59-Ten of Swords – Reversed Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Ten of Swords Reversed Golden 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 Gemini–30 Gemini. Tropical, 10 June–20 June. Sidereal, 6 July–15 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.

Mathers: Tears, affliction, grief, sorrow; (R) passing success, momentary advantage.

When Ten of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ten of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Golden 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: Many tarot readers are familiar with the Nordic or Futhark runes that can be used for divination. Some historians believe that the runes originated with the ancient Etruscans and spread to northern Europe via trade routes. According to one theory, knowledge of the runes may have played a role in the development of the tarot, though there is scant evidence to support this conjecture. The runes and the tarot are distinct divinatory systems, and there is no one-to-one correspondence between them. Nonetheless, the runes and tarot cards have some archetypal images in common, the most compelling of which is tarot’s Hanged Man, suspended upside-down like Odin on Yggdrasil, the World Tree of Norse mythology.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The incantation myth: you must say a special prayer or perform an incantation before reading with the cards.

Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley cautions that merely intensifying one’s study of the cards as objective things rather than as living individuals is not sufficient. The student must live with the cards, and the cards in turn must live with the student. The tarot novice and the living cards must take time to get to know one another. How else can a relationship form and grow?

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