The Ten Of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Are you unsure what the Ten of Wands Tarot card means? Maybe you have been given an interpretation but aren’t sure what else the card could mean?

Finding out what the Ten of Wands Tarot card means can be tricky, especially if this is your first reading. Frustrated and disappointed, you wonder if you will ever know what the Ten of Wands Tarot card means. 

Keep reading to find out all the possible meanings of the Ten of Wands Tarot card. Whether the card appears upright or reversed, we have the meaning for you and some guidance on how you can use the messages of the card in your life. 

Upright Ten Of Wands Tarot Card General Meaning 

Generally, the upright Ten of Wands suggests a situation that started off good has become a burden. The card suggests being overburdened, stressed, having responsibilities, problems, and being overloaded.

The Ten of Wands suggests you have a huge weight on your shoulders and feel restricted, saddled, and feeling obligated. 

The Ten of Wands indicates you are struggling, being taken for granted, enduring major challenges, duty, or drudgery. You might have taken on too much and are starting to burn out. 

The card also suggests that the end is near.

If you persevere, you will be successful! The Ten of Wands also suggests losing focus, losing your way, and having an uphill struggle. The spontaneity and fun in your life might have disappeared too. 

Now that we have established a general meaning of the card, let’s dive in deeper to look at the meanings of the card depending on the reading you have. 

Health

Health-wise, the Ten of Wands suggests burdens or stress are negatively impacting your physical health. This stress will manifest in injuries or illness. Make sure you take care of yourself!

Now is the time to put your health first and take care of your physical and mental health. 

Remember, you cannot care for or help anyone else if your own health is poor. Make yourself a priority! 

The card can also suggest your body refuses to succumb to an illness. 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the Ten of Wands suggests you are overburdened or overloaded by your relationship.

You might feel like your partner takes you for granted or that you are carrying the weight of the relationship.

Your partner might take a back seat, leaving you saddled with the responsibility and stress of the relationship. 

The Tarot card suggests that spontaneity and fun have left the relationship, leaving obligation and duty. Every day in your relationship will feel like an uphill struggle.

Here, you need to have open and honest communication with your partner to see what can be done to split the load. 

If you are single, the Ten of Wands suggests the fun has left your love life.

You might be overburdened and stressed to the point where you don’t have time for dating! You might not feel excited by the prospect of meeting someone new or going on a date.

If you want to have love in your life, this is your sign to make time for it! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the Ten of Wands suggests burdens, stress, and being overloaded.

You might have taken on more than you can manage.

The tasks or projects you took on might have seemed like a good move for your career, but now you are just overloaded with work! 

This extra work will leave you unable to perform at your job as well as usual and you might lose your enthusiasm for your work too. This has left you exhausted, drained, and irritable.

When the card appears, you might need to negotiate with your boss.

You might need to share the work with a coworker. If you are the boss, consider delegating or hiring additional staff to spread the workload more evenly. 

Financially, the Ten of Wands suggests financial responsibilities and burdens.

The card might suggest you are struggling to support your family or yourself on your salary.

You might find you are stressing about your money stretching as far as it should. You might have also taken on too much debt and are struggling with the repayments. 

No matter the issue, now is the time to sit down and work out how you can shift this burden. You might want to meet with a professional financial advisor for some guidance on restructuring or reducing your debt. 

Spirituality 

The Ten of Wands suggests you have lost your focus or your way. You might have gone off the course of your spiritual path, you might feel that the burdens and stresses of your life have pulled you off your path. 

Remember, your path is always there and you will be guided to it, no matter how far you stray. Simply changing direction can help the universe to guide you back! 

Reversed Ten Of Wands Tarot Card General Meaning 

The reversed Ten of Wands has a slightly different meaning, so let’s take a look at what the card means now. Generally, the reversed Ten of Wands suggests you have too much stress or responsibility on your plate.

You might be carrying a cross that is too heavy to bear. 

The card represents flogging a dead horse, working hard but getting nowhere, or insurmountable problems. The Tarot card suggests you are pushing yourself to the point of a breakdown or collapse.

The reversed Ten of Wands suggests you are resigned to your fate, duty-bound, or have no stamina to meet the challenges you are facing. 

The reversed Ten of Wands can also represent off-loading, learning to say no, shirking or dumping duties and responsibilities. 

Now that we have established the general meaning of the card, let’s dive in a little deeper to look at what the reversed Ten of Wands means in different readings. 

Health

Health-wise, the reversed Ten of Wands suggests you are lessening the burdens or stresses that were negatively impacting your health. Doing so will allow your physical symptoms to improve. 

The card can also suggest you have ignored the warning signs about your health and are heading to a serious illness or collapse.

If this applies to you, make yourself a priority!

You might also want to seek professional help for your physical and mental health too. 

The reversed Ten of Wands can also suggest your body succumbing to an illness. 

Love And Relationships

If you are in a relationship, the reversed Ten of Wands suggests you are offloading some responsibilities and stresses.

This is providing some space in your relationship for spontaneity and fun to return! 

Your partner might share burdens and take on more duties that will bring you closer and help you become more connected. The card can also suggest one or both of you are shirking your responsibilities. 

The reversed Ten of Wands can also suggest that you are so overloaded with stresses and duties that your relationship is about to collapse.

The card can be a bad omen too.

You might be flogging a dead horse by continuing with your relationship. You might be putting in lots of work, but getting nowhere.

Now is the time to carefully consider whether the relationship is worth staying in. 

If you are single, the reversed Ten of Wands suggests you are unloading your stress and burdens which will give you more time for meeting someone new or dating.

Offloading your stress will allow for excitement, spontaneity, and fun to return to your love life! 

Money And Career

Career-wise, the reversed Ten of Wands represents reducing your responsibilities and burdens.

The card can also represent crumbling under the pressure of your burdens.

When the reversed Ten of Wands appears, you are finding ways to reduce your workload. You might have delegated work to employees or colleagues or have found a more efficient way of doing things. 

Whatever you have done, you will have brought more balance to your work life.

This will help you feel more productive and healthy! Not only is this good for you, but your career too. 

The reversed Ten of Wands also suggests you have bitten off more than you can chew. Rather than try to get it under control and reduce your workload, you have chosen to power through.

Here you need to pause and recognize the problem.

Doing so will allow you to take steps to get your workload under control. You don’t want to burn out by continuing with a ridiculous workload. 

Financially, the Tarot card suggests you have reduced the financial burdens that have been overwhelming you.

The card represents you cutting your financial responsibilities to a manageable level, reducing the stress you might have felt. You might have arranged a new repayment plan with lenders or canceled credit cards.

Whatever you have done, it will work for you! 

The reversed Ten of Wands can also suggest out-of-control financial burdens that are causing extreme pressure in your life. This could end up making you ill! Don’t delay when you see the card.

Reach out for financial advice and support to help you solve the problem.  

Spirituality 

The reversed Ten of Wands suggests you need to make time for yourself. While you might think you are helping others, you are heading for burnout! You need to put yourself first otherwise you won’t be in a state to help anyone.

Remember, your health and well-being must come first. 

Final Thoughts 

And there you have it, all the possible meanings of the Ten of Wands Tarot card. Whether the card appears upright or reversed, now is the time to restore some balance to your life and offload any burdens or responsibilities that are contributing to your stress levels. 

Zhara O’Brien
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