Ten of Wands


Key words

Upright: responsibility, hard work, need for delegation

Reversed: burnout, exhaustion


A person struggles to carry a bundle of ten wands toward town. They wear an orange tunic over a gray shirt and yellow tights with orange boots. The wands block the person’s view of what’s ahead, yet they continue forward. The sky is clear and blue, and there are no obstacles on the way to town. 


10:  Completion, end of a cycle, transformation, release


You are in the final stretch toward realizing a dream or achieving a goal. You’re carrying a lot, but you manage it well. Still, you could benefit from a bit of delegation. There’s no reward in working yourself to exhaustion.


You’re carrying too much for one person— it’s time to prioritize and delegate. The Ten of Wands reversed could refer to work, your personal life, or even a reluctance to feel like a burden to other people. More often than not, your friends and family are happy to help you and will be glad you asked. Think carefully before taking on more projects or tasks, and remember to take care of yourself before extending care to others.