At first glance the Ten of Swords looks to be a very unfavorable card. After all, the man lying here has ten swords piercing his back and there is blood flowing from his wounds. You have to look a lot closer to see the blessing this card implies. With the sun beginning to rise and dispel the darkness and his hand making the sign of blessing, it suggests that the worst is over – and it was bad – but there is the dawning of a new day. It is a card of renewal and new opportunities. Today’s Journey Tarot’s Ten of Air shows a modern area of devastating destruction. Whatever happened here was also very bad, but the butterflies have arrived to signal the transformation that is present in every tragedy. With a positive perspective this card indicates a chance for a new beginning.
Teresa Sue McAdams, co-creator of “Today’s Journey Tarot”, co-author of “Today’s Journey Tarot, A Traveler’s Guide”, co-author of “Tarot Meditations, A Journal for Self Discovery”, and author of “Lessons, The Wisdom Within Each Moment”