Ten of Wands

Get to know the meaning of the card Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands Tarot card meaning

In the Ten of Wands, we see a man wearing a red tunic and carrying ten wands in his hands. In the distance, we see the city he is heading to, symbolizing the impending end of hardship. The ten wands in his hands, however, are so heavy that the man has to make a great effort to reach the end of his journey. In its meaning, the Ten of Wands very often indicates a moment of overload and sometimes even physical exhaustion. This is due to accumulated problems that you must eventually face before you can achieve your plan. The Ten of Wands in the Tarot also very often indicates a solitary struggle against adversity, but it always results from our choice. Despite the fact that these wands can be abandoned at any time, the person displayed on the Ten of Wands does not plan to give up. The Ten of Wands thus alludes to the burden carried on the mental plane in relation to work, but also personal relationships. It portends a very difficult period in your life, in which you have to be persistent in the final upright line, despite being tired. However, it also encourages you to rest for a while and regenerate your strength.

Upright Ten of Wands Tarot card meaning

The Ten of Wands in the upright position indicates a difficult path to your goal, but you are able to complete it despite the mental and physical strain. The problems you are experiencing in this situation may come from work or a relationship, and may cause you to feel overwhelmed and overburdened. The Ten of Wands in an upright position suggests that if you continue on the path you are on and have the necessary perseverance, you will achieve success. The upright Ten of Wands symbolizes a situation where you are taking on too much, sometimes expecting more than you can handle. If you feel that you can handle this situation then try to relax and not give up on your goals. The Ten of Wands in upright position very often speaks about physical overload or even illness. The card points to situations in which previously started actions, despite a good plan, brought you unexpected and considerable problems. Try to overcome the current difficulties, delays and accompanying stresses, and you will receive a well-deserved reward at the end of the road.

Upright Ten of Wands love, sex and relationship Tarot card meaning

In questions of love and intimate relationships the Ten of Wands in an upright position suggests a difficult time, which will most likely bring you to the edge of physical and mental endurance. Problems and responsibilities that you will have to face in your relationship will cause you to be overwhelmed, as well as extreme stress. The card also points to a situation in which the relationship doesn’t give you reasons for joy, but only adds another burden to an already difficult path each day. However, you cannot count on the support of another person at the moment, which makes your lonely struggle even more difficult. The upright Ten of Wands may also speak about situations when your problems in other areas of your life are so significant that it reflects negatively on your relationship. In such a situation, you might want to enlist the help of a partner who can at least mentally relieve you of your current problems. If you are not currently in a relationship the Ten of Wands  in an upright position indicates that you are struggling with a difficult time for yourself which is having a negative effect on your love life. With daily responsibilities and struggles, you currently don’t have the time or strength to focus on building new relationships. The upright Ten of Wands encourages you to save your energy and focus more on the relationships that are important to you.

Reversed Ten of Wands Tarot card meaning

The Ten of Wands in reversed position foretells of upcoming events that could be dangerous for you. The mental and physical overload you are currently experiencing may in turn lead to a loss of health. The card itself also points to situations where you are unable to cope with life’s current problems, yet you are still trying to complete your work, even though the path you have taken no longer gives you satisfaction. The reversed Ten of Wands indicates that you may be experiencing deception, lies and attempts by others to take advantage of you. On the other hand, the reversed Ten of Wands may also indicate that you have experienced so many problems on your path that you no longer want to follow it. If this is how you feel, then this is the best decision for you. In difficult situations it is important to be able to let go of unnecessary burdens and responsibilities. The reversed Ten of Wands card encourages you to let go of everything that is limiting you and no longer serves your best interests.

Reversed Ten of Wands love, sex and relationship Tarot card meaning

The reversed Ten of Wands in relationship questions indicates your mental and physical overload, which may lead you to abandon your current relationship altogether. Your current problems are causing you so much stress and overwhelm that you are avoiding taking responsibility for your life together instead of resolving them. The Ten of Wands reversed may also say that you are trying to carry the entire weight of an ongoing relationship on your shoulders. You’re doing so even though you can’t really say where it’s going or if it still makes sense. On the other hand, the reversed Ten of Wands could also herald a time when you will finally be able to share the responsibilities of each other, making the current journey easier for you. If this is the case, then the reversed Ten of Wands foretells a return of happiness in your relationship and a release from previous problems. If you are not currently in a steady relationship the reversed Ten of Wands is pointing to a time in your life when you will begin to meet new people again. If you are not currently in a steady relationship then the Ten of Wands is pointing to a time in your life when you will begin to meet new people again. Give yourself more joy and freedom to do things during this difficult time, and in the case of an ongoing relationship, learn to share your problems and happiness with the other person.

Ten of Wands additional information

Ten of Wands other names
10 of Wands, Ten of Batons, 10 of Batons
Ten of Wands in different languages
Ten of Wands general characteristics
Rigor, violence
Ten of Wands upright characteristics
Need for rest, being overloaded with duties, responsibility for something or someone, being trapped by responsibility for family, finances, work, success becomes a burden
Ten of Wands reversed characteristics
Jealousy, lying, cheating, standing on the edge of physical or emotional endurance, threat of illness
Ten of Wands colors
Blue, orange
Ten of Wands sings of the zodiac
Ten of Wands planets
Ten of Wands elements


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