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Ten of Wands
Keywords: oppression, burden, heaviness, hard work, weight, responsibilities, duty
General meaning: This card is about being weighed down with too many responsibilities, hard work or burdens. Whatever the case may be, your load is heavy duty. Hard labor. There is an end in sight but it may be hard to see at this time. The Ten of Wands is also about oppression. How are you being held down? How can you express yourself and stand up for your rights? Fight the power or be held down by it. Trying to “do it all”.
Reversed: The big release. Finally saying no to “just one more thing”. Standing tall in the face of oppression or hate. Liberation from the oppressor. Courage in the face of injustice. The goal is reached and you don’t have to be hustling so hard. Taking a break after a long, hard slog. Take this job and shove it.
Affirmation: I work hard towards my goals and remember to rest when my work is done.
Theme song: “Heavy” by Collective Soul
Journaling prompt: What burdens are you currently carrying? Which responsibilities do not belong to you? How can you release some of that extra weight? Journal about burdens and release.
We living in hard times
Some might take advantage
Some might carry it all
Some might barely manage
When they put that weight on you
How you gonna be?
You gonna suck it up and do it
Or fight dat tyranny
When the heavy come down
It ends up on yo back
Resist dat iron hand
Or there’s no turning back
Take the shackles off
No need for dat oppression
State your case out loud
Be the face of self-expression.
Don’t let anyone ever put you down, dawg.
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2014