Tarot for the 21st Century!
The Tens from Today’s Journey Tarot are all about how we experience change or transition at the beginning of a new cycle in our lives. In numerology, ten becomes another one when we break it down to one plus zero. So we have another new beginning, but it is on a more evolved level than the first one because of all that we have experienced through the remaining nine cards. We have an opportunity here to move forward but as always, the choice remains with us and is enhanced or encumbered by the suit Element.
The Ten of Fire shows a major traffic jam. Vehicles are stopped bumper to bumper on a hill making it impossible to see ahead to what is causing the delay. It has gone on so long that people are out of their cars and obviously agitated. The Fire Element is very resistant to anything which impedes its progress. If something stands in the way, Fire churns out of control. That energy must go somewhere and if not forward then it can become volatile and subject to displays of frustration and worse. In the Ten of Fire we have put up a road block to going forward, to change. We often resist a new cycle by holding on with all of the energy of Fire to the old cycle. We are reluctant to let go and move forward especially when we can’t see what is ahead. When we try to carry the old cycle with us into the new it can leave us feeling overwhelmed and burdened. The transition needs to be made. We need to let go. The Ten of Water shows a family having fun in their backyard swimming pool. This is a cycle with a happy ending and we just might be tempted to stay here forever. But we are urged to move on to new emotional challenges or we will become stagnant. It is okay to rest here a while, enjoy, and recharge but eventually the Water Element must flow on its ever changing course. We take with us the love and family support we have created in the old cycle. The Ten of Air shows an area that has been destroyed by some unknown calamity. Buildings are in rubble but a group of butterflies have landed here to remind us that the old can be transformed into something new and beautiful again. This transition is painful but the worst is over and it is time to rebuild and begin again with the new cycle. Although there is little choice but to move on, the blessings from the Air Element that propel us forward are fresh ideas and the promise of a new way of life. The Ten of Earth shows a grandfather sharing stories with his grandchildren. He has their rapt attention as he tells them about his life. This Ten reflects the cycle of life. It is time to pass on what you have learned and what you have to future generations. It may be physical things like an inheritance or knowledge and traditions. The Earth Element endures and the only way what we have created here can endure is if we pass it on to the next generation or next person in line. It is time to share the bounty of your life.