Ten OF Swords DETAILED MEANINGInevitability
My 10 of Swords card shows a colourful dawn breaking through an electric sky. A mountainous horizon is seperated from the shore by still, glass like water. The tenth sword pierces a diary page, indicating release from circumstance. As the tip of the sword pierces the earth blood emerges as if from a fresh wound.
Clearly not a jolly card, the Ten of Swords smacks of inevitability, of the need to make a clean break. Though very dark the dawn indicates a new beginning awaits after a major decision has been made to alleviate a troublesome period. Great uneasiness has been experienced before the ten appears, we are now resigned to a painful, though fresh start. We accept our lot as it really is, no longer view situations through rose tinted glasses & make our choice with conviction. There is certainly need for a clear outlook, the need to finally let go of an aspect of our lives, or even an element of our personality. Often when this card appears in the reading of a seeker, I know that they are not as yet resolved to how their lives are to develop. They may not know that their life will go through a complete transition. If this card appears I tread carefully as often unexpected changes to the questioner's life & even relationships are just beyond their comprehension. Though these changes may not always mean the end of a relationship, a significant shift is always indicated. This requires a completely new outlook, the seeker has to accept that they will need to be strong to forge the new dawn to their advantage. The Ten of Swords in a love and relationship reading may not seem initially a good card !, surprisingly I have seen it many times symbolise that both partners accept that the relationship can not carry on in it's present form & a new fresh bond emerges like the phoenix from the ashes... The Ten of Swords - A fresh start is necessary , are you strong enough ? A new beginning awaits.
Alchemical Element : Air