Ten of Swords Tarot Card Meanings: Suit of Swords

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What does the Ten of Swords Tarot Card Mean?

The 10 of Swords meaning reveals that an issue is ending, or you've reached the worst part of your journey. Though painful, this is often a necessary experience that supports your growth.

Ten of Swords Tarot Keywords

Words describing the events presaged by the reading include:

  • Uncomfortable endings
  • Completing a cycle
  • Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Loss
The Ten of Swords let's you know that you've hit the worst of a situation and it's time to move on.

Ten of Swords Upright Meaning

With intense and ominous imagery, the ten of Swords upright highlights the painful end of a cycle. It may feel like you've hit rock bottom and are unsure of your next steps.

Upright Health

In terms of the physical body, a long and arduous journey with a chronic illness or inability to reach your health goals lies ahead of you. You may have been ignoring symptoms, causing things to get worse.

Upright Love

The 10 of Swords love message is that the cycle of your partnership is ending, and it's time to embark on the more painful aspects of this journey. If you're single, past pain keeps you from finding true love.

Upright Money & Career

In this instance, it can forewarn about losing a job or being forced to let go of your current position. This change in your work may feel jarring and uncomfortable.

Ten of Swords Reversed Meaning

The 10 of Swords Reversed arises when it's essential to consider the rest of the reading. Depending on those factors, it can speak to overcoming adversity or succumbing to negative emotions and dispair.

Reversed Health

When asking about an ailment, it is an indication of the end of a struggle with sickness or physical injury. Conversely, it can also speak to an inability to have hope during a physically painful situation.

Reversed Love

When answering a love question, it is your warning that you're about to embark on a healing journey after a rough breakup. On the other hand, it can signal that your current partnership is deteriorating, and it's time to move on.

Reversed Money & Career

You've persevered through an intense time in your career. Or, it can also express that you're working too hard and about to hit the point of burnout. You may want to reconsider your workload.

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