Ten of Swords

Ten of SwordsWe have leaned a tough lesson! Now, despite the bad situation we can move to the next phase of rehabilitation and rebuilding ourselves. If we have not yet gone through the lesson we need to experience it before we can move on.

The Ten of Swords indicates that the tough lesson is over. We have learned the lesson and do not need to go on suffering. The pain is still there but we can now move on into rebuilding ourselves and starting anew.

The Ten of Swords follows a pre-determined course: first we make a mistake, then we suffer and finally we learn the lesson that enables us to start a new phase in our life. It is therefore crucial to determine which stage are we in. Usually when we get the card we have already suffered and are ready to move on. But sometimes we have not suffered yet and it is important that we face the tough and painful lesson, learn from it, draw our conclusions and move on to the next phase.

It is important to understand that in some cases only a painful experience can teach us the lesson we need –and this is indeed the situation represented by the Ten of Swords. It is important to remember that our pain and suffering are not in vain and it will help us learn and progress. In this case we need to focus on minimizing the impact of the lesson rather than trying to avoid it.

  Supportive Obtrusive
Relationships  Despite our heartbreak it is a good time to take a chance and try something new.  Ending a relationship, heartbreak, hesitancy to enter a new relationship after being hurt before.
Career  We have learned our lesson -using past experience we can act correctly and be successful.  We tend to move forward without due investigation – this will lead to failure, once we face difficulties we tend to throw in the towel.

Areas of particular relevance:
A new start after crisis, maintaining hope during a tough time, resourcefulness, justice is done, tendency to be a martyr