Your Chosen Card – Ten of Wands Reversed Rider Waite Deck
When reversed, the Ten of Wands implies an inability to delegate and an undue sense of responsibility for all aspects of a project. Others may be taking advantage of your willingness to do everything yourself. Its time that they stepped up to the plate and pulled their fair load. If you dont trust your colleagues to participate fairly, perhaps you should not be working with them. Consider the proverb, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a dull girl.’
Keywords Reversed: An oppressive burden, lies, deceit, obstacles, difficulties, feeling overwhelmed, injustice, falsehood, inability to delegate, workaholism, over-commitment, carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, the straw that broke the camels back.
Timing: 20 Sagittarius30 Sagittarius. Tropical, 13 December23 December. Sidereal, 4 January13 January.
Astrology: The stern taskmaster Saturn in the third decan of fiery Sagittarius, realm of the Queen of Coins (Water of Earth) and Temperance (Sagittarius). Saturn is linked to the World.
Number Symbolism: 10 – one too many, the fullness of completion, readiness to begin a new cycle.
Ten Of Wands: Weighted Down
When Ten of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Ten of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ten of Wands is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Ten of Wands using cards from the Rider Waite Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Key: The occultists who developed the modern tarot regarded each card, especially the major arcana, as ‘keys’ to unlock doors to esoteric knowledge. Presumably these mysterious truths were encoded in the tarot symbols by none other than the Egyptian god Thoth.
Complete Book of Tarot: Card 8, the experience of those surrounding the querent, was the Ten of Wands showing a man walking along with a burden of ten wands. Perhaps those around him were feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fact 2: The tarot is simply a deck of seventy-eight cards with imaginative images printed on them. The accuracy of the tarot depends on the intuitive faculties of the reader. Evil does not reside in pieces of cardboard; it is a distinctly human trait. Those who are old enough may recall the introduction to the classic radio program The Shadow: ‘Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!’
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Complete Book of Tarot: Throughout history, all cultures have sought messages from the divine in the random happenings of daily life. Apparently, the gods communicate with us mortals through chance happenings and haphazard patterns in the mundane world. Just as Joseph could read Gods intentions in the Pharaohs dream, the practice of divination with cards is part of a long tradition whose roots extend at least as far back as the early days recorded in the Bible.