Your Chosen Card – Ten of Patens Reversed Salem Deck
When reversed, the Ten of Pentacles hints at a family feud related to financial insecurity or a matter of legacy or inheritance. The person in charge of planning for the needs of his or her dependents has instead been guilty of unwise speculation or poor financial planning. In some cases, this card may highlight problems related to gambling. Alternatively, the person who should be providing for the family has opted to hoard his or her wealth rather than use it for the benefit of others.
Keywords Reversed: Financial insecurity, loss, robbery, dissipation, family feuds, gambling debts, failed speculation, unwise use of money, reckless spending, hoarding ones wealth rather than using it to benefit others.
Timing: 20 Virgo30 Virgo. Tropical, 12 September22 September. Sidereal, 7 October16 October.
Astrology: Nimble and clever Mercury (dignified) in the third decan of earthy Virgo, realm of the Queen of Swords (Water of Air) and the Hermit (Virgo). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Number Symbolism: 10 – one too many, the fullness of completion, readiness to begin a new cycle.
Etteilla: Household, dwelling, household economy, savings, family, posterity; (R) lot, fate, destiny, gamble, unforeseen happenings.
When Ten of Patens 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 Patens is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Ten of Patens 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 Patens 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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Angel Encyclopedia: Mercury and the Egyptian god Thoth. (See PSYCHOPOMPOI.) Michael weighs the souls for righteousness. He is associated with benevolent aspects of the Angel of Death and has the ability to shapeshift when he comes to take a soul away (as in the case of Abraham). In lore, Michael is the angel designated to appear to MARY to announce her death. Michael also guards the gates of purgatory and has pity on the souls therein. Legends tells of prayers made to Michael for souls in purgatory; he appears and takes them into heaven.
Complete Book of Tarot: A need to return to the lesson of the previous card in the sequence (an idea of Paul Fenton-Smith).
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Judgment card suggests that you may not be heeding the call to wake up and change the direction of your life. If you reject this opportunity to become reanimated, you may end up stagnating and feel stuck in a rut. Perhaps your reluctance is due to fear of change, a sense of regret, or feelings of self-recrimination. Ponder the biblical verse: ‘Except a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it abides alone: but if it dies, it brings forth much fruit’ (John 12:24, King James 2000 Version).
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Tarot Triumphs: Then, bearing the question in mind, study the cards and see what the combination of the three brings to your mind. Speak when you’re ready. This is where you really take the plunge! Remember that it’s the connection between you, the querent, and the cards that generates the reading. Use your knowledge of Tarot as a foundation; try to put preexisting judgments about the person out of your mind, and allow the story to surface. Note that we haven’t set up any time parameters, so you are looking at the triad of cards as an entity, rather than seeing them as past, present, or future. (We will come to that shortly, both later in this chapter and in chapter six.) It’s fine to ask a question or two if you need to. For instance, if the Chariot turns up, you might want to find out if the person has any travel plans in mind, since not every appearance of the Chariot will indicate travel, even though it can be one strong association with that card.