Your Chosen Card – Ten of Wands Upright Thoth Deck
When upright, the Ten of Wands suggests that you have worked hard and have achieved a great deal, but now your success is weighing you down. Your sense of duty and your willingness to shoulder obligations have been assets along the way, but the time has come to delegate and share the load. Make sure that the burden you carry is not the result of deceit or falsehood. Your commitment to a job well done is admirable, but there are others who are now willing to share the responsibility for the future outcome. You need to lighten up; otherwise your workaholism will take a toll in other areas of your life.
Keywords Upright: Willingness to take on a heavy load, carrying the weight of success, a sense of responsibility, ability to delegate, sharing the workload with others, accepting support.
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 Disks (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.
Crowley/Thoth: Oppression, cruelty, malice, injustice, revenge, overbearing strength.
When Ten of Wands is upright 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 upright card reading for Ten of Wands using cards from the Thoth 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: It is possible to arrive at a similar interpretation without taking into account the elemental dignities, thus avoiding the mental gymnastics of the Golden Dawn approach. Looking at the same three-card spread, an intuitive reader might reason that the Ten of Wands indicates an oppressive burden and the Five of Swords a painfully humiliating situation. Because the Ten of Cups is sandwiched between these two difficult cards, the pleasure promised by the Cups is likely to be compromised by the surrounding stressful situations.
Creative Tarot: Calvinos interest in the tarot resulted in the 1973 novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies. There a group of travelers have been mysteriously robbed of voice. But they are able to reconstruct the story of what happened to them using the images on the tarot cards.
Complete Book of Tarot: Fortune-telling cards differ from oracle cards in that they are designed specifically to reveal the future. Reading fortune-telling cards requires a different mindset than reading the tarot. Fortune-telling card interpretations are suggestive of the stereotypical Hollywood scenes in which a mysterious reader looks at the cards and utters in a knowing tone of voice: ‘You will meet a tall dark stranger on a cruise this summer but he will be mainly interested in your money, so be careful.’ Currently the most popular fortune-telling deck is the thirty-six-card Petit Lenormand.
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