Ten of Swords Art and Meaning Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA prostrate figure, pierced by all the swords belonging to the card.
Meaning of Ten of Swords from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Whatsoever is intimated by the design; also pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation. It is not especially a card of violent death.
Advantage, profit, success, favour, but none of these are permanent; also power and authority.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Uncertainty in the hatred.
Followed by Ace and King, imprisonment; for girl or wife, treason on the part of friends.
Victory and consequent fortune for a soldier in war.
Inherited wealth. Business. Fortune. Journey on account of business. Travel.
Tears, Affliction, Grief, Sorrow
Passing Success, Momentary Advantage.
Grief, loss of freedom
passing trouble or illness.
good fortune in marriage; ill fortune at the gaming table. You will lose much money at gaming; at last you will give up the practice, and in ripe old age you will be blessed by the birth of a daughter, whom you will name Fortuna.