The Ten of Swords shows a man lying face down, apparently dead, with ten swords in his back. A red cape drapes over the lower half of his body as a sign of dignity as he leaves this world. While the dark sky is ominous, the sun is rising on the horizon, bringing a renewed sense of hope and opportunity. The calm sea in the background also brings solace, suggesting that even in times of darkness, there is a sense of peace and calm to be found.
The Ten of Swords reversed shows that you are combating an inevitable change or ending because you are not ready to face up to what is happening. However, the more you resist, the more this situation will continue to drag on, so it’s time to rip off the bandage (however painful that might be) and get this over with so you can start fresh. Trust that everything is happening for a reason and even though it may be difficult to understand what you are going through, know it is leading to your personal growth and regeneration in the long-term.
Finally, the Ten of Swords reversed can appear as a welcome sign that the pain and sadness you have been feeling is ending. When upside-down, the swords in the man’s back look to be falling out, releasing him from the pain and hurt he has been suffering. You are releasing the memories of the past and allowing yourself the opportunity to move forward with a sense of renewal and hope for the future.
I know Marie hasn’t forgotten me because she is as mean as before, every time I say hi. She knows who I am because even if I’m the guy she hates; she remembers me.
We gravitate towards the familiar. We become comfortable in our darkroom. So much of what we do is a habit that hardly a thought goes into it. Often, we engage in a routine, a sequence of practices where whatever we do doesn’t relate to the moment but to our actions immediately before.
The key is to stay with the feeling for a while and remember when you felt the same before. It will give you clues to what you are trying to resolve or gain and if it’s constructive and rewarding or simply perpetuating a script. It can be more subtle and less noticeable. Sometimes we can’t say goodbye, so we pick a fight, and it becomes a habit.
Have courage, take a risk and bring it up yourself. “I like to be remembered.” Greet your coworkers, friends, and family with sincerity, and express how much you had them in mind. How glad you are to see them and make your greetings and departures more meaningful. Some will respond in a way you like and make those your friends. You have taken the risk; now reap the rewards.
If your parents or caretakers chronically neglected you, it happens. We can’t fix the past, but we can bring in new experiences to color the old.
WE&P by EZorrilla.