10 of Swords Angelic Tarot Card Meanings

10 of Swords Angelic Tarot Card Meanings

This path you were on ends here when the 10 of Swords (Sun in Gemini) shows up. And if it looks a bit like rock bottom you are not far off the truth. You let your ego-mind get the better of you and got yourself all tied into knots. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way!

For every problem, there is a solution and often the solution is to simply turn your back on your past. Why spend your precious life force energy on that which has been and is no more? If your problem lies in the future, it does not exist either. You have now which means you have all the limitless potential of eternity. You have your connection to Source and the help of all the Angels–All you have to do is ask!

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10 of Swords from the Frideborg Tarot

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.”
~ Napoléon Bonaparte

So take ten deep, calming breaths and feel those mind swords detach from your etheric body now.

Ask Archangel Camael to grant you courage if your past actions have left you in a sticky situation. It’s what you do now that matters! Trust divine guidance each step of the way and keep putting one foot in front of the other. The only way is up!

Ask Archangel Uriel for clarity of thought and Archangel Michael to keep you safe from negativity (your own and that of others).

Affirmation: “I release myself from the past and future. I relax deeply right now, safe in the arms of the angels.”

10 of Swords Prayer

10 of Swords Tarot Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God, grant me wisdom and courage to overcome my own fear and ignorance today. I know that worries and regret lead nowhere, so help me lift my eyes and start afresh, for the Highest Good. Amen and so it is!

Correspondences for the 10 of Swords

Zodiac Sign: Gemini (third decan)

Planet: Sun

Archangel: Raphael, ruler of the Element of Air

Gemstone: Citrine, tourmaline, tektite

Essential oils: Frankincense, lavender, chamomile

The 10 of Swords in Love and Relationships

Ouch! You don’t want to see this card in any type of reading. Just looking at it hurts. This is a card of unavoidable but necessary suffering.

Remember, it’s always darkest before dawn. Things are really at an all-time low now so there is no point in denying it.

Beware of self-fulfilling prophecies

Paranoia about your other half could be indicated but your suspicions may be founded in reality too. You are finding out things you really hoped would never happen or your darkest expectations are coming true. It is possible that some of the things now materialising in your love life are self-fulfilling prophecies woven from a negative mindset.

The good news with this card is that there is no way but up. If it doesn’t mean the end of a relationship (which it often does), it does mean the end of something that had to die – hopefully a dysfunctional communication model. If you come out on the other side you have a very real chance of making a go of it.

This energy is different to the 10 of Wands because it indicates that you have really analysed the problem at hand… Unfortunately, your analysis has rendered you powerless to effect change. You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.

Single and looking

In a single person’s reading, the 10 of Swords could indicate despair about ever finding the one. You could be looking to compensate for a lack of self-love through your relationships (coming across as needy) or you could simply be really unlucky in love. Either way, things are actually about to change for the better and the sooner you can let go of your need to be loved, the sooner love will come to you.


Sexually, this card indicates pain as a path to pleasure. But please be careful when playing with sharp objects or melted candle wax. Also, beware of divorcing your heart from involvement in sensual pleasures. You could be on a path to perdition that extinguishes the flame of love in your heart before the first rays of the sun make it over the horizon. Strive to understand your motives for exploring this path.

*Love yourself, love yourself, love yourself.*

The light of a new dawn

A reversal indicates that you can now see those first rays and perhaps even feel them warming your skin. Breathe deep. It’s finally over. Your relationship is safe. You survived the divorce. Your faith in the opposite sex and love itself has been restored.

The Marseille Tarot image in this post is from the CBD Tarot by Yoav Ben-Dov.

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