Ten of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
DescriptionA man oppressed by the weight of the ten staves which he is carrying.
Meaning of Ten of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
A card of many significances, and some of the readings cannot be harmonized. I set aside that which connects it with honour and good faith. The chief meaning is oppression simply, but it is also fortune, gain, any kind of success, and then it is the oppression of these things. It is also a card of false-seeming, disguise, perfidy. The place which the figure is approaching may suffer from the rods that he carries. Success is stultified if the Nine of Swords follows, and if it is a question of a lawsuit, there will be certain loss.
Contrarieties, difficulties, intrigues, and their analogies.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Difficulties and contradictions, if near a good card.
Happiness. Indifference. Trouble from outsiders. Slander.
Confidence, Security, Honour, Good Faith
Treachery, Subterfuge, Duplicity, Bar.
Prosperity and luxury
a sea voyage.
a long journey by railroad, and great advantages therefrom.