One of my favorite expressions for the Ten of Swords comes from my friend and fellow tarotist Mary Ellen Collins. About the Ten of Swords Mary Ellen says “Stick a fork in me. I’m done!”
That brings some much needed humor to the dark Ten of Swords image.
When I look at the Ten of Swords I remember that the swords can represent our thoughts, our fears, and/or other people’s unkind words.
How often do we allow ourselves to be laid low by these sorts of things?
The Ten of Swords requires compassion. It is an acknowledgement of pain. But the Ten of Swords also offers an opportunity for healing.
As Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”