Your Chosen Card – Ten of Athames Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Ten of Swords suggests that something is preventing you from letting go of negative thoughts. You may be following bad advice or engaging in catastrophic thinking. Perhaps you are clinging to a difficult relationship or a bad situation that has only brought trouble into your life. You feel pinned down, but your worst imaginings do not match the reality of your circumstances. If you have been hurt or betrayed, you can either swim in the cesspool of anger and resentment, or let go of rancor and embrace forgiveness so you can move forward. Sometimes hitting bottom is a blessing in disguise, as it can force you finally to deal with your problems.
Keywords Reversed: hitting bottom, disruption, ruin, destruction, desolation, bad advice, loss, pain, sorrow, tears, wounding, betrayal, affliction, feeling stabbed in the back, failure, unmet goals, thwarted plans, defeat, downfall, disinformation, upset, madness, anguish, panic, anxiety, depression, surgery, legal problems, run-ins with the law, feeling pinned down, fearing there is no way out, catastrophic thinking.
Timing: 20 Gemini30 Gemini. Tropical, 10 June20 June. Sidereal, 6 July15 July.
Astrology: The hot dry Sun in the third decan of airy Gemini, realm of the Queen of Cups (Water of Water) and the Lovers (Gemini).
Number Symbolism: 10 – one too many, the fullness of completion, readiness to begin a new cycle.
Ten Of Swords: Pain And Sorrow Gives Way To The Morrow
When Ten of Athames 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 Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ten of Athames 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 Athames using cards from the Mage 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: Assessment, reflection, re-evaluation, standing at a threshold, seeking advantage
Complete Book of Tarot: When upright, the Ten of Swords indicates that you have reached the end of a period of anguish and suffering and are ready to move on. You have hit bottom and things cannot get any worse. Its one of those times in your life when you come to understand that you were never promised a rose garden. Circumstances are forcing you to confront a problem that has been brewing for some time, and the only way forward is up. The rising sun in the background implies that there is hope of a solution; you are at the dawn of a new day. Release and liberation from suffering are at hand. Since Swords represent ideas and communications, problems created by misinformation can be resolved at this time.
Tarot Triumphs: The Hanged Man may look alarming on first viewing. He is often taken to be a dead man, a criminal who has been hung, or a traitor suspended by his feet according to the Italian custom, and his name at first (Le Pendu in French) seems to support that theory.35 But the way he is depicted suggests that he is in fact an acrobat. In nearly every version, he looks calm and happy, a man who is in control of what he’s doing. Reverse the usual meaning, and you will find a man studying the world in reverse!
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Reversed Cards: Because Mars rears his head in this card, it is not a long stretch to believe he is quite enjoying the pain he is inflicting. Could you be playing Marss part in someone elses life? People often find it easier to chastise others when they see them being foolish or emotionally overindulgent. They think nothing of adding to this misery and creating more suffering in someones life. With this card in the shadow aspect, just be mindful that you are not doing the same to someone in your current orbit.