Ten of Swords

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

This path you were on ends here 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 your mind is 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.

Take ten deep, calm breaths and feel those mind swords detach from your aura.

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.”

Ten of Swords Prayer

Dear Mother-Father God (or whichever higher power you acknowledge), 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. So mote it be!

Correspondences for the 10 of Swords

Zodiac Sign: Gemini (third decan)

Planet: Sun

Archangel: Michael (ruler of the Sun)

Gemstone: Citrine

Scent: Frankincense

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.

It’s always darkest before dawn. Things are really at an all-time low now and there is no denying it…

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.

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.

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. 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 your flame before the first rays of the sun make it over the horizon.

*Love yourself, love yourself, love yourself.*

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.