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The Ten of Swords Reversed: What Does It Mean?

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Are you scared of this card you just drew? You shouldn’t be. The Ten of Swords is an opportunity to see return of our inner light.

No – we aren’t going to die, but this is a strong reminder of life. You need to sit up, pay attention and realize that something very important is about to happen.

The Ten of Swords Reversed

It looks scary but it isn’t. Are you being chased by internal fears? Do you constantly worry about the terrible things that might happen? (And likely, won’t actually happen….)

The Ten of Swords Reversed meaning

You’re not the only one. The science of worry tells us that millions of people feel this way every single day, regardless of whether they have interest in psychic abilities and tarot cards, or not.

For many people, that’s filling their time with mindless tasks. Things that just keep them busy to starve of the source of their worries, fears and challenges. Are you running from it? It’s maybe time to stop.

Surrendering to the fear

With tarot cards, we have the privilege to draw upon individual meanings. The card itself shows loss, death and struggle, but you have the choice of meaning.

By surrendering to these negative thoughts and essentially letting them pass, we can see what is ultimately true: New hope. A chance to start fresh after letting things go.

Now, that isn’t going to come easy. We know that. You know that. Our lives are a constant challenge. Yet if you’re willing to move into the light, such fear cannot drain your energy.

Analyzing the card

Let’s really look at this card. We see this man and he’s face down. Those ten swords are driven into his back. Clearly he was being chased from behind by whoever or whatever.

Our psychic reading of The Ten of Swords Reversed

To say it differently – he was running away. 10 swords. That’s a lot. Are you running away?

Those swords represent fears both real and imagined. After a lot of running, they caught up to him. Initially, it appears that all is lost, but were they really?

Yet in his right-hand, we can see a story. It’s open. It’s open to new opportunities. Only they took a while to arrive because he was pre-occupied with running, running and more running until he eventually surrendered.

Isn’t that the script for most people today? Running from consistent and irrational fear. Luckily, you have the power to change.

A card of new hope

At the lowest of the lows, we’re able to adjust. To recalibrate our life path and start transcending forward. New hope. New journey. And most importantly, a new vision.

Now – that starts with surrendering to the fear. Is it real? Unlikely. Most fear is imagined.

Immediately, the best thing you can do is find joy. Look around you. In fact, go outside. Look around. What colors are you seeing? Look for the beauty.

This is your chance to switch gears mentally. By doing so, you can move into the light.

The light card

All tarot cards have to lights. One is the darkness and one is the light. The Ten of Swords reversed has light, only many can’t see it.

Tarot card representing our views

There is space. Space for clouds and sun. For a new dawn and new times.

It’s a chance for you to dust yourself off after a hard grind. That storm has passed and it’s time to rise higher.

You see in life – we all have challenges. By the end, only then we realize that they’ll never destroy us. They test us. It builds us stronger – mentally, emotionally and physically.

Now, that starts with your inner truth. Most importantly – acceptance. Those who practice yoga fundamentally understand this, as do many psychic practitioners.

And what is the truth? Fear is metaphoric. You’re being chased by invisible forces. And you know what? Such forces cannot live in the light.

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