The Hermit and Ten Of Swords
The Hermit and 10 of swords

The Hermit and Ten Of Swords – what does it mean?

The Hermit and the Ten Of Swords together signal light in despair.

Life: Rock bottom, wanting to be alone, needing to recharge, exhausted

Love: Endless arguments, needing space, potential break up, healing time

Career: Moving away from what you no longer desire, needing time off, taking too much on

Health: Juggling too many things, needing to rest and rejuvenate, mentally and physically exhausted, planning how to heal

Although this level of despair can cause pain and sorrow, you have the ability to think about how to pick yourself up and start again.

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The Hermit interpretation

The Hermit pauses when it is necessary.

You have survived a whirlwind and are eager to begin a new era but first, introspection awaits. During a previous time, you acquired spiritual skills previously unknown to you. Now you hold the cards, you must await in solitude for your next move. You do not stand in darkness, using your light as your beacon of hope, radiating in the distorted sky.

Never be fooled that standing still means lack of progression or the inability to push yourself. You are aware that a pause like this creates the energy and contemplation needed to commit yourself to future endeavours that will no doubt see you channelling your focus.

In love, life and career, you consider your next steps. Everything you need is inside you, and when in a reflective state, you can search away from the hustle and bustle of distraction. In your disconnect is where you find and overcome any negative force that battles your current state.

‘I stand alone but I stand tall in the search for myself’ – The Hermit

Ten Of Swords interpretation

The Ten Of Swords hits rock bottom exhaustively.

There you are. You’re feeling desolate. You have reached a dead end and you lay in a ruined heap. I cannot offer you any quick fix solution to this, because we all have to hit rock bottom at some point. What I can say is that the one positive about rock bottom means you can only go up from here. This may only make you feel slightly better though, for now at least.

It feels ominous, I know. It seems as if ‘this is just your life from now on’ but what I love about this card is the sun rising in the distance. Do you see it? Can see you sense brightness in your own horizon? If you don’t, you will and if you do, focus on that one spark of light in an otherwise desolate time.

You may see two souls parting ways. If this causes you sadness, know that it will eventually ebb to make way for new beginnings. If you have recently lost your job or failed an exam, have faith in the knowledge that there are other jobs and other ways to feel success. Sometimes, it has to rain in order to see a rainbow. I believe in you. 

‘I lay in failure. For now.’ Ten Of Swords

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Lady Avalon of The Night

Majesty of the Rivers and Mists

I am Lady Avalon of The Night
A blessed being in disguise
My hair flows freely in the breeze
My guidance helps you feel at ease.

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