Ten of Wands

To gain a more complete understanding of the Ten of Wands, an overview of the suit and number is provided first.

Overview of the Wands

Aliases: Sticks, Staves, Rods, Batons

Element: Fire

Zodiac: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Playing Card Suit: Clubs

Class:  Peasantry

Rules: The Spirit

The Wands rule the spirit, especially issues of creativity and energy.

By spirit, Miss L means that the meaning of each Tarot card in this suit may rule issues of a deep level, connected to drive, purpose or even faith.

Connected with the element of Fire, this suit rules the Zodiac Fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius. 

If you want to see all of the Tarot cards in the Wands suit at once, go to the The Wands.

The Wands is the Tarot suit most often connected with issues related to creativity, spirituality and energy.

When you read these Tarot cards, keep in mind that their Tarot definition can change in meaning. Tarot cards will be interpreted differently according to the cards around them in a Tarot spread.

When learning the definition of Tarot cards, look at the cards individually and as part of the Tarot layout.

If you're just learning to read Tarot cards, use the position in the Tarot layout as well as the meanings to guide you.

And never forget to listen to your gut instinct, even if it means the changing the official definition slightly.

Synopsis of the Tens

Often considered a perfect number (hey, the idea of 'perfect 10' needed to come from somewhere), the Ten has been revered in almost every major religion including Christianity.

When Ten arrives, you know that it signifies both an ending and a new beginning.

The cycle is complete, gains have been made and we are ready to start again.

Ten is a number of balance, comprised of the essentially masculine one and the feminine zero; when combined, they are the start of every new life and new adventure.

Ten also reminds us to enjoy the moment, savour the present and what we have achieved.  Soon enough, this time will pass and memories are never as evocative as the real deal.

Upright Tarot Card Meaning:

With the Ten of Wands, you are on the brink of achieving a lifelong dream. Drive and ambition fuel your passion so all this hard work feels like less of a burden. 

Sometimes, all the energy you are pouring into this project may feel to be wasted; you doubt yourself and whether this means enough to you. 

Other times, your ambition may drive you to exclude areas of your life and make your work your sole focus. 

The Ten of Wands advises you to learn to relax and leave work at work; you may feel like this is your calling, but you need a life too.

Reversed Tarot Card Meaning:

The responsibilities you shoulder right now with the Ten of Wands reversed are just right.

Instead of feeling burdened, these are welcome responsibilities that reinforce your worth and create strong feelings of drive. 

In an environment of strong workers, you are nurtured and working at your best. External forces support you and you feel like you are in sync with your job.

Promotions or raises are a likely result of all your hard work.

Tarot Cards Keywords:

ambition, burden, drive to win, hard work, realization of a dream, vitality, workaholic, overwork, neglecting other areas of life, welcome responsibilities, expansiveness, great work situation, promotion, raises

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