10 of Wands – 10 de Baton | Tarot de Marseille
I. The upright meaning of 10 De Baton
After completing his cycle, Wand divided into two, opening the space for a white axis. In the later stages, the next factor will be the Ace of Swords. It can symbolize the angel’s eyes looking at sex; energy that is no longer circulating inside or outside but crystallizes like a bisexual diamond and becomes a pure soul. People are no longer in sexual or creative scope and have turned to other concerns, for example, an artist who has become a teacher who finds out his gift as a physician.
In the Marseille tarot, 10 represents the completion of a cycle. Therefore, with 10 De Baton, you reach the end of a cycle after a long period of struggling. You finally reaped the rewards after investing a lot of hard work and effort. You have been creative, you have achieved a dream or a major goal, and you must now manage the consequences of that accomplishment. However, this card means that the fulfillment of your ambition will come with great responsibility and binding obligations.
Although you have reached the completion point, you are increasingly aware that you must assume the responsibilities you have set to success. Finally, the problem is that these obligations can be too heavy in the long run, and you might have trouble getting rid of them. It is a bit like the entrepreneur who creates a thriving society without willing to delegate some of his responsibilities and then ends up working 70 to 80 hours a week. The creativity of the beginning disappears quickly, and everything becomes difficult. That is why it is extremely important to assign or divide some of your tasks in order to free yourself to enjoy some essential moments of rest.
10 De Baton reminds us of all the things we take up unnecessarily in our lives and all the absurd tasks we impose on ourselves. We are all overloading. Thus, this card advises you to take a break and rethink your lifestyle or your current job. You should evaluate what activities or tasks are really urgent or really important, especially in relation to your goals as a whole. You may need to use different methods of time management or prioritization to determine how to improve your efficiency. Your goal should be better productivity, which helps you to get some rest and relaxation when you need it.
This card can also mean that you feel asphyxiated by external pressures. You have too much work, overworked, overstimulated, and fed up. In the last effort, you have been accepted additional responsibilities and activities but eventually submerged. You have to stop working so hard.
II. The reversed meaning of 10 De Baton
Negative aspects of this card include bitter suffering, unrealistic life, lack of belief in life, painful surrender to power due to loss of energy or failure.
10 De Baton reflects that you are putting a burden on your shoulders. In reverse, it means you know how to relieve yourself of this major load when tired. If you feel that you are drowning under the weight of the current situation, consider the different ways to lighten the load. Can you delegate certain tasks and responsibilities? Are you worried about issues that do not concern you or that you ultimately have no influence on? Do not become a martyr and take on more things beyond your capabilities.
If you are going through a difficult time, then this reversed card indicates that this cycle will end soon, and you will feel much less weight on your shoulders. You may already actively recognizing unnecessary activities in your life and are starting to get rid of those. You can sell your old clothes and furniture in order to reduce the burden and simplify your life. Sometimes, 10 De Baton in reverse also means that you are fleeing responsibilities and overwhelming those who are suffering the consequences.