#TarotTuesday – Ten of Wands

Welcome to another Tarot Tuesday!

If you are just joining me, let me explain the inspiration to begin these posts. In Texas, and all across the country, Taco Tuesday is a popular day when Tacos are usually 99 cents. So, I had the inspiration, or Angel nudge as I like to think of it, to create a Tarot Tuesday. Each Tuesday I will post a different Tarot card and give its meaning. I pray and ask for the right card that will bring a universal message.

I created a short video to demonstrate how I pull the card for the posts. If you’re interested, here’s a LINK.

I was hoping for a lighter card this week, but the cards can only tell us the truth. So today, I’ll talk about the Ten of Wands.

The keywords to this card are: Burden, extra responsibility, hard work, and completion.

The Ten of Wands shows a man carrying a large bundle of sticks toward a small town only a short distance away. His back is bent and he appears to be weighed down by the heavy load he is carrying, but he knows he is almost at his destination and will soon be able to release the heavy weight he is bearing.

The Ten of Wands notes that you are taking on an extra burden, a heavier workload, or greater responsibility. Even though it is weighing you down and making things tougher for you, you understand it is only temporary, so you are willing to put in the hard work now to accomplish your goal and reap the rewards later. 

Sometimes, the Ten of Wands appears when you are unconsciously taking on extra responsibility and finding yourself feeling weighed down, exhausted and burnt out. You may try to do everything at once, even though you know it is adding extra pressure to your daily life. The Ten of Wands asks you to stop and examine your current lifestyle or work. Assess which activities or tasks are urgent or important, particularly concerning your broader goals. 

The good news is that the Tens in Tarot represent the completion of a cycle, and with the Ten of Wands, the end is in sight! You have been pushing yourself to your limits and working very hard to achieve your goal. Sure, you might collapse in a heap of exhaustion when you get there, but you know it will be all worth it and well earned!

The Ten of Wands can also show that even with the achievement of your goal, some significant responsibilities and commitments come with it. When you reach a point of completion, you become starkly aware that you must now carry on with the duties you have laid out for yourself, to ensure ongoing success. The trouble is, however, that these responsibilities may become too much to bear and you are struggling to let go. It is like the business owner who creates a flourishing business but is unprepared to delegate some of his or her responsibilities to the staff and ends up working seventy to eighty hours a week. The inspiration and creativity that came with the initial goal or vision disappear and everything becomes hard work all too quickly. Thus, it is essential to let go of or delegate some of your responsibilities to free you up to still enjoy life.

Well, there you have it. This card is very personal to me and my current situation in life. If you follow my blog, you know I took the #NaNoWriMo challenge at the first of the month. Then life happened. For four days, I took care of my three grandboys and two dogs while my daughter was out of town on a work trip. So, you can well imagine I didn’t get a lot of writing done. Then, my younger daughter asked me to watch the two grandgirls so she and her husband could take a three-day anniversary trip. Of course, I didn’t say no. I do a lot for my kids, but they do a lot for me. And, they pay me when I help out. So, has my workload become too much to carry? Yep! Of my own doing, of course. 🙂 But, the good news with this card is that I an going to complete some part of my goal. The exciting part is that I returned to the story after letting it lay for over a year. And, the way I look at it is any word count is good. Right? Okay, tell me how this card resonates with you.

Thank you for joining me! See you next Tuesday for another inspiring message from the Universe via the Tarot Cards!

As always, I use the Rider-Waite Radiance deck and BiddyTarot.com for interpretations.

24 thoughts on “#TarotTuesday – Ten of Wands

  1. Wow, this sure pertains to me and my situation. I’ve spent two weeks getting ready to move and am finally here but now to unpack and make this a home. I’m totally and utterly exhausted. But, this card means that big rewards are coming if I just hold out a bit longer and so I will. Love you, sister.

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    1. Exactly, sister! The end is in sight and I know it has been a HUGE struggle to do everything you had to do for this move. But, now you are there and the rewards are on the way!! Thank you for stopping by. I love you!


  2. I’m the same as you, if help is needed with the grandkids, I’m there. I had that this last weekend. I laughed when I saw this card, Jan. Signing up for NaNo with all kinds of other things going on I wonder how I’m going to accomplish it. It’s going to be an interesting month and I’m determined to keep going. I see this card as encouraging. I know we will both arrive, perhaps exhausted but triumphant:)

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    1. Lol, Denise! I love it when we realize that we are really all in the same boat. 🙂 You are right. It is going to be an interesting month, but I also see the card as encouraging. I always try to find the positive and I found it in these words, “The good news is that the Tens in Tarot represent the completion of a cycle, and with the Ten of Wands, the end is in sight!” The light at the end of the tunnel! Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. Hang in there! Hugs!

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  3. Hi.
    For the past two weeks your readings have hit the mark in my life.
    Today is no different. I’ve a huge project going on in my business, I’ve got bills that are down to the wire needing paid and at the moment no sign of how on earth that’s going to take place, an elderly retired guide dog and a new guide dog soon on the way.
    Can we say stressed?
    This card sent a loud chime through my head. Like a gong saying, “Yeah, that’s you!
    thanks for your awesome readings. I study the Tarot, use that same deck and website.
    I’ve a Braille deck and it is wonderful to hold the cards in my hand.

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    1. Wow, Patty! That’s wonderful that the readings have hit so close to home for you. I always trust that I will be given the right card and it always is. But, as you said in your reblog, the card doesn’t necessarily mean negativity, but an ending to a hard task! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment and for the reblog!


      1. Hi Jan.

        You’re most welcome.

        What’s more I’ve just begun this day to see light at the end of the tunnel and I do not think it is a train.

        It’s not at all what I expected and it’s gonna get a bit rocky before it totally smooths out but I do see solutions.

        I too always ask to be given correct cards when I draw and when I do readings for others. I’ve been amazed at how this power of divination has developed over the last few months.

        Thanks again.

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    1. Absolutely, Gwen! The pressure is off. I will write as much and as often as I can, but I’m not stressing over it! If writing can’t be fun, I don’t want to do it!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs!


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