Drawing 10 Of Wands Card And 5 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 9 January 2023
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 10 Of Wands card and 5 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 10 Of Wands card and 5 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords mean together?

The 10 Of Wands tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card represent a difficult situation where you are facing both a high level of stress and exhaustion, as well as a sense of danger from outside forces. This could mean you are dealing with a situation where you feel overwhelmed with too many pressures and burdens, but also feel threatened by bullies, theft, violence, or violent relationships. This can leave you feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place, not knowing which way to turn or how to handle the situation. You may need to reach out for help and support to get through this challenging time.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The 10 Of Wands tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card represent a cycle of stress and exhaustion in a love relationship. The 10 of Wands symbolizes being overwhelmed by too many burdens and responsibilities and the 5 of Swords suggests that there may be abuse or bullying involved. This creates a situation where both partners in the relationship are unable to communicate constructively, leading to further resentment and hostility.

The 10 of Wands suggests that one partner is feeling the pressure of carrying too many burdens and feeling responsible for both partners’ happiness. This can lead to feelings of resentment and resentment can lead to further arguments. The 5 of Swords implies that there is a power imbalance in the relationship, as one partner may be dominating or bullying the other.

In this cycle of stress, exhaustion and abuse, it is essential for both partners to take time to reconnect and rebuild their relationship. They must learn to communicate in a respectful and open way, where both parties feel heard and valued. This can take time and effort but it is the only way to break the cycle and make the relationship stronger.

Overall, the 10 Of Wands tarot card and The 5 Of Swords tarot card represent a cycle of stress and exhaustion in a love relationship. Both partners must identify the root cause of the issues and work towards resolving them by communicating in a respectful way. With the right effort and dedication, it is possible to break out of this cycle and bring harmony and balance back into the relationship.

What does 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

When the 10 Of Wands tarot card and the 5 Of Swords tarot card appear together in a reading, it could signal a possible financial and job situation that is riddled with difficulty. The 10 Of Wands indicates that the person experiencing this reading may be carrying too many burdens, whether those burdens be financial, mental, or physical. This could be an indication of having too many bills or debts to pay, too many projects or tasks to accomplish, or other stressors that are leading to mental and physical exhaustion.

The 5 Of Swords tarot card points to issues of bullying, theft, violence, and abusive relationships that may be impacting the person’s financial and job status. This could mean that the person is not in a safe work environment, or that they are being taken advantage of by someone they work with or for. It could also mean that they are dealing with financial hardships due to theft, or that they have been taken advantage of in some way.

When these two cards appear together, it is likely that the person is dealing with a difficult financial and job situation. There may be several stressors that they must manage at once, as well as a lack of safety and security. It may be difficult to find a way out of the situation, but with hard work and dedication, the person may be able to find a positive solution.

What does 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 10 Of Wands and The 5 Of Swords tarot card together can indicate a difficult situation concerning your health. If these two cards are drawn in a tarot spread, it is likely that they are referring to a situation that is related to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. The 10 of Wands can be seen as a warning to take care of yourself and manage your stress levels, as too much stress can lead to physical and mental health issues.

The combination of The 10 Of Wands and The 5 Of Swords can also refer to facing a form of bullying, violence, or an abusive relationship. This could be in the form of physical, psychological, or emotional abuse and can have long-term effects on your wellbeing. The 10 of Wands can suggest that the situation may be too much for you to handle on your own and it is important to seek help or support from others if you feel you need it.

The combination of The 10 Of Wands and The 5 Of Swords can also be a sign of theft, either literal or figurative. This could suggest that you may have had something taken from you, or that someone has taken advantage of you in a way that is damaging to your health.

Overall, The 10 Of Wands and The 5 Of Swords tarot card can be a warning to take extra care of yourself and your mental and physical health. It is important to find ways to manage your stress and find support if you need it. It is also important to recognize when you may be the target of abuse or theft, so that you can take steps to protect yourself.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Both 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords mean “No”. If you are asking a direct question, then be under no illusions, the answer is a negative one. If you draw 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords the answer to your question is “NO”.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 10 Of Wands mean?

Health: The 10 of Wands Tarot card can be a sign that a person is stressed and overburdened with responsibilities to the extent that their physical and mental health is suffering. It can indicate that a person is doing too much, physically or emotionally, and they are feeling overwhelmed. This overburden can manifest in physical fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and poor appetite. The 10 of Wands is a warning that a person needs to step back and reevaluate how they are managing their life to ensure they are taking proper care of themselves.

Finances: The 10 of Wands Tarot card is symbolic of financial instability and being weighed down by debts and obligations. If a person is constantly feeling financially burdened it can lead to stress and depression. It’s important to keep a handle on debts and not let them become too overwhelming. It may be difficult to pay off debts, but it’s not impossible with wise budgeting and careful management of finances.

Relationships: When The 10 of Wands Tarot card is present it can indicate a person is overburdened with too many relationship responsibilities. If a person is feeling weighed down by too many relationship obligations it can lead to feelings of isolation and disconnection. It’s important to take time for yourself and take a break from the intensity of relationships. This break can help restore balance and clarity in relationships and provide a person with the perspective and energy to approach their relationships with more ease and mindfulness.

What does 5 Of Swords mean?

When it comes to health, The 5 Of Swords Card can indicate that someone is not taking proper care of themselves, which could lead to physical and mental health problems. It could also signify that someone is using unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as drugs or alcohol, to deal with issues. In addition, it can be indicative of a victim of physical or emotional abuse, or someone who has experienced trauma that has not been dealt with in a positive way.

In regards to finances, the 5 Of Swords Tarot card can suggest that someone is not taking a responsible and mature approach towards their finances. It may signify someone who is not handling their finances responsibly, such as by taking on too much debt or making poor investments. It can also hint at someone who is not being honest about personal finances or is otherwise not taking a mature and responsible approach towards them.

When it comes to relationships, the 5 Of Swords Card can indicate that someone is engaging in bullying behavior, or is in an abusive relationship. It can also signify someone who is being taken advantage of financially or emotionally, or someone who is being treated unfairly in a relationship. It can also suggest that someone is not taking a mature and adult approach to relationships, and is instead acting out of emotions or impulse.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 10 Of Wands and 5 Of Swords has helped you.

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