Ten of Wands

The Ten of Wands card is associated with the burdens of responsibility and hard work, as well as the need for release and surrender. The suit of Wands is associated with passion, creativity, and ambition, making the Ten of Wands a card of perseverance and endurance.

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In the upright position, the Ten of Wands represents the burdens of responsibility and hard work. This card suggests that you may be feeling overwhelmed or weighed down by the many responsibilities and obligations in your life. It encourages you to persevere through these challenges, even when it feels difficult or impossible. The Ten of Wands reminds you that you are capable of great things, and that your hard work and dedication will pay off in the end.

The Ten of Wands can also represent a need for release and surrender. This card may indicate that you have been carrying too much on your shoulders, and that you need to let go of some of your responsibilities in order to find balance and peace. It encourages you to prioritize self-care and to ask for help when you need it.

Possible examples of an upright Ten of Wands: Feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities and obligations, persevering through a difficult period of hard work, feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders.


In the reversed position, the Ten of Wands can indicate a sense of release and surrender. This card suggests that you may have finally found the strength to let go of some of your responsibilities and burdens. It encourages you to embrace a sense of freedom and release, and to trust that the universe will support you in your journey.

The Ten of Wands reversed can also represent a need for reflection and reassessment. This card may indicate that you have been carrying the weight of others' expectations or responsibilities, and that you need to reassess your priorities and values. It encourages you to take time to reflect on what truly matters to you, and to make changes in your life that align with your deepest desires and passions.

Possible examples of a reversed Ten of Wands: Finding release and surrender from burdens and responsibilities, reassessing priorities and values, embracing a sense of freedom and lightness.

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