Ten of Rods


Ten of RodsThe bundle of wood in this image can be a burden or simply the collected parts of a successful project. Let your intuition tell you which interpretation is yours.

Do you see this figure as having more than enough strength to carry his load? Then this card indicates a successful project that is near completion. Congratulations are in order!

Do you see a man struggling under the weight of his burden? Then it’s time to let something go. Sometimes burdens grow in such small increments, we fail to notice. Suddenly we feel overwhelmed by increased responsibilities. If this resonates with you, take a step back and assess the situation. Have you taken on someone else’s responsibilities? If so, it’s time to gently give them back. Have you taken on more than you can, simply because yes feels better than no? Then it’s time to start saying, “no.” No is preferable to the regret you feel when you realize you can’t physically make good on your promises.

The Suit — Rods, Wands, Staves, or Clubs

The Rod is a tool with a spark of life in it. This suit is associated with the element of fire, due largely to an ancient belief that fire is held captive in wood. Certainly, sensitive souls can feel the energy of wood, but we don’t expect it to combust on its own. When we refer to this suit as Wands, we acknowledge its power. Rods are creative and fiery. They can also feel like a burden in excess.

Number — 10

Ten is a number of completion, harvest, and the end of a cycle.

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