10 of swords tarot card meanings upright and reversed

10 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – ten of knives – upright

The 10 of swords tarot card upright indicates a complete ending of something. Even though when something ends it is also time for a new start.

Something can feel like a painful failure, but was it ever ment to be? Don’t hang around in self-pity and get ready for new opportunities and ideas. Even when you can’t imagine at this moment, there are much better things to look forward to.

10 of swords love & relationship tarot reading

You could be overwhelming yourself with negative thoughts when the 10 of swords shows up. Also feelings of “why me?” could make you feel sorry for yourself. The positive thing about the 10 of swords is that the drama is mostly in your head.

If the 10 of swords shows up as feelings from someone towards you they might be afraid that this is the end of everything. This tarot shows that this person does worry too much. It could also be that can’t get over themselfs. Feelings of self-pity are overruling the person to see what is really going on.

The 10 of swords as feelings could indicate feelings of being a victim of the situation and feelings and being melodramatic. So if this cards shows up how someone sees you, they might see you as melodramatic. It could also be that they are afraid that this is the end of seeing eachother. This depends on the cards that shows up nearby this tarot card.

New beginnings are in sight when the 10 of swords shows up, but you need to keep you head up to see them. The figure is laying down on the ground, which it difficult to see the things that are happening around him.

If you feel like a victim it will be good to try change your mindset in a way that you are the one who is being strong and powerful.


10 of swords job & business tarot reading

When the 10 of swords tarot card shows up in your business tarot reading you might be worrying too much or things aren’t working out the way you would. The 10 swords shows a new beginning. If things aren’t working out, there is a new approach needed. This doesn’t mean that all is going to hell. When you are too much in your head or spend your time in fear, your creativity is just temporarily blocked. A new fresh beginning with new ideas are at the horizon when you let them in.

10 of swords as outcome

  • painful unexpected ending
  • a bad end to a bad situation
  • don’t be too sad, there is something new coming to you
  • self-pity
  • bad news
  • hitting the bottom rock
  • the worst is over
  • ending to something that was never ment to be
  • feeling vicitimized

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10 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – ten of knives – reversed


When reversed the 10 of swords tarot card can be that a situation has not ended yet. It can be that the querent is in the process of an ending or that there is fear of an ending of something (depending on the cards around).

Therefore the ten of swords can indicate that there is no ending yet and that there is a second chance.

10 of swords reversed as outcome

  • a second chance
  • a relationship is unexpectedly turning into something positive
  • wounds from te past
  • fear of an ending or being nearby an ending
  • never ending conversations
  • vicious circle of thoughts


All Major Arcana Tarot Cards


0 – The Fool 1 – The Magician 2 – The High Priestess 3 – The Empress 4 – The Emperor 5 – The Hierophant 6 – The Lovers 7 – The Chariot 8 – Strength 9 – The Hermit 10 – The Wheel of Fortune 11 – Justice 12 – The Hanged Man 13 – Death 14 – Temperance 15 – The Devil 16 – The Tower 17 – The Star 18 – The Moon 19 – The Sun 20 – Judgment 21 – The World

All Minor Arcana Tarot Cards


Suit of Wands:

Ace of Wands 2 of Wands 3 of Wands  4 of Wands 5 of Wands 6 of Wands  7 of Wands  8 of wands 9 of Wands 10 of Wands Page of Wands Queen of Wands Knight of Wands King of Wands

Suit of Cups:

Ace of Cups 2 of Cups 3 of Cups 4 of Cups 5 of Cups 6 of Cups 7 of Cups 8 of Cups 9 of Cups 10 of Cups Page of Cups Knight of Cups Queen of Cups King of Cups

Suit of Pentacles:

Ace of Pentacles 2 of Pentacles 3 of Pentacles 4 of Pentacles 5 of Pentacles 6 of Pentacles 7 of Pentacles 8 of Pentacles 9 of Pentacles 10 of Pentacles Page of Pentacles Knight of Pentacles Queen of Pentacles King of Pentacles

Suit of Swords:

Ace of Swords 2 of Swords 3 of Swords 4 of Swords 5 of Swords 6 of Swords 7 of Swords 8 of Swords 9 of Swords 10 of Swords Page of Swords Knight of Swords Queen of Swords King of Swords



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