The Ten of Swords tarot card depicts a man lying on his stomach, perhaps dead, with 10 swords stabbed in his back. The lower part of his body is covered with a red cape, which shows he is a man of good stature.
A dark sky contrasts with bright sunshine, bringing hope to this horrific scene. The sea is calm, despite all the unhappiness around, suggesting that there is always peace even in moments of sadness.
Ten of Swords in an Upright Position
This card that the seeker has been affected in a big way by something absolutely unforeseen and not anticipated. The character here feels betrayed as he was stabbed in the back. This suggests that in life we can never control everything. That is why such situations are unavoidable.
The swords symbolize logic and intelligence, which unfortunately end in a defeated spirit. Swords can either be used for good work or as weapons of destruction.
What Is Indicated When the Ten of Swords Is in An Upright Position
- This card is a bad omen as it stands for betrayal, bitterness and enemies.
- This Minor Arcana card represents ruin, failure, the severing of ties and the inability to cope with life.
- The seeker behaves like the victim. He is overdramatic and is a big attention-seeker.
Ten of Swords Personality Types in Upright Position
- The seeker is always mired in hardship.
- They always want to experience independence at the end of a project.
- They dream of being happy in the future but do nothing to actually achieve it.
- To them, any relationship is tiring because they feel they will fail.
Ten of Swords in a Reverse Position
The Ten of Swords reversed stand for improving conditions, getting over tough times and escaping from ruin. It is an attempt on the seeker’s part to try and learn from troubles. It also stands for returning from death’s door to a better life.
It can also point to one’s fears being realized and that the worst is yet to come.
What Is Indicated When the Eight of Swords Is in A Reversed Position
- The Ten of Swords card prompts powerful feelings in one.
- This card represents the end of defeat which is imminent, so one must accept that.
- After hitting rock bottom, things usually improve, but only if the individual initiates the move.
- This card gives the seeker a chance to correct any past hurt.
Ten of Swords Personality Types in a Reversed Position
- The seeker is someone who is scared of failing so he lives in constant fear.
- He plays mind games and breaks his promise often.
- By stepping back, he can face his fears and admit to his shortcomings.
- He seeks perfection in everything.
Ten of Swords in a Time-Based Position
Past: The card harks back to a period when life for the seeker was at rock bottom. Despite that, he overcame all his difficulties and moved on.
Present: Something important to the seeker has just concluded. It could be life-changing.
Future: The seeker is on the path to destruction, so he should re-examine his course of action.
Work or Education: Anything the seeker is involved in right now will end soon.
Romance: If the seeker is in a relationship, it will end anytime now.
Friends: The small tiffs the seeker has been having with his friends will blow out of proportion and this will end their friendship.
Money: The seeker should be careful with his money. He should not trust anyone with his finances.
Health: Health will be bad, in fact much worse than expected.
Spirituality and Mentality: He should break free of any existing relationships and bonds and set himself free.
Whereas this card in upright position depicts betrayal and bitterness, these experiences are overcome in the reversed position. So, this card is one of the new beginnings.