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Ten of Swords

Ten of Swords

The defeated, broken crow lays on the ground at the bottom of a cliff surrounded by cold, barren rocks. Alone in his misery, this poor bird has been left for dead; impaled by ten swords. His is a death marked by the heaviness of betrayal. The Ten of Swords brings an energy of loss and could indicate being back-stabbed, and may denote the end of a painful situation. If there is one positive aspect to this card, it is that the time of suffering will soon be over. This card asks that you let go and accept that an end is coming, by doing so you will find the strength to move on.

When reversed the Ten of Swords may indicate that you are focusing only on the negative, looking for reasons to distrust. The warning here is: don't let fear of being betrayed prevent you from living because if you direct too much attention towards this feeling, you risk manifesting your worries.


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