Today’s card -- the Ten of Swords Reversed -- comes from the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti.
The Ten of Swords (reversed) indicates that the worst is over and you are ending one cycle to begin another. Thank Goodness!
Whenever I pull the Ten of Swords (especially in the upright position), I know that things have been tough. The reversed position brings some relief because the pain is behind you and now you can move forward.
In Marchetti's book, "Gateway to the Divine Tarot," he gives keywords for this card including, "Overthrow of evil forces, time to rebuild, recovery, inner strength."
If you'd like more information on the Ten of Swords (reversed), click here.
Because I pulled this card recently, I wanted to pull an additional card from the Messages of Life deck by Mario Duguay. These cards are so beautiful and have deep, meaningful messages accompanying the artwork.You can click here to check it out or go to your local (metaphysical) bookstore.
Today's card is Strength...a perfect card to go with the energy of the Ten of Swords -- either upright or reversed.
Here is what the Strength card says:
"I do not let my emotions control me; I keep my thoughts pure and do not yield my power to anyone or anything.
I rise above self doubt. I gain confidence in myself through my own power and my unshakable faith that I ahve the strength to overcome anything.
I find courage in truth, and to overcome my fears, I resort to the most powerful weapon: love."Reading this card reminded me of my yoga practice this morning. As we were holding a challenging pose for what seemed like forever :), the teacher said, "When you think you need to come out of the pose is when true growth begins."
Just when I wanted to give up, I called on my inner strength and found a way to breathe through my thoughts of giving up; I pulled out my most powerful weapon (love), and gracefully flowed into the next pose.
If you have or are facing a Ten of Swords situation (feeling as though you have been stabbed in the back, defeated, pain, etc.), the message today is to call on your inner strength, love...and move forward.
Remember that growth begins the second you move through what you thought was impossible.
Use the affirmation on today's card to help you find your strength...grow forward...and leave the Ten of Swords energy behind.
You are FREE!