TEN OF WANDS in The RIDER WAITE Deck of Tarot Cards
Overwhelm, overwork, burdens, challenge.
The figure is carrying 10 wands in an awkward way. He has his head buried in them, so he cannot see where he is going nor can he see how close he is to his destination.
This is a card of overwhelm, oppression, being over- burdened with responsibility and often over-work. The figure appears to have taken on far more than he can comfortably carry and is carrying the wands in a very inefficient way.
You can also be feeling burdened because you have taken on the problems and perhaps the workload of other people
The figure runs a real risk of dropping everything. He has his head buried in the sticks and cannot see where he is going. It may be that the person feels they have to carry this heavy load all by themselves. It can also indicate that they need to get some help from others.
It is not helpful to wait for others to see that you need help and offer it to you, as you could be waiting a long time.
This is a card of struggle and doing things the hard way. You may have to take responsibility for something or be less to take the blame for something.
Try to lighten the load as much as you can by not taking on any more and maybe practise saying No to people.
With abundant blessings.
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