Daily Tarot::10 of Knives

Tarot of Vampyres

Image © Ian Daniels

While the Vampyress has been wounded by a Sword, notice it’s piercing her solar plexis – not her heart. One must assume, therefore, she is not mortally wounded but will undergo a transformation of some kind. This death/rebirth is further emphasized by the Death Head Hawk Moth fluttering nearby, as the change from larvae to moth then back to larvae is the quintessential model of metamorphosis. The blood flowing from her wound also appears to be restoring one of the black roses to its original (red) color. More evidence of a renewal taking place.

The Sun is representative of the Ego, while Gemini covers the Mind. This shows a tendency towards egocentricity and to over-analyze, which in turn causes needless anxiety, stress, and pain. Maintain your perspective and equilibrium; and do not become overly sensitive to problematic situations. In addition, any action taken should be done with much careful forethought.

(Associated with the Sun in Gemini, the 10 of Swords is known as the Lord of Ruin. It symbolizes the manifestation of thought, rebirth/transformation gained through conflict or strife, and the end of a chapter.)

Drawing the 10 of Swords can also point to one’s personal drive toward self-realization (rebirth-renewal-regeneration).

n. fulfillment of one’s own potential

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