Your Chosen Card – Ten of Wands Reversed Salem 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 Pentacles (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.
Etteilla: Lies, deceit, falsehood, duplicity, betrayal, treason, conspiracy; (R) hindrances, obstacles, travail, toil, objection.
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 Salem 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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Portable Magic: The final stage in the realization of the ritual purpose is represented by the Six of Cups, which bears the title Lord of Pleasure. This card is a good choice for initiating a period of steady growth and success. It is the Sun ruling the second decanate of Scorpio, and also the Sun in Tiphareth. The Sun in Scorpio indicates both heat and penetration. Scorpio concerns the critical phases of transformation in life, resulting in a kind of rebirth. The Sun is the life principle of wholeness and self-integration. Its action in this card is uncommonly strong because it not only rules the decanate of the card, but the Sephiroth where the card resides on the Tree. Tiphareth is the centre of the Tree, the sphere of complete balance and harmony. The pleasure of this card is the pleasure of desire realized. Crowley called this card ‘one of the best in the pack’ (The Book of Thoth, 182).
Reversed Cards: One of the things I notice the most about the Ten of Wands from Llewellyns Classic Tarot is that the wands are blooming. Even though right now you may not see their potential, that doesnt mean that you wont. Lets face ityou wont be able to keep that fiery energy blocked, bound, and bundled forever. I mean, you do have ten matchsticks ready to spark at any second. Think of it this way: the more you suppress your energy the bigger the explosion you will create.
Tarot for Beginners: Reversed, however, this card may actually be advising you to challenge the status quo, at least in your personal belief system. Beware of the influence of an oppressive, older person who wants you to do things their way regardless of your actual circumstances.
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Reversed Cards: We first met the sixes in the Lovers card. It is there that we got a glimpse of the challenges and positive attributes of the number six. Here in the minor arcana, we see how those traits play out in everyday life. Our commitment to ourselves and others will be tested, rewarded, and challenged on a much more practical and daily way. Whether we get stuck, find ourselves needing to move, or allowing ourselves some success will depend on how the sixes show up on your cards. Relationships are part of our expansion: they test us and ground us. Here in the sixes, we see just how much.