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The Ten of Swords can be a scary card. If this one turns up in your reading, try to overlook the graphic image. Keep in mind that this card forecasts closure: the end of a particular way of thinking, the “death” of negativity, or the conclusion of a disconcerting issue in your life. The card may mean the end of worries or fears, for example, in which case it heralds happiness and relief.
The artwork of the Ten of Swords in the Rider Waite deck is disturbing. It shows a man lying on the ground and bleeding from being stabbed in the back by ten long swords. Despite this ominous image, however, the card itself has many qualities.
For example, we see calm waters and dawn breaking on the horizon. Therefore, the Ten of Swords is a card of a fresh start and of hope.
Swords in a reading often have to do with communication and decision-making. Swords also stand for consciousness, the mind, and the intellect.
Tens, meanwhile, indicate completion. Like the zero or circle at the end of the number, ten shows a cycle that is complete. So tens represent order and perfection.
When this card appears in a negative position in your reading, it may mean you’ve been badly treated. If so, it’s cautioning you to let go and move on, rather than plotting revenge. It could be saying it’s time to stop obsessing or arguing with yourself or someone else and to end the drama. The Tarot is telling you to look at your own thoughts; to evaluate the mental world you’re creating.
More frequently, however, the Ten of Swords can be a positive sign. Some kind of completion is on the horizon. So relax, let go, and enjoy the new beginning!
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In the traditional Rider Waite Deck, the Four of Wands shows a jubilant couple about to pass under a flowering arbour formed by four staffs placed in the ground. In the Merry Day Deck, the couple dance before a garlanded banqueting table, and the card is labelled “Celebration.”
Fours stand for stability: a positive, solid foundation on which you can build a great future. The suit of Wands has to do with passion and energy. In both decks the cards seem to show a marriage celebration – symbolising passion, energy, and a couple about to embark on a future together. In the Jewish religion, marriages take place under a canopy exactly like the one shown in the Rider Waite deck.
Fours also can mean that comfort, safety, and consistency are on the horizon. The Four of Wands, then, heralds the solid bonds of a fruitful and secure relationship that will last through the years.
Even if the partnership is not a romantic one, this card shows that the pairing involves harmony and productive work together, for this is sometimes called the “Teamwork” card. Two or more people have been brought together by fate to build something enduring and beneficial for all involved.
The thing being created might be a family. Or it could be a lasting gift for the community, such as a hospital, a school, or an arts centre. But it may also be something seemingly humble, such as a plumbing company that helps deliver clean, refreshing water and sanitary living conditions to the public.
So keep in mind that, as the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM.’”
Use your natural charisma and charm to attract one or more like-minded individuals – if you haven’t already! The result is bound to be a happy and productive partnership with a kindred spirit.
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In a small boat, a standing man, a seated woman and a child, their backs turned towards us, move through a body of water towards land. The man’s gaze is fixed on his destination, but the heads of the woman and child are bowed, suggesting regret or sadness. In the boat with them are six upright swords. The water ahead is calm, but the water left behind is turbulent.
This is the image of the Six of Swords in the Rider Waite tarot deck.
Sixes typically refer to your journey through life. Swords are often symbols of intense action and radical change. The Six of Swords, then, suggests you’ve recently taken action for a major change in your life – or that you need to do so. You may grieve over what you must leave behind, but this card confirms that the change is a positive life action.
In addition, you may be about to overcome and recover from the effects of depression or extreme trauma. In the card’s image, the swords stuck into the bottom of the boat are not hindering its progress, nor is the boat taking on water and sinking. Swords represent difficulties or pain, but in this case the pain or difficulties of your past will not hold you back as you now move forwards into a new stage of your life. However, be mindful that you may be carrying those past difficulties forward with you; the calm waters ahead indicate that you’ll be able to cope better with them as they take on less relevance in your future life.
This card may also mean travel in the most literal sense – moving from one place to another. Or it can signal the end of a relationship, or changes wrought by going back to school, or a new and improved ‘you’ – achieved by diet and exercise, for example. Regardless, your life is soon to take a turn for the better, if it hasn’t already done so.
So rejoice and embrace the change heralded by the Six of Swords, and be confident that moving on is an excellent option for your future.
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The perfect Tarot card for the holiday season (or any season!), the Star is a card of generosity and gift giving. In the Rider Waite deck, a beautiful naked woman kneels beside a pool. Behind her an eight-pointed star dominates the sky.
This card looks towards the future and foreshadows good things – including, perhaps, an unexpected offer of help, or a much-appreciated gift to you from a stranger or anonymous benefactor.
It also relates to inner gifts, such as your talents and abilities or your innate creativity. In addition, it represents idealism and prosperity.
A Major Arcana card, the Star is one of the calmest in the Tarot. (In the Rider Waite card the woman’s eyes are downcast and her expression is serene.) As such, it is associated with peace of mind.
When the Star is there for you, there’s no reason to be agitated or to fear shortages or insufficiencies.
However, keep in mind that the Star is otherworldly. So don’t take your hopes, creativity, idealism, and your generosity too far.
Stay grounded: note that the woman on the card has one foot on the water (on, not in, representing spirituality, as Jesus Christ is said to have walked on water), but her knee is planted firmly on the earth.
So, access your practical side in addition to your creative side. Trust in the Star, and in your own talents and abilities – but stay down-to-earth. You’ll have what you need when you need it, if you don’t become unreasonable with your resources and unrealistic in your expectations.
Finally, as a symbol of new beginnings, the Star portends the new year. Make plans (practical plans, of course) for tapping into and using your talents in new ways. This bright Star suggests it may be time for you to step into the spotlight and shine!
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