Sunday, October 7, 2012

Looking Deeper at the 10 of Swords (OUCH!)

Card of the Week:

10 of Swords

 Key Words: Enlightenment, turning point, feeling back-stabbed, martyrdom, exaggerated self pity, feeling life is against you, playing the victim and cutting through the illusion.

OUCH! This particular 10 is an alarming card to draw in a layout, but it isn't quite as bad as it looks. There are many interpretations of the 10 of Swords, because it is one of the most powerful and complex cards in the deck. So lets take a deeper look to gain a better understanding of this seemingly sad... almost painful card.

One of the best and nicest things I can say right off the bat about this guy is that like all tens, this card  indicates the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one. It may not sound like much, but it is powerful and here's why:

Before you can embark on this new journey or new beginning, you must liberate yourself from old patterns of behavior that no longer serve you, drop all of your emotional baggage and say good- bye to the old you. This is the time to finally rid your life of all of that unnecessary clutter. Things feel bad right now...we have all been there, but if you look at the message in this card as one of enlightenment, you then put yourself in a position of running your own show. You can get to a place of regaining your authority on YOU. Grab a broom...sweep the crap out of all of your corners and put your stuff and the stuff that you have let others leave behind into a dustpan and discard... once and for all.

Sometimes we all have to accept our illusions for what they are. But even the act of being disillusioned can only lead to a new self awareness. This is the time to look forward and to finally put the past behind you. It is often at the point of descending into the depths that you must realize that the only way out... is up.

The final message of the 10 of Swords is simple: It sucks right now, but you are almost through it. Tens signify completion and the cycle end...this card does in fact indicate a turn for the better. Hang in there!

Big Love and Bright Light!


1 comment:

  1. I totally agree with shannon's interpretation of the ten of swords-we all carry illusions which must be vanquished in order for us to grow. She is a perfect combination of insightful and compassionate in her reading of the card.