Ten of Wands

Ten of Wands

Keywords for the Ten of Wands Tarot Card

  • Too many responsibilities
  • Carrying the load for others
  • You’re trying to do it all
  • Put yourself and your needs first


The Ten of Wands tarot card is the story of modern life. When you are burdened by too many responsibilities and commitments, the Ten of Wands reminds you to shrug off your load and put your own needs first.


Whether you are a carrying the burden for others, or have to delegate and declutter more from your life, you no longer can do it all on your own. You need help.


There is too much stress in your life and too much is landing on your shoulders. Instead of success, all of your hard work is leading toward exhaustion and burnout. You can’t go on like this.


You must put yourself and your own needs first. Learn to say no. And say it loudly and often.

In the RW-based traditional deck, the Ten of Wands shows a man carrying ten wands. His back is to the viewer and he is hunched over with his burden. It looks like he is walking to the village, which is far in the distance.


Keywords for the Ten of Wands Reversed

  • Avoiding responsibility
  • Finally saying no
  • Taking a break
  • Courage and liberation from your burdens



  • The original was painted on 11x14 high quality 140lb watercolor paper with Turner watercolor paints.
  • Signature is hidden in the painting. 
  • Your original painting will come with a certificate of authenticity and a backing board, wrapped in plastic.
  • The painting is vertically oriented.


High quality reproductions are also available in 11x14 and 8x10 or 5x7 (with slight cropping) on an excellent quality linen paper which will retain it's true colors for many years.