Ten of Wands: general, standing and reversed meaning

Ten of Wands, general description

Ten of Wands is the 48th card of the Major Arcana. It is part of Fatecaster’s Tarot card list that summarizes the Rider Waite Tarot cards’ meaning.

Ten of Wands is the card of despondency that shows we have overestimated our power and thus lost the wider perspectives. It also can show that we’re clumsy with things. It often means that we jumped over a few scales on the ladder of improvement and we initially feel over-fraught at our new place.

Our task and the responsibility become heavy weights on our shoulder. It’s possible that we’ll fail. The more we grow up for our new life’s circumstances, so will despondency and overtask lessen and thus we can learn how to handle our duties more efficiently.

Ten of Wands (depression), standing

Success and results that have rewards you can’t bear. Noble leadership that the lack of self-control turns into tyranny. The suffocating pressure of full responsibility. The powers of creation have used up their fuel and now stuck in incapacity.


Ten of Wands (depression), reversed

Rejecting charges that you couldn’t bear with. Noble leadership avoiding tyranny. Bearing huge responsibility without crashing. The forces of creation wisely kept their powers in store so they can operate further.