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The Ten of Swords is a card that reflects the pain of betrayal.


Ten Of Swords - Termites

The Ten of Swords is a card that reflects the pain of betrayal. More often than not, it is a reality of life that things will go wrong because others don’t want you to succeed. And unfortunately, much like the termites in your own home, you won’t even realize you have any until it is far too late. As such, you could say that this card is both a reminder and a precaution for you.

Of course, that’s not all there is to it. Though the card specifically talks of backstabbing, it also applies to minor inconveniences. These are things that you would normally be okay with ignoring. Termites in your home, for example, can easily be remedied with proper construction and baits. However, the problem is that these things can accumulate, especially in times of stress.

In this exact scenario, though these are relatively petty matters like an argument or two, they can show a much darker side in you. When this happens, you will lose productivity and even your mental health will be affected. For this reason, therefore, the card is here to give you a lesson in preparation. The omens may seem bad now, but there is always a way to deal with the proverbial termites in your life.


The Meaning Behind the Ten of Swords: How to Deal With Termites in Your Life

What we have in front of us is a card that brings about bad news. Due to the nature of swords in general, the card is associated with people backstabbing others. Indeed, the card itself tells you to expect this. There is a man on the ground with 10 swords impaling him on various parts. He lies lifeless as the horizon around him remains still and reactionless to the catastrophe before it.

Here, it is clear what the reading says. You have to be prepared about the reality that someone will stab you. However, the preparation in question here isn’t only emotional, but also physical and even financially. The reason why there is less emphasis on emotion is that not everything can be handled with just emotional preparation. You could prepare for loss, but it will still hurt.

In a way, therefore, the key is not so much to prevent yourself from getting hurt. It’s about maintaining your own emotional stability despite the injury. Needless to say, the same goes for your finances and other areas in life as well. You will have to deal with termites, both figuratively (and even literally). Thus, you should focus on saving and other preventative measures to keep yourself together.


As for your emotions, the next best thing that you can do is to actually process the pain and control how you react to it. Life may offer you termites and lemons, but as long as you have the patience, you can weather the harshest storms. This is an especially useful lesson you can learn when you are bothered by your own termites in life.

If you see termites or a particularly annoying nuisance at home, calm down and think about what you can do first. Do not snap at yourself or other family members in your frustration. Remember that while the problems you may have are urgent, a rational reaction will help clear the way. At the absolute maximum, you can probably even benefit from the problems ahead because your clear wit will help you out.

Aside from these tips and the bad omen, however, there is one more thing you need to know. As in the case with most “bad” Tarot cards, there’s always a silver lining of stronger value. The positive message here is that you can actually unravel that which you have been doubting all this time. If you think you have termites in the premises, this is the card you’re looking for.


Further still, the inconvenience caused here won’t come all at once, but in stages. This will leave you crucial breathing room to at least get ready for what comes next. In other words, though the path ahead will not be easy, there is certainly a window for you to explore your options. This is the most important reason why the card tells you to keep a clear wit; because your goal shall be to look for them.