Ten of Swords indicates someone is in mental torment.
In a tarot reading, it is about the inquirer (querent), someone close to the inquirer, or a hidden aspect within the inquirer that needs to be acknowledged for the inquirer to reach their highest consciousness. The happiness the inquirer is seeking can be found by answering a question:
Why is grieving important (or not)?
It is import to consider that this is a Minor Arcana card (pip card), which carries a message that signifies an event that impacts your immediate past and future. When it appears the universe wants you to focus on logic and the wisdom found from defeat.
Don’t let the set structure of the Tarot distract you from its primary use as an intuitive divination tool. Use the keywords, images, and symbols of the card to tap into your intuition and deeper inner knowing.
Ten of Swords
Upright= Deep Anguish
Element= Air (which influences intellect and strategy)
Yes or no=This card is it typically a no
DIEZ DE ESPADAS
VERTICAL= ANGUSTIA PROFUNDA
INVERTIDA= ALIVIO DE LA ANGUSTIA
Ten of Swords holds Primary Zodiac influence for Gemini, and the Elemental Zodiac relates to Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
The signs are less important than the traits they represent because a person has sun, moon and rising signs, and one or more of these is often unknown to the tarot reader. The zodiac for this card relates to traits of versatility, diplomacy, and confidence. And, planetary concepts of confidence are seen with: the SUN.
Note: These traditional tarot-astrology references are based on concepts commonly attributed to the secret society knows as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn from the turn of the 20th century.
Ten of Swords, like all cards, is part of a cycle of beginning, middle, and end. The stage of this event is Mutable (End), and may be related to June and the energy of Early Summer.
As with all 10s in the Tarot, this card indicates that one cycle is completing and a new one will soon begin. This card carries the energetic influence of 10. Watch for repeating numbers of 10 after the reading for confirmation of their importance in the reading.