Rider WaiteTarot Reading



Properties of 10 of Swords


Alternate Names: Ruin


Keywords / Additional Meanings:

Followed by Ace and King, imprisonment; for girl or wife, treason on the part of friends. Reversed: Victory and consequent fortune for a soldier in war.



A prostrate figure, pierced by all the swords belonging to the card.

Divinatory Meaning:

Whatsoever is intimated by the design; also pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation. It is not especially a card of violent death.

Reversed Meaning:

Advantage, profit, success, favour, but none of these are permanent; also power and authority.


Astrological / Elemental Correspondence: Sun in Gemini