Pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation, extreme unhappiness, depression,  loss, suffering, devastation, bad luck, problems, anxieties, betrayal, grief, distress, self-pity, karmic lessons, endings.



64 / 10 / 1


15th to the 21st of November

10th to the 22nd of June

Ephedra is a diaphoretic, a stimulant and an anti-rheumatic and an emmenagogue. It is used for all upper-respiratory afflictions and also for acute rheumatic problems.

The Ten of Swords indicates the result of all forces – both positive and negative, and tells of an old cycle coming to completion and a new cycle about to begin. It also tells of transition and individuality with purpose.

The Ten of Swords is a card of change fortunes and within those changes it asks that you show compassion to those less fortunate.

The X of Swords reflects the necessity for a clean break or finishing with a troublesome or tiresome issue, situation or relationship. Sometimes such endings come through viewing the situation clearly and without illusion. The dawning of clear perception makes endings less painful than they may be otherwise.

In its association with the number 64 / 10 / 1, the 10 of Swords tells of prominence and inheritance, leadership, new beginnings and independence. The number 64 / 10 / 1 is a magnetic vibration which draws joy and affection. It is also the number of group fellowship and perseverance to finish a chosen task.


The number 10  = 1, and 1s in a reading indicate new beginnings, changes and implies that there is a focus on failure and destruction.

The X of Swords tells of a painful end to a difficult situation, and implies that a karmic or life lesson has been learned.

The presence of the 10 of Swords in a reading suggests that the destructive situation you are involved in has reached a climax, and in the near future you will be able to think more clearly.

You are to look carefully at the other cards in the spread to get an impression of which area of your life will be affected by the Ten of Swords. It is important to stay strong as the X of Swords represents the end of a negative situation and the beginning of change.

The X of Swords may imply that a difficult time is upon you at the present time. There may be a sense of loss, hopelessness and sorrow.

It may be indicating that plans have been unsuccessful and dreams shattered with the collapse of a project which is difficult to accept.

X of Swords may be indicating that a legal issue or situation may come to the fore to be dealt with. Make sure your case is a strong one, and be prepared to have your facts straight.

Career-wise, the Ten of Swords may be implying that a job and/or social position may be in jeopardy. It may even suggest a separation or a severance of ties with a relationship.

The Ten of Swords appearing in a spread may be telling of travel either over or by water. Check the messages of the cards around it.

The Ten of Swords can be a warning about someone who wants control over another for their own gain. They have be insecure within themselves and feel the need to possess or control another in an effort to appease the ego.

The 10 of Swords appearing in a reading may be warning you to take the utmost caution when undertaking any new venture at this time, particularly if you will be dealing with people who you do not know well (or at all). This leads to feelings of distrust and suspicion. These feelings within you may be warranted, so look closely at all avenues and from all angles, and only proceed if you feel it is the right thing to do for you.

The X of Swords may be telling of the conclusion of something that has caused a great deal of pain and anguish in the near past. Whether it be in a relationship or business situation, the 10 of Swords implies that crisis point has been reached, and things will now be resolved and things will now improve all round.

The 10 of Swords tells that present circumstances may be making you feel depressed, confused or unhappy.

The Ten of Swords may be foretelling of a long trip or journey to come.

Appearing in a reading, the X of Swords could be depicting a trap or an ‘ambush-like situation and tells of unexpected negative occurrences.

The Ten of Swords may be implying that a legal issue looms large.

Next to

When the 10 of Swords appears next to The Emperor in a reading, it is implying that it is difficult to understand and comprehend how and why things happened and turned out as they have.

Next to The HERMIT:
The Ten of Swords appearing next to The Hermit in a spread it indicates that a great deal of thorough examination and consideration is needed prior to taking on future activities and plans. There is a need for deep thought and contemplation, and it is a message to consider all future activities before taking any action.

With Three 5s:
When the Ten of Swords appears with three 5s in a spread it foretells of sudden and unexpected changes. It tells that you are in a cycle of sudden and unexpected change. The message is to avoid making form decisions and plans until things are more settled. It is imperative that you not make firm plans until this energy has passed.

Two Tens in a spread tells of a career change for the better.

Three Tens in a spread suggests arguments over money-matters.

Four Tens appearing in a reading together tells of great financial gains to be had, and a very lucky time.


Advantage, profit, success, favour, power and authority.

Appearing reversed, the 10 of Swords implies that gains and benefits will be short-term and will lack permanence.

The X of Swords reversed suggests that a crisis or boiling point has not yet been reached, and there is still some drama or issues to deal with before things come to a head. One this takes place, the real root or cause of the problem will be revealed and this will allow for resolution.

The reversed 10 of Swords implies that a cycle of events is changing and you are now emerging from a difficult, uncomfortable or negative situation. It may also be implying that someone may be suffering from a deep personal hurt.They are in need of some emotional and spiritual counselling and help.

Reversed, the Ten of Swords tells that events are coming about which will usher in fresh energies, bringing with it a new and positive vibration. It foretells of a steady improvement on the business and financial front and you are to think clearly and make wise decisions to enable you to reap the most benefits from the times to come.

Appearing reversed in a reading, the Ten of Swords issues a warning or caution in regards to strangers or people you feel ‘not quite right’ about. The reversed X of Swords advises one not to participate in gossip or ‘backstabbing’, as there will be ramifications. Listen to your intuition, and act accordingly.

The 10 of Swords reversed tells of an advantage or gain in personal power and profit … but you are to be aware that this state will be temporary. You will need to re-foster your courage in order to be able to re-rise again.

A steady improvement in business and/or health is indicated by the reversed Ten of Swords, and foretells of bright blessings to come.

Reversed, the X of Swords is a strong message not to take anything for granted or to rely on others at this time. It is warning you to take extra care and remain vigilant in regards to your well-being, personal belongings and home security, as mishaps are awry at this time. 

Remain careful, sensible and cautious and think everything through before taking any action.

Appearing reversed, the X of Swords asks you to look to a higher power or source for help and direction in all that you undertake at this time.

Health-wise, the reversed 10 of Swords indicates that the worst is behind you and you are now on the road to a full recovery. On an emotional level, it tells of a deep sorrow, personal hurt and/or depression is being healed.

Reversed in a reading, the X of Swords may be implying that a karmic situation or lesson has taken place  -   the lesson has now been learned thoroughly. Positive influences and energies are on their way into your life.


Joanne Walmsley
Sacred Scribes

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