Ten of Wands Meaning
Overcommitment • Burden • Stress
The Ten of Wands is the final card of the suit of wands and so it embodies the usual characteristics of the wand cards which are passion, creativity, energy, and ambition. The Ten of Wands appears in readings where the querent has gotten much of what they were striving for. However, although these projects may have begun with energy and drive, this card suggests that bureaucracy and process have been weighing you down as of late.
You’ve lost sound of the “music” that was driving you before. Whether it’s actual music, a desire to help people, or a need for self-expression, you no longer have sight of your original mission. You might just be going through the motions and getting through the day.
Maybe you feel like you are doing a lot of work that is not being appreciated. This card warns of being overcommitted while not expressing the passion you have inside you.
Ten of Wands Reversed
Struggle • Avoidance • Lack of Vision
The Ten of Wands reversed may appear when you have been struggling. Because you don’t remember or can no longer relate to why you said yes to these commitments, your days feel full but anxious and unfulfilling. This card reversed can suggest that you seek outside help and do your best to refocus your energy towards a singular purpose.
In some cases, the Ten of Wands reversed shows up when you have been avoiding your work, such as letting your emails pile up. Unfortunately, this card will warn you that you can’t wish your to-do list away. Stop saying yes to new things and look for a straight path you can step on.