The Ten of Swords Tarot Guide – Upright & Reversed


The Ten of Swords Meaning

The Ten of Swords appearing in a reading is not a good omen. This suit’s number ten reflects being backstabbed, hitting rock bottom, and witnessing disappointment and betrayal. It can foretell a nervous breakdown and failure to deal with life’s circumstances.

While these are not positive consequences, worrying constantly is not the solution. The imminent crisis will only be temporary, and you have the resilience you need to survive the hurricane. It will be challenging, but not impossible, and you will succeed!

  • Element: Air
  • Astrological Sign: Gemini
  • Planet: Mars
  • Date: 11th June to 20th July
  • Ten of Swords yes or no: No
  • 10 of Swords Tarot Upright: Mental breakdown, betrayal, enemies, failure, financial ruin
  • 10 of Swords Reversed: Persevering, rising above enemies, building something new, finding new ways to cope

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Ten of Swords Tarot Cards Upright

The Ten of Swords represents a difficult yet unavoidable conclusion. For e.g., a partnership may end abruptly, the employment may be terminated, or a contract may be breached. It’s as if this ending came out of nowhere and rocked life.

You never expected it to happen, but it has, piercing to the heart and making you feel as if the universe has crumbled around you. You’re mourning the anguish of this devastating tragedy and worrying whether you’ll ever marry, find work, or trust again.

The good news is that the Ten of Swords signifies the conclusion of your suffering – no more agony will come from that source. The hour is darkest before sunrise, and you must feel the full force of what has occurred before you can step on and begin again. Is it going to be simple? No, it does not. Will this ordeal, though, continue forever? No, it does not.


Ten of Swords Reversed

The reverse of the Ten of Swords means that you resist an unavoidable shift or ending, and you are not prepared to face what is happening. However, the more you hesitate, the more this condition can last, so it’s time to take off the bandage (however traumatic it may be) and get this over with so you can start again.

Trust that all happens for a cause! Even though it’s tough to grasp what’s going on, remember that it’s all contributing to your personal development and growth in the long run. Finally, the Ten of Swords flipped can be viewed as a welcome indication that the suffering and sorrow you’ve been enduring is coming to an end.

When turned upside down, the blades in the man’s back seem to be coming out, freeing him from the agony and hurt he has been experiencing.


Ten of Swords as Feelings

Talking about ten of swords love, your partner is considering ending the engagement because nothing new is coming from it. They don’t see a promising future with this relationship. Perhaps they do not think you are compatible.

If you are reading on a future partner’s thoughts, the Ten of Swords can indicate that they are not currently focusing on a partnership. Other aspects of their life are not going well, and they do not have the patience or resources to commit to you.

Overall, the Ten of Swords, the 10th Minor Arcana card in the suit of Swords, is a shocking draw that depicts death, defeat, and rebirth. Although it can be scary in a reading, bear in mind that endings, even though they are unpredictable, carry them with hope and new possibilities.