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Ten of Wands Universal Rider Waite

Ten of Wands


Lord of Oppression


Season: Winter

Dates: December 13-December 21

Astrological Correspondence: Saturn in Sagittarius





Ten of Wands Description and Symbolism


A working class man is walking, hunchbacked, with an overbearing amount of wands. The wands look fertile and ripe as they all have the same amount of uniformed green leaves. It looks like the culmination of the Suit of Wands has finally reached the harvest period, which should be a good thing, except this man looks as if his back is about to break. Small hunches appear to form from too much manual labor.


His home in the background looks beautiful and spacious. Even though the work is back breaking, he does see the materialistic benefits denoted by his large house, many fields and his green and fertile landscape. But to what avail?


Ten of Wands Interpretation and Divination


The Ten of Wands is the card of single mothers, overworked employees and tremendous effort. You may be in the position of helping an ailing relative full time and the responsibility of it is creating a lot of drain and strain in your own life.


The Ten of Wands forewarnings that you have a lot of responsibilities and burdens. You struggle to finish, but you will get it done.


The Ten of Wands can indicate a physical move. There maybe heavy boxes and furniture that you move without help. It is usually a short, residential move (not a move overseas). You will feel relieved and very satisfied when all the boxes and furniture are moved over to your new place. Of course, then you will have to unpack and reorganize everything. Moving is burdensome.


Ten of Wands in Love


The Ten of Wands in love may indicate that one partner is putting in all the work, while the other partner sits back and reaps the rewards. Depending on the situation, this could go either way. If your partner is recuperating from a surgery, the Ten of Wands can indicate that you are taking care of them full time. If the Ten of Wands is a theme in your relationship, this relationship is bound to break at some point.


Ten of Wands as Feelings


If you are asking how someone feels about you or a situation, the Ten of Wands can suggest that they feel the weight of the world on their shoulders when they think about you. They are feeling burdened by emotions and feelings that they can't get rid of.


Ten of Wands in Career


The Ten of Wands can indicate that your financial situation is strained and you put in a lot of effort for a little payout. Minimum wage jobs are indicated, especially jobs in manual labor industry, restaurant staff, and farming.


Ten of Wands on a Mundane Level


Any type of manual labor such as fence building, construction, gardening, and lifting heavy objects are indicated by the Ten of Wands.


When the Ten of Wands appears in your reading, be careful when lifting heavy objects. Something may look lighter than it is.


Ten of Wands Professions


Tradesman. Crafter. Art Festival. Farmer. Mover. Waiter. Builder. Construction Worker. Manuel Laborer. Obrero.


Ten of Wands Reversed


The Ten of Wands Reversed can signal a time that is so insurmountable that you feel like you can never escape. You maybe so overburdened and taxed that you just give up and walk away.



Ten of Wands Card Combinations


Ten of Wands and Empress

  • Doing anything and everything under the sun, probably at home

       and in the garden.

  • In a relationship reading this could indicate that one

       partner caters to the other indefinitely. They do

       everything for the person and there is nothing they wouldn't do.


Ten of Wands and Justice

  • A need to balance out all the backbreaking or

      exhausting workload.


Ten of Wands and Ace of Wands

  • Having all the potential to get the work done, but feeling

       overwhelmed because you do it all on your own.

  • Single parent without any help, but the drive, determination and

       fire to finish it on her/his own.


Ten of Wands and Nine of Swords

  • You are not happy at work and you have no one but yourself to

       blame (which you do a lot).

  • It's a nightmare trying to do all the work yourself, but you do it

       anyway and then cry about it after.


Ten of Wands and Ten of Swords

  • Ending something that causes great spiritual and emotional depravity.


Ten of Wands and Page of Swords

  • Being defensive all the time can be a burden


Ten of Wands and Two of Cups

  • He (or she) does all the work in that relationship
  • One sided partnerships


Ten of Wands and Five of Cups

  • A regretful burden.
  • Moving something heavy only to have it broken.


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