10 of wands tarot card meanings upright and reversed

10 of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – ten of rods – upright



When the 10 of wands appears in the past position in a tarot readings, the current situation is based on taking certain kind of responsabilities (take a look at the surrounding cards for the theme of the reading) that the querent took in the past.

When the 10 of wands appears in the current position, the querent is taking a big responsability at the moment. It could also be that the 10 of wands shows certain duties of the querent in their situation.

When the 10 of wands appears in the future position, there is a need for taking responsabilities. There might be coming up some events that could be a weight heavy on the shoulders of a particular person in the reading.


10 of wands love & relationship tarot readings

The 10 of wands as feelings indicates this  relationship feels like a big responsability to take. It is good to ask yourself if this is the right thing to do and if you are willing to take the responsabilities for it. When this card appears upright there is still energy and motivation.

Feelings of taking on a burden and managing tasks for others could be the case when the 10 of wands tarot card shows up in your tarot reading.

10 of wands job & career tarot readings

The 10 of wands indicates taking a lot of weight on your shoulders.
Be sure not doing the work of other people while they can do it by them self.

The job or career you are in is taking too much of you. Right now it is not a problem yet but you need to ask yourself how long you can handle this.

Ask yourself the question if it is worth it to work so hard and why are you doing it for. Make a goal or keep your goal in mind. Take responsibility for your own well-being when the 10 of wands appears in a reading.

10 of wands as outcome

  • taking responsibility for your commitment
  • heavy burden
  • overwork
  • having too much weight on your shoulders
  • being overwhelmed by activities
  • obsessions
  • one person is doing more than the other in a coöperation or relationship
  • be conscious of your reasons why you are working so hard

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10 of Wands Tarot Card Meanings – ten of rods – reversed


When the 10 of wands appears reversed it could be that the querent has no other option then to drop all the weight that was on his shoulders. We can only carry so much.

For feelings the 10 of wands reversed shows a burn-out and feelings of the need to start all over after a period of taking on too much tasks and responsabilities. Also feelings of finding a way out to your responsabilities could be the case, especially when this tarot card shows up in combination with the 7 of swords reversed or upright.

When the 10 of wands shows up reversed the energy is low and you might feel drained. There is a need to start all over again.

It is important to take your responsibilities toward you commitments. Be sure the work gets done, try to delegate the work.

10 of wands reversed as outcome

  • take your responsibility to your commitments
  • burn out
  • dropping unnecessary work
  • not getting help
  • make time for yourself
  • letting go of people in your life that create tense
  • take a break


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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

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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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