In Numerology ten is the first number to be transformed, moving from a double-digit number to a single digit, as numbers in numerology are broken down to a single number except in the case of master numbers such as 11, 22, 33, etc. Being the first number to be broken down adds a special something to ten, as it can be seen as both an ending and a beginning!
The Ten of Wands is a card of completion, showing a person carrying a full and abundant load. The card often shows a fruitful, picturesque setting, giving the card a feeling of accomplishment and bounty. When it shows up in a reading it is generally there to show that the querent will soon be able to put down their burden, finish up their endeavor, and harvest their hard work. Recognizing that doing so is simply a part of the circle of life and that new projects and obligations will eventually return, but for right now they are experiencing a point of completion!
I find that acknowledging these moments of accomplishment are important, regardless of whether they are things we endured or things we celebrated creating, completion deserves recognition!
The Ten of Swords is one of the most painful cards in the deck, and like all tens, it is a temporary state, a turning point in which things have the ability to be transformed. The card depicts a person lying prone on the ground with ten swords sticking out of their back. Often seen as a sign of betrayal; hence the swords in the back, it is generally seen as a painful ending. While this ending can be painful and overwhelming, it is important to recognize the light blue of dawn on the horizon! This symbolizes the transient nature of the card, the fact that these pains will pass. Yes, it is true that it can actually represent death, but it is unlikely to depict such. Instead, it generally depicts the painful transitions of ending such as break-ups, and circumstantial endings.
The Ten of Cups is the sweetest of endings and beginnings, representing the transitional point in a relationship upon which dreams are built. The card generally depicts a couple contemplating their dreams, with an arbor or rainbow of cups above them. It speaks of dreams shared, and the growth from lovers and friends to partners, building a life together. It is built upon hard work and investment and carries the promise of a possibility! Unlike the lovers and the Two of Cups that speak of passion, connection, and spark, the Ten of Cups speaks of commitment, mature love, and true intimacy. It is what we all strive for, the relationship that has lasting potential, strength, and endurance, and like all tens, in truth, it is merely a transition point to grow upon.
The Ten of Pentacles is a card of legacy! It speaks of the foundation we have built, not only for ourselves, but for our family, business, or organization. It is the result of hard work and ambition, it is fruitful, generational, and abundant. The Ten of Pentacles represents reaching a completion point in the pursuit of our dreams. Being connected to the physical world, it is also seen as a card of material gain. When the Ten of Pentacles shows up it is time to stop and appreciate all we have worked so hard to create, recognizing that like all things it is transient and we will again have something to strive toward one day. However, it does have the added perspective of age about it, meaning it can show up representing the contemplativeness that comes with retirement.
And just like that, we have reached the end of this journey with the Tarot! While it is an end it is not the end, for the blogs you have read are being woven into my next book. ((Books are a long process of writing and publishing, so don't expect to see anything for a couple of years. But have no fear, my second book- The Path of ELEMENTAL WITCHCRAFT is now available, and my third book SPIRIT SPEAKER, a medium's guide to death and dying, will be released Summer of 2023! ))
For those of you wanting to pursue a deeper understanding of Numerology I recommend the book NUMEROLOGY & THE DIVINE TRIANGLE -https://www.amazon.com/Numerology-Divine-Triangle-Faith-Javane/dp/0914918109/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1O0O6P4CPA2UM&keywords=numerology+and+the+divine+triangle&qid=1647261443&sprefix=numerology+and+the+d%2Caps%2C148&sr=8-1