Ten of Swords

Have you hit your limit? The Ten of Swords is about being 150% done with a situation or a person. Looking for the Ten of Swords Reversed? Scroll down.


We see a man lying on the ground, near a lake. He has literally been stabbed in the back. Blood pools around his body and above him, there is an ominous black sky.

Ten of Swords: Yes or No

This is definitely a “no.” No way. Nuh uh. Ain’t gonna happen. Sorry.

Ten of Swords: Meaning

You might literally feel as though someone has stabbed you in the back. You feel hopeless, helpless, and you’re at the end of your rope. This is your low point. You’ve hit it. Has someone taken advantage of you or a person you love? Do you feel you can’t trust others?

This might be a low point in your life. You could’ve lost your job, your house, your marriage, your children, etc. The good news is, there’s nowhere to go from here, but up. Learn what you can from this situation and move on to bigger and better things. Try not to make the same mistakes again.

Also, do a gut check. Are things really that bad? Maybe you don’t have perspective. You could be making a mountain out of a molehill. If you are, don’t get dragged down by the drama. Try to see the positives in this situation.

Ten of Swords Reversed
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Ten of Swords Reversed

When you’ve receive this card, you’ve turned the corner on a bad situation. You’ve finally made progress and don’t have to worry anymore. The worst is behind you, so focus on the future. Your life might be in ruins right now, but there’s no where to go but up from here.

Don’t dwell on the past, It won’t come back to haunt you. You’ve made changes and corrected the problems. This is a second chance to get things right, so take advantage of the opportunity. Don’t let past mistakes and failures hold you back.

You might feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders. You might have been burdened psychologically, mired in worry. And now you get a chance to reset. Take advantage of the down time. Don’t move forward until you are ready to fire on all cylinders.

Ten of Swords Love

This is the low point in your relationship, if you have a partner. You might feel betrayed by the person you love. Now, you have a decision to make. Do you want to walk away? Will you stay and work on this partnership?

When it comes to feelings, this card is usually means the relationship is over. You feel as if you’ve reached the point of no return.

If you are single, this might not be the best time to start a relationship.  A romance might seem like a bright and shiny distraction from your problems, but it could make them worse.


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