Ten of Swords Tarot Card Symbolism

Ten of Swords Tarot Card Symbolism

What is the meaning of symbols in Ten of Swords Tarot Card?

On the Tarot card of Ten of Swords, as a rule, a defeated person is depicted – ten swords pierced the body along the spine. They pour white light around the figure, dispelling the darkness. The sky is black, but it is already getting light beyond the river as a new day is approaching. This symbolizes the transition of spirit into matter, which destroys all perishable in order for the eternal to appear.

Card Symbolism

Ten Swords
They can mean thoughts: false thoughts that delay things, or correct thoughts that have just come to you.

Death by Sword Strike
May mean the violent end of something.

Nailed Man
It means that a person often nails himself through the mind, to ideas, theories, thoughts, but it is worthwhile to expand these frameworks and think wider.

Figure’s Pose
Symbolizes a warning that casualties and destruction are likely. This can mean defeating idols and rigid rules, etc.

Fingers of Right Hand
Show a ritual gesture that implies completeness. It is also a Sign of Blessing.

Red Cloak
It hints at blood, traces of which are visible on the ground. It is also a symbol of the vitality that flows in each of us, that is passed on from generation to generation. May mean attachment to the old.

Symbolizes mental anguish. Also, water can give spiritual strength to overcome problems.

Black Sky
It symbolizes gloomy prospects. It does not give hope that the situation will be resolved more or less positively. But not all hope has been lost.

Golden Sky on the Horizon
Represents new hope.

Black and Golden Sky
This sign can be viewed both from a positive point of view and from a negative one. If this is sunset, then darkness is already coming (or something bad). And if it’s a sunrise, then a new day and new opportunities are flaring up.
This contrast speaks of conflicts or serious problems that have already happened or are just coming. It can also mean a change in your point of view.

Although at first it seems that this card involves a violent death, it most likely speaks of a huge and profound loss. If you draw this card, then you may well feel that everything is lost – at work or in personal relationships. Perhaps the hate and aggression you feel from other people overwhelms you or your business plans are going nowhere. There is another explanation, which may be related to your personal relationship. Probably, some part of yourself has died and now you are opening up to something new and inspiring. The number Ten signifies completion, but symbolically death also leads to rebirth. Your lower, controlled ego must die in order for your higher self to open to spiritual awakening.

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6 thoughts on “Ten of Swords Tarot Card Symbolism”

  1. How does the symbolism of the Ten of Swords in Tarot represent endings, betrayal, and the potential for new beginnings?”

    1. The Ten of Swords in Tarot symbolizes a sense of betrayal, loss, and rock bottom. It suggests that a difficult situation has reached its lowest point, but it also signifies the potential for new beginnings and the opportunity to rise from the ashes.

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