10 Of Swords: Yes Or No? (Upright, Reversed & Love Meaning)

The 10 of Swords is a tarot card many would rather prefer to skip, as the message it brings is not for the faint of heart. 

When it comes to pulling the 10 of Swords during a ‘yes or no’ tarot reading, it can be quite a challenge to interpret this card correctly with regards to a specific situation.

Therefore I’ve decided to create this article for you and give you an in-depth explanation of the ‘yes or no’ meaning of the 10 of Swords in both the upright and reversed position, as well as its specific meaning when it comes to love

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10 Of Swords: Yes Or No?

The 10 of Swords means ‘no’. As the 10 of Swords mainly represents a sense of failure and betrayal, it unfortunately doesn’t provide a positive answer. When the 10 of Swords enters your tarot reading, getting into a state of acceptance is encouraged. 

The 10 of Swords tarot card represents going through a difficult and challenging time.

It often shows up during a tarot reading when there’s been an impactful ending such as the end of a relationship or the loss of a job.

Understandably, these sort of changes can leave strong feelings of hurt and betrayal that need to be given the time and space to work through them. 

When the 10 of Swords enters your tarot reading in upright position it emphasizes the need to slowly work towards a state of acceptance.

10 of swords tarot card from the Light Seers tarot deck
The 10 of Swords tarot card from the beautifully designed Light Seer’s Tarot Deck

While you still may feel backstabbed or betrayed by someone, know that staying in a state of bitterness will ultimately hurt yourself the most.

Allow yourself the time to grieve and feel angry, but try to not dwell on your feelings longer than necessary. 

Make sure to ultimately find a way to accept the situation which will allow you to eventually find peace to move forward with whatever it is that makes you feel happy and content.

We unfortunately can’t foresee the negative events that may enter our lives, but we can decide how to react and deal with them when they do appear. 

One important thing to remember, when asking your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ type of questions, is to keep a few key aspects in mind when it comes to formulating the question you want to ask. Besides always making sure your questions are phrased from a place of positive energy, there are some other aspects you really want to master before asking a question. Keeping these specific aspects in mind will surely help you to get the most accurate answers from your cards! You can check out this article on how to ask your tarot cards ‘yes or no’ questions for more information.

10 Of Swords Reversed: Yes Or No?

When pulled in reversed position, the 10 of Swords means ‘no’. Even though the 10 of Swords in reverse indicates feelings of defeat cannot be avoided, it does provide a clean slate. The 10 of Swords in reverse encourages to let go and eventually seize the new opportunities that will arise. 

When the Ten of Swords shows itself in reversed position, the message it brings mainly has to do with discovering the lessons you can learn from going through a difficult situation.

While you may still be experiencing a sense of despair and defeat, the 10 of Swords in reverse can be taken as a sign that no matter how bad it may get, there’s always another side of the coin to take into consideration.

Even though hurt is something we all have to deal with at a certain point, ultimately finding a way to release and work through it can create a new sense of opportunity and chances. 

Try to focus on developing a growth mindset and look for the valuable lessons this situation can teach you.

10 Of Swords And Love: Yes Or No?

When it comes to love and relationships, the 10 of Swords means ‘no’. As the 10 of Swords represents separation, bitterness and betrayal with regards to love, now may not be the best time to make any hasty decisions. Take your time to figure things out and find closure before moving ahead. 

Pulling the 10 of Swords after having asked a love related question may indicate that you’re currently going through a break up or you and your partner find yourself on a rocky road.

It can also represent finding it very difficult to move on from a past relationship which is blocking you from moving forward with your love life.

The 10 of Swords can be taken as a sign of encouragement to truly allow yourself to take all the time and space you need to recover from a specific event. 

Be gentle with yourself and remind yourself that ups and downs are part of the process.

In order to be able to move forward, whether you’re single or in a relationship, finding a sense of acceptance is key. 

If you’re interested in finding out what type of love & relationship questions are most effective to ask your tarot cards, I’ve created this other article with 61 example questions that will definitely provide you with some inspiration!

In Conclusion

The 10 of Swords means ‘no’. When the 10 of Swords presents itself in upright position it indicates a sense of betrayal and failure. Therefore, the answer to your question is likely not a positive one.

When it comes to the 10 of Swords in reversed position, the answer you’re looking for is ‘no’ as well. Even though the 10 of Swords in reverse does represent feeling a sense of motivation to start over, there’s likely still some grief that needs to be properly dealt with first. 

Lastly, with regards to love and relationships, the Ten of Swords means ‘no’. As the 10 of Swords indicates a sense of betrayal and separation, it encourages to not make any impulsive decisions right now but really take the time to find out the best way to move forward. 

If you liked this article and would like to browse some awesome tarot decks that have helpful keywords and meanings featured on them to make your tarot readings flow with much more ease, I’ve written this other article that may give you some inspiration! Happy reading! 

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