Ten Of Wands – Witches Tarot Deck
I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot
- Upright keywords: Many commitments, do not have enough time, feeling overwhelmed and carrying too much burden, you need to pick up and choose between what needs to be put aside and what is important?
- Reversed keywords: Mentally overwhelmed, physically exhausted, oppression, burdens can bring you down.
II. Meaning of the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot
On the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot, there is an old man who is leaving us and walking down the dirt road towards the castle. He is carrying a bundle of ten hawthorn wands on his left shoulder. The old man hunches a little as if his burden is too heavy for him. He wears a stylish traveling metallic-orange cloak with a knotted dragon pattern on the back which is a creature of the fire element. His face is obscured, but his head seems to be turned toward the castle which is his ultimate goal. The castle, traditionally, represents the reward that awaits you after completing your quest for knowledge and progress. But we should ask ourselves, will he go the rest of the way with that burden? The blue sky and beautiful clouds show that the environment has nothing to do with his predicament. He chooses to carry this burden himself.
III. Message of the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot
When the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot appears in a spread, it is a warning that you have received too much at the time. Routine chores and activities have become too weighty for you. While you may enjoy taking on multiple roles and leading an active social life, you are currently feeling oppressed by demands from work, family, and/or union members. The ten hawthorn wands in this special card signify that having too many things is not a good thing. While your intentions may be lofty, there is an excess of creative energy and you are being pulled into too many directions. You will need to let go of something. Put down a few wands to accomplish tasks and goals with grace. Learn to delegate in the world of business, your personal life, and groups or you will have trouble successfully accomplishing your goals.
The ten heavy wands are lined up so close together in front of him that he cannot even see the way. There is nothing else in this man but his burden and responsibility. That should be a reality of today! We embrace too many things and try to do everything we want. We think that if we can hold on till the weekend (or a holiday or the end of a course), then we can finally get some rest. However, when the weekend comes and the vacation is over, the workload is still there.
In a Tarot spread, the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot can be a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. If your day is an endless cycle filled with tasks and chores, then you need to put them aside for the sake of your health and happiness. Cut back and only do things that bring you joy. If you are a workaholic no matter how difficult your job is, you can reduce your workload by focusing on just one area. Balance your life with other passions.
The Ten of Wands Witches Tarot can also refer to times when you have to shoulder a greater responsibility. You may be reprimanded or blamed. On the other hand, you may be in a situation where you have to take over the responsibility because you are the only one capable of being in charge. Whether you do it right or wrong, you will still be the one to deal with the final results/consequences.
The Ten of Wands Witches Tarot implies that your life will become more difficult than usual for a period of time. You will have to “fight” hard to reap every small success. Every step you take will feel like a struggle. When you see this card, be generous with yourself. Lighten your load whenever possible and let others help you. You don’t have to deal with everything yourself.
IV. The Ten of Wands Witches in a Tarot spread
In traditional Tarot, the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot depicts a man holding ten wooden wands and walking. In fact, he almost swoops forward to keep those ten wands from falling. Although there are not many other images depicted on this card, its symbolism is very strong. The Ten of Wands represents burdens and things that start with good ideas, projects, and plans. Often it appears to those who have a lot of work to do and are now feeling stuck or someone who has invested a lot of time in a relationship without any change. Whatever your personal circumstances, you have already started to feel like everything is falling apart. The good news is that the burdens you are carrying are not the end of things. The Ten of Wands Witches Tarot wants you to pay attention to your choices to give you a chance to fix your mistakes. It is not so much an unlimited burden, but often it scares people more than it actually does.
When the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot appears, you may feel as if you are carrying a significant load. You may need to look closely to see if there is a way you can relieve this burden both literally and figuratively. If you look carefully, you will notice that part of the burden you are carrying emotionally actually belongs to someone else. The important thing now is to think for yourself first. Don’t try too hard. Sometimes the Ten of Wands implies that you are too successful. It would be better if you narrow down the scope of what you are doing. You are probably tired from multitasking, both in your personal and professional life. Therefore, you need to stop and rest. Make yourself a priority.
When paired with the Fool, the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot means that what you think is difficult turns out to be very easy to deal with. The current situation does not affect your life as much as you think it does. In the end, you will find those things so tiny and you can laugh them off. When the Wheel of the Year appears, it removes many of the negative aspects associated with the Ten of Wands. This combination confirms that you have a vision and know that what is coming your way is the result of your current actions.
In terms of work, your workload may be too heavy right now to the point of being unrealistic. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or ask questions. If your supervisor or coworker makes a new request which is over your limit, ask them what you can or cannot cut down to manage it? If you are looking for a new job position, do not be discouraged. Keep trying, and you won’t fail.
In terms of love, the appearance of the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot often signifies a difficult time in your relationship. This difficulty may stem from the fact that your partner is going through a terrible state that desperately requires your support. It also implies that there is something in your relationship that is currently in need of consideration, recognition, and re-examination. Neither of you will benefit from pretending that there is no trouble going on. If you are still struggling to find your significant other, don’t be discouraged. This time will eventually come, but maybe you have to stop your search and simply allow yourself to relax and wait for the love signal.
In terms of finance, perhaps you are feeling too pressured and stressed about money when this card appears. It is best to consider your situation calmly and make a plan. A wise person will always expect the best but plan for the worst. You should do both of these things right away. Avoiding problems won’t make them go away. Be flexible in your problem-solving. Also, don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.
In terms of health, stress can take a toll on your body, but there are many ways you can deal with it. Keep a calm mind and make sure you get enough rest and sleep. Followingly, consider a nutritional supplement if you find it necessary as stress is partly caused by your body’s lack of vitamins. If fatigue and insomnia and physical problems persist, seek treatment. Even if you don’t have a lot of money and no health insurance, you have plenty of help there.
In terms of spirituality, don’t be afraid to call for help if you feel you need it. However, you should also learn to stop when you need to. Know when to free yourself from your responsibilities. Taking good care of yourself, by all means, is especially notable at this time.
When the Ten of Wands Witches Tarot appears in reverse, you should be completely honest with yourself and with everyone around you. Deception is not beneficial. If you feel that someone important to you is cheating on you, that is probably right. However, be sure before you criticize others. Sometimes, it is not always necessary to do so. You may be feeling exhausted, dealing with procrastination, and feel like you are falling into a deep hole of stress. These are not sensations that you need to experience. You can completely fix it just by taking a little rest. Even taking a few hours off to relax and de-stress can be very beneficial. Find and make friends with optimistic people.