’re not ready for change and you’ll need to adjust your strategy.

Even though everything isn’t rosy, you do have the opportunity to let go of whatever has happened and take steps forward to make things right again.

Ten of Swords Reversed as a Person

When drawing Ten of Swords reversed as a person, a card describes a person who is being haunted by past events. Many times, the Ten of Swords reversed can indicate that you will get support from others to get past this difficult time. The support offered could be material or spiritual. In some ways, this is the end of a chapter if you are going through a rough patch and can look back on your past mistakes and learn from them. However, if the Ten of Swords appears upside down and represents the negative, there is a possibility that those events will repeat themselves.

When the Ten of Swords Reversed appears in a Tarot reading, it serves as a warning that you will eventually hit rock bottom if you are not able to let go of the past. This is the ending to a long story and signifies that there are no more options. If you try to make things work, you will only get hurt more as a result. On the other hand, there is a chance that what was supposed to be the end actually just marks a new beginning.

Those who have questions about a emotional traits of a person, Ten of Swords reversed Tarot card indicates that you will get a clear picture of the person and the situation. People around you will be kind to you and will help you as much as they can. You are very emotional, and you are too sensitive. You have to learn to get over depression and trauma.

Ten of Swords Reversed as a Feeling

A card reveals a time in your life when you are feeling stuck. Perhaps you are stuck between two choices and have a hard time deciding between a decision that may harm you or one that will leave you feeling disconnected, unfulfilled, and alone. When you draw Ten of Swords reversed as a feeling, the card is here to remind you that the best course of action is to move forward, leaving the past behind. You may have suffered great loss and tragedy, but letting this chapter of your life guide you can be the path to healing and renewal. In fact, letting go will allow you to embrace a fresh start that will help you create a more positive life.

This card may also represent a need to be honest with yourself, even if it is hard. You may discover that you are holding yourself to a higher standard than you should, and you are taking too much punishment. You may hide the truth about why you have been experiencing issues, or you may not be telling the whole story. Even if this may be hard for you to do, it is for the greater good.

What Is Ten of Swords Card Reversed as a Positive Card, Strength, and Advantage?

The card symbolizes triumph and overcoming hardships, when Ten of Swords reversed appears in a positive Tarot position, or as strength and advantage. You are reclaiming your life from the lingering effects of the tragedies you have faced, and you have found a way to reenter your life. When this card is reversed, however, it might indicate that you may be bottling up your feelings or refusing to let go of the pain associated with the incident. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and open to experiencing the pain will allow it to wash over you.

The reversed Ten of Swords invites you to take a fresh look at your life. You have suffered a significant loss, and you have difficulty moving forward because you feel as if nothing will be different after the suffering. You must, however, reevaluate your life and determine whether you can still go on. This will involve taking stock of the damage inflicted on you and coming to terms with what will no longer serve you.

On one hand, The Ten of Swords reversed suggests that a significant defeat or reversal is in your near future.

Ten of Swords Reversed as an Obstacle

You must remember that things will not be as dire as they first appear, if you’ve pulled Ten of Swords reversed card in a negative, weakness, or obstacle position in a reading. This card could also be a sign that you’re not willing to let go of your past suffering to a better future. Although you want to heal, you cling to the old pain and refuse to let go. You might also not be ready to forgive those who hurt you because it might be too painful for you to do so. You need to give yourself a break and allow yourself to heal from the pain, even if it will not be the end. Try to look at it as a new beginning and start afresh. The reversed ten of Swords encourages you to look at the reasons why you are letting these chains hold you there. Are you struggling? If so, now is the time to change. Examine situations that are giving yourself or pushing you to be a victim. Let things go. This is the first step to self-acceptance and to a new life free of the chains that have held you there.

Ten of Swords Card Reversed as a Future Outcome

Drawing Ten of Swords reversed in the future position also suggests that you might be recovering from a stressful situation. You might be feeling relieved from the pressure and trauma that you have been experiencing. However, keep in mind that the Ten of Swords in the reversed form also states that these problems might arise again. Try to find out more about the root causes of your current situation and think about the ways to deal with them in the future. Also, the Ten of Swords (reversed) says that you should not ignore the warning signs because it might be pointing to the same problem that you have already faced.

Ten of Swords reversed card in in a future outcome Tarot spread position calls you to rejoin society or to reattach yourself after a period of seclusion. The pain you feel from your past will start to subside, but it will not dissipate altogether. A period of healing is needed on the other end, one that gives you space to start over and move on.

The Ten of Swords reversed often shows up when you are trying to push away feelings that you fear are connected to your past. The pain and suffering you experience when you deny or bury these feelings is one that will only come back to you in some way. You will only be able to advance in your life when you finally accept these emotions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in doing so. Others have walked this path before you, and they can offer wisdom and guidance. One way or another, it is time to move on.

The Ten of Swords reversed reminds you to take responsibility for your actions and be accountable for your deeds.

Ten of Swords Reversed Card as a Prediction of When an Event Will Occur

Ten of Swords reversed Tarot card reveals that the time is not that far. If you are wondering when will a certain event take place, this card also indicates that you will be moving on from the past trauma very soon. You have learned from your past experience and have realized the truth about your life. Now in a better mental state, you are prepared to face the forthcoming problems that are waiting for you. However, as there is no turning back time, you still have to face the consequences of your actions.