10 of wands in TarotThe 10 of Wands in Tarot at first glance looks as if a lot of energy needs to be exerted in order to get something done. There is a sense of struggle and the figure in the cards is pushing hard to move forward, yet might be coming up against  barriers and obstacles to complete his mission or creative endeavor. He does eventually get the job done but he has exerted a lot of energy in the process and could be nearing burn out.

The 10 of Wands in Tarot readings shows up when you are determined to achieve a goal of some sort, yet you might be going about it in ways that are causing a lot of resistance in order to achieve it. You may feel like nothing is coming easily and you have to work for every last penny or spend many more hours on something than you really want to be spending.

‘More’ doesn’t always mean better results.

You may think that the more effort you put in, the more gain you are going to receive, however this is not always the case. Sometimes stepping back and allowing for some ease in your life can actually be a more productive way of coming to solutions or gaining more energy in order to be able to continue on in more productive ways.

Other interpretations.

In other interpretations it can also mean you need one last final push to bring a project to completion and you just need to see it through before you can put your feet up and relax. However, it can serve as a warning that once the project IS complete that you really MUST put you feet up and relax to recharge your mind and body. Often when we have been in a long period of work and we finally get to relax and unwind, this is when we might come down with a cold or flu or some other physical malady because it is our bodies way of saying ‘finally I can let go of some pent up stress!’

Questions to ask yourself when the energy of this card is present in your life:

  • How can I make better use of my time and energy to achieve the same outcome I am getting right now?
  • Where am I pushing too hard to make something happen yet feeling like I am not gaining much momentum?
  • Am I simply just exhausted and need some time out?
  • What would be one thing I can do today to help lift the burden off of my shoulders?
  • Do I need to ask others for more help during this period of time so I can bring more balance back into my life and therefore be more effective in the longer term?

Recommended Mind Body Tool To Ease The Energy Of This Card: Qigong

Qigong is an ancient practice that precedes Tai Chi and in my opinion is also easier to practice. A lot of eastern health practices can seem strange and mysterious to those in the west and therefore you may not have given yourself the opportunity to experience the benefits of these powerful practices.

One of my favourite Qigong teachers is Lee Holden. Lee has studied with many Qigong masters to become a master Qigong teacher himself. He now teachers people all over the world and bridges his knowledge of western physical fitness with powerful eastern practices.