Ten of Wands



Ten yellow-orange ombre wands emerge from the bottom of the scene in order from shortest on the left to tallest on the right. A purple figure with long hair stands on the eighth wand and rests their right hand on the ninth. With their left hand they reach toward bright yellow stars hanging in a pink, clouded sky.

Key words

Upright: responsibility, hard work, need for delegation

Reversed: burnout, exhaustion

Reflection questions

  • Which responsibilities or obligations in my life feel like a burden?
  • How can I practice self-care and prioritize my well-being while still fulfilling my obligations?
  • Am I taking on too much at once? How can I prioritize my tasks and delegate responsibilities to avoid burnout?

Ten of Wands Upright

You are in the final stretch toward realizing a dream or achieving a goal. You’re carrying a lot, but you manage it well. Still, you could benefit from a bit of delegation. There’s no reward in working yourself to exhaustion.

Ten of Wands Reversed

You’re carrying too much for one person— it’s time to prioritize and delegate. The Ten of Wands reversed could refer to work, your personal life, or even a reluctance to feel like a burden to other people. More often than not, your friends and family are happy to help you and will be glad you asked. Think carefully before taking on more projects or tasks, and remember to take care of yourself before extending care to others.