10 OF SWORDS
10 OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANING
TAROT KEY MEANINGS
Light Seer (Upright): painful endings, crisis, devastating loss, being stabbed in the back, an opportunity to find deep healing, an opportunity to find hope, resiliency and change
Shadow Seer (Reversed): failure, endings, resisting the inevitable, not wanting to let go of negative emotions, rock bottom, a narrative rooted in lack and helplessness, devastating loss, sometimes indicates recovery
10 OF SWORDS OVERVIEW
She watches the first signs of dawn tickle the landscape, and she longs to feel the sun’s warmth on her skin. After that devastating ending, she began to heal, and she is finally coming to terms with everything that happened. ‘Processing is a process,’ she whispers, and continues with her mantra, ‘No More Swords. Just Healing. No More Swords. Just Healing.’ She remembers the painful back-stabbing and deceit, the ugly truth and the harm it caused her. She remembers that this will always be a part of her story, but one that she will no longer be defined by. She is stronger than this, and she will recognize herself by her ability to rise above her past and to thrive. She longs to share her scars with the Sun… to inject them with its hopeful, curative energy. She drops her nightgown, and walks towards the horizon… vulnerable – whole – and totally and powerfully alive. She is free from that horror, free from her pain… and her scars have become vivid markers of her tenacious spirit. With her heart ready to love, and her soul ready to shine, she walks calmly towards the light.
MESSAGE FROM THE 10 OF SWORDS
The 10 of Swords comes to us in times of blinding truth, when disillusion is lifted. Sometimes the truth is painful and jarring because it indicates betrayal or personal loss. This card can mark an abrupt end to our current path, and a difficult resolution in the form of a broken relationship, a blocked idea or dream, a fractured partnership or a discontinued story. While these endings feel severe while we are experiencing them, the most potent seeds of hope are always planted in their place. If you are going through a period of deep transformation and closure, know that you must allow yourself space to heal from past trauma, and that you will become stronger and more resilient with time. Our wounds teach us about our greatest strengths, and illuminate our innate ability to mend our bodies and our spirits. With time, your wounds will help you find new beginnings and great joy, and your dark night of the soul will be met with a beautiful new dawn that is filled with more light than you’ve ever experienced. Remain open to love and joy as you process this ending, and look to the sunlight that awaits. Watching the sun peek over the horizon is the highest task of a bruised heart.
QUESTIONS FOR THE SEER
• Our wounds are often our greatest strengths. What have you learned through your challenges?
• If something in your life is coming to an end, it leaves space for something new. Name the new.
• How much do you trust others?