Look at this guy in the Rider Waite 10 of wands card. Is he struggling or what? What exactly is it though that he is struggling with? When we look at the card we see that he is carrying a heavy load. He has taken on a lot. How necessary is this though? How important is it that he take on all of this himself? Take a look at the wands. Consider each wand to be another thing he is carrying that perhaps he could set down. Would it be wrong to set down a wand or two? Is it simply a burden to carry so much at once? Does he really have to do it alone? Could he ask for help? Consider these questions as they apply to your own life and the burdens you feel you are carrying.
In this way, the 10 of wands remind us to set priorities. Ask what is truly important and what is not so important. By carrying too much, by taking on too much, we could very well only be setting ourselves up for hardship. Is it necessary to split our focus this way? With so much going on, can we really devote one hundred percent of our energy towards all it all? How about instead of trying to do it all, we pick what is the most beneficial to us, and devote our energy towards that? In this way, we can truly create something great out of what we have.
Think also that each wand you see this figure carrying is a potential. Everything he has in his arms has the possibility of turning into something great. Each wand represents a spark. Which one of these sparks has the greatest potential to become a fire? With fire as our passion, what do we have that will become great when nurtured properly? Which fire will become a blaze?
Sometimes, yes, we do have to take on a lot to discover which is truly the greatest of the great of our ideas. Sometimes we do have to carry many sparks in order to discover which will become the inferno. Let yourself drop the ones that simply are destined to fizzle. Keep hold of those that you know will roar. Feed these fires. Nurture them. Let these passions of yours become great. Give them your energy and your attention so that they will become as amazing as they destined to be.
When the 10 of wands comes up for you in a reading, consider these things. Ask yourself, “What can I let go of? What is excessive? What is unnecessary? What has the greatest potential to become great?” Ask yourself these questions and give yourself honest answers. There is no point on taking on too much if all that does is sap the energy from something that could become magnificent. Nurture the magnificent. Don’t worry about the others.