Ten crows swoop down to the grim lands below, talons latching onto cloth. With strong gusts from their wings, they take to the sky; a woman following in their path. She seems resurrected, as if these birds are taking her off to a better place or simply uplifting her soul. This is the Ten of Swords, a card of loss, betrayal, hurt and defeat. Yet there is something very beautiful about the hidden message this card. If you’re down and feel like you have nothing left, the only way out is up!
The Ten of Swords typically appears when we have suffered a loss of some sort. Perhaps a friend has betrayed us recently, we lost an opportunity at work that we have been trying so hard to get or maybe we have simply failed at completing a goal. Whatever it is for you, some of of are definitely hurting at this time. We need a savior, someone or something to take us away and life our spirits up. The Ten of Swords tells us that there is hope and it can happen if we allow it. In the card above, the woman is being carried away from her grim reality. The moon signifies that glimmer of hope that everything will be okay and her body fills with radiance as she is taken over the moon. That is us. That is where we can be if we put our minds to it. Don’t allow this rut to take you over. Do something about it. Do whatever makes you feel completely uplifted. Tell yourself that you can make it out of this and everything will be okay. Repeat those words until you feel yourself begin to smile. That’s when you have truly felt your savior.
Until next time!
Deck Used: Shadowscapes Tarot (Amazon Link)