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Ten of Swords
Keywords: ending, treachery, pain, defeat, new horizons, failure, undoing, betrayal, ruin, finality
General meaning: Stick a fork in it, it’s done. The complete and utter ending, with a side order of pain. It’s all over now. Singing that swan song. Accept that things are done and move on. Ruination at the hands of another. Failure. The expiration date arrives. Enemies. Backstabbing, triflin’ haters. Hitting rock bottom. Misfortune. Relapse. Light at the end of a tunnel of hurt. Physically, this card can indicate back surgery or back pain.
Reversed: Healing of an old wound. Recuperation from surgery or illness. The fresh start after a period of pain. The promise of a new day. Rebooting. Recovery. Forgiving a traitor. Being the bigger man. Turn the other cheek. Picking yourself up after an epic failure and finding the courage to start over. Seeking redemption. It ain’t over til it’s over.
Affirmation: I am willing to release the past and start again.
Theme song: “When The Party’s Over” by Billie Elish
Journaling prompt: Think about a time when you tasted defeat. How did you cope? What did you learn from the experience? How did you recover and move on? Journal that heavy stuff, dawg.
You got an enemy
Or maybe a few
Wanna ruin you
Stick in dat knife
Twist it around
Grimey bitch move
Face down on the ground
This may be an end
But it don’t need to be
Brush yo shoulders off
And let them be
Shake the spot
And start it fresh
Even if you fail
It don’t mean death.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014