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Each week, I pull a card from a random Tarot deck to bring us a message or piece of wisdom that we can think about or use in our lives on some level – if not now, we can refer back to it when it seems to be more fitting for us. This is food for thought, and not drawn for any one particular person or situation.
For this week’s message, I have drawn from the Gilded Tarot Deck.
This Week’s Wisdom Message . . .
Ten of Swords
Let me be completely honest here. There is no way to get around the Ten of Swords’ harsh energy. We cannot sugar coat its meaning, nor should we try. We need to just face it head on, even if it’s one of those painful situations that make us say, “Ouch!!”
Numerically this card is a Ten, signifying that the end of something is at hand. In this case, it can suggest that you have gone through something painful, or that you may experience an upset during this week, but it is also a temporary energy that asks you to pull those proverbial swords out of your back and be willing to start a new and better cycle.
I’ve gotta say, this energy hits close to home for me this week. You’ve heard the old saying were someone gets “stabbed in the back.” And that’s what this energy is all about – not something literal, but a figure of speech. You may be betrayed, deceived, cheated, lied to, or talked unfairly about behind your back – or even boldly to your face! But just know that this ending – whether the ending of a friendship, a job, a relationship, or something else – is actually best for you.
It’s time to pick yourself up, no matter how much something or someone has hurt you . . . and just move on. There is the dawn of new hope that is shown to us in the skies of this card. Tomorrow can be a better day, but you’ve got to work on making that true. Swords is a mental energy, so whatever attitudes you adopt about a difficult situation is going to be important to help you put this ugly energy behind you and just move on.
Yes, it hurts when someone betrays you or proverbially “stabs you in the back.” But such an act tells you a lot about that person – and whether you need to let go of the negativity that someone like this brings into your life. Let the ending take place, and don’t try to hang on to this. Put an ending to something if you find the need to do so. Cut out the conflicts in your life that are simply not necessary. Cut the ties to the situations and people that hurt you or needlessly put you down.
When you feel that you’ve reached the lowest point possible with regard to something, the good news is that the only logical place to go next . . . is up! Keep that thought in mind this week if you feel as if life is breaking you down! Usually the last shoe has indeed dropped when you see this painful card, and once you get through cleaning up the mess of the situation – or healing from the trauma – you can definitely expect a turn for the better.
Something is ending, but whatever this is, it’s something for which the time has come for it to end. You’ve seen the signs, or you will see them through this 10 of Swords’ bitter energy. Let it go now.
You may be going through a serious revision of your ideas and beliefs as you come to understand reality in a different way than you had been. You may be learning the truth of a very bittersweet lesson on something that is now in ruins, but that you had very high hopes for. You may see how you have been making bad choices, possibly based on serious misunderstandings or trusting the wrong people.
You may be confronted with a major shift in plans that you hadn’t anticipated . . . or at least didn’t want to see as a possibility in your line of reasoning earlier on. This energy can force you to confront a bitter loss or disappointment, and it naturally brings stress and unhappiness with it. There can be a lot of anguish when you feel like your world is collapsing around you. Although the endings here also signify a time of starting over, it can still be hard to cope with whatever major adjustment this brings into your life.
Watch your moods, feelings, and attitudes this week. It may be easy for depression to creep up, so try to hang in there until this energy passes and things start looking up again. Something of the past may be lost — a way of life, a job, a relationship, friendship, etc. — but whatever it is, it won’t do any good to try to keep clinging to it. Be willing to release and let go when necessary, because the more you try to hang on, the more it hurts.
Affirmation: Difficult energies clear the way for better tomorrows, and as I let go of this conflict, I look forward to living my life’s purpose more fully.
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