10 of Wands

Weekly Card 10 of Wands Revisited

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The Crystal Tarot

You know those times when something you really believe in suddenly seems like a lot of work? Welcome to the world of 10 of Wands.

Sometimes our values, passions and beliefs are a heavy encumbrance. We’ve looked at that energy before. In the Crystal Tarot, we have shapes and structures to consider in relation to the 10 of Wands.

As always, there are many layers and many points along the “good-bad” spectrum.

We’ve got 4 of the 10 wands in the Crystal Tarot image making a pathway from rocky earth to a light-domed sky. Building on the belief structure we already have, we can find our way to a life with meaning. Or is the pathway narrow and restrictive, with the reflected triangles obstacles on our way?

Those triangles add up to a diamond, one of our western cultural symbols for precious value. Has mundane ambition supplanted values based in spiritual truth? Or does the diamond indicate pure values that have been tested under pressure?

They’re also alchemical symbols for fire above water. If we place our values above our emotions, we live true to our more lasting self. But we need to work through our transitory emotions to discover our values.

Do the structures on the image lead you forward to the re-evaluation of the weight of 10 of Wands to find the higher Ace that will encompass the entire group?  Is the wand structure a gate to pass through to a higher level or a barrier to keep you out?

What would be the response of the Page of Wands, were she to find herself encumbered by the 10 of Wands? How does her fiery, youthful energy help her to move forward to the Ace? Does it hold her back in any way?

What if you, personally, found yourself embodying the 4 of Cups, with 10 of Wands demands being made on you? With more fire than water, how do you keep from turning to steam?

How would the three 0 The Fools we met recently respond to 10 of Wands? Does 0 The Fool naturally follow or lead into the 10 of Wands? Or neither?

Back to your life this week, how can you use the 10 of Wands to support you or move forward?

Weekly Card 10 of Wands

131114 Golden Dawn Wang 10 of Wands

It’s going to take more than one pair of hands to manage all this!

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Rider Waite Smith Tarot

Here we have the minors in Wands at their most passionate and enthusiastic.   Is our Rider-Waite-Smith character someone who’s taken on as much as he can carry?  Or it he someone who’s taken all the toys and is going home with everyone’s stuff?  Or is this just someone who’s happily carrying all the resources he needs for his current project?

The 10 of Wands level of passion can lead to any of those scenarios.  We can be so ambitious about getting something done that we forget we’ve only got so many hours and so many hands.   Or we can believe so passionately in our agenda that we steamroll others or press them into service.  Or we can be so involved in what we’re getting done that we recognize almost anything around us as a resource for our aims.

As with all the 10s, we’re being pressed to recognize who we really are on some level.  With Wands, it’s all about recognizing our purpose.  What is it that really holds all those wands together into a cohesive bundle?  What directs all those hands in the Golden Dawn 10 of Wands toward a single end?

It’s time to focus at 10 of Wands and find the unifying factor.  The big questions to ask are, What are my values?  What’s really important to me right now?

And then make sure you’re not hiding behind those values — or projects — to avoid interaction with the world around you.

The good news with all that enthusiasm, when it’s focused and based on meaningful values, is that the goal will be attained, the values will be realized, and the resources will be there.

Get up and get going!
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