Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords

Swords: Action, Ambition, Aggression, Force, Movement, Struggle, Strife


  • Betrayal 
  • Sadness 
  • Misfortune 
  • Failure 
  • Arguing 

Here we see the ruin of plans and projects. Disruption of home life and the possibility of war. There will be sadness in spite of riches. A series of misfortune and bad luck may lie ahead. There is an uneasy feeling that rock bottom has finally been hit. This card does not depict death, however it can signify back stabbing actions of betrayal.


  • Small Success 
  • Small Profit 
  • Courage Rising 
  • Cautious 
  • Aware 

Evil forces are being overthrown now. Your efforts are producing small successes and profit. Courage is about to swell within allowing you to rise above setbacks. The future will be brighter. Those who have trespassed against you in the past will find it more difficult to continue that type of activity. You are more guarded and aware of your situational surroundings.

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