Drawing 10 Of Wands Card And Queen 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 Queen Of Swords card together in particular.

The 10 Of Wands card and Queen 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 Queen Of Swords mean together?

The combination of The 10 Of Wands tarot card and The Queen Of Swords tarot card bring a message of perseverance in the face of stress and exhaustion. It implies that although you may feel that there are too many burdens and responsibilities, you possess the strength and self-sufficiency to handle them. Your courage and sense of honesty will help lead you through the hard times. Ultimately the cards tell you that everything will be OK if you keep going and don’t give up.

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 Queen Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The combination of The 10 Of Wands and The Queen Of Swords tarot cards can tell you a lot about your love life and the situation you are in. The 10 Of Wands is a card that represents stress, exhaustion and feeling that you carry too many burdens. This can mean the pressure and burden of a relationship, or the feeling of being weighed down by maintaining it. You may be feeling like every effort you make for your relationship is not appreciated or reciprocated, or that you are carrying the weight of the relationship on your shoulders.

On the other hand, the Queen Of Swords tarot card is an indication of a person who is self-sufficient, honest and direct in their communication. When this card is paired with the 10 Of Wands card it could mean that the person you are in a relationship with is honest and direct, but the emotional burden of maintaining the relationship is weighing you down. It could be that you are both committed to the relationship but are unequally invested, or that their lack of emotional support is making your feel like you are carrying the entire relationship on your own.

The combination of these two tarot cards could be a warning sign that your relationship may not be as balanced as you thought. If you are feeling that you are being overloaded with the weight of your relationship while the other person is not taking an equal level of responsibility, then it is time to reassess the situation and decide if this is something you can continue to handle. It may be time for a conversation about balancing the weight of your relationship, or it may be time to consider ending the relationship if it is not bringing you the emotional support you need.

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

The 10 of Wands and the Queen of Swords tarot card together mean that you are feeling a great deal of pressure and responsibility with regard to your finances and job. You are trying to do your best and be responsible, but the weight of it is overwhelming and exhausting you. You want to do the right thing and honor your obligations, but the burden is so heavy that you can’t keep up. Your self-confidence may also be suffering because of the amount of stress and fatigue.

The Queen of Swords indicates that, despite feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, you are still trying to be honest and responsible with your finances and job. You are striving to be independent and self-sufficient, but you need to be mindful not to take on too much at once. It’s important to accept help and delegate tasks whenever possible, so as not to exhaust yourself.

It’s also important to acknowledge that you have limitations, and that it’s OK to ask for help. Make sure to take time away from your job to relax and take care of yourself. Make sure to have a support system of friends and family to keep you going through difficult times. This way, you can stay honest and responsible while knowing when to take a break.

All in all, the 10 of Wands and the Queen of Swords tarot card together mean that it is important to be honest about your finances and job, but also to recognize your own limitations and seek help and support when necessary. Be responsible and self-sufficient, but also be mindful of how much is too much.

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

The 10 of Wands and The Queen of Swords tarot card together can be a warning about your overall health and wellbeing. It may mean that you are overburdened with too many tasks and activities at once, leading to stress and exhaustion. It may be a sign that you are spreading yourself too thin in a misguided attempt to please everyone around you, or it could be indicative of a deep underlying fear.

The Queen of Swords speaks to a person who exercises total honesty, and this is the ideal state to strive for. It’s the perfect antidote to the fear and stress that the 10 of Wands brings to the table. The Queen of Swords encourages you to be true to yourself and make decisions that honor your inner voice, free from outside pressures and obligations. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, try to cut back on activities, take a break and reassess your priorities. Listening to yourself and making decisions based on your own truth is the best way to take care of yourself and your health.

It’s important to recognize the warning from the 10 of Wands and the advice from the Queen of Swords, and work to make the necessary changes in your life to maintain a balance between work and rest. When you are able to make decisions based on your own truth, you will be able to more effectively manage your stress levels and make sure that your health and wellbeing come first.

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 Queen 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 Queen 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?

The 10 of Wands tarot card is primarily indicative of the burdens of stress and exhaustion. This card tells us that we have taken on too much and have pushed ourselves beyond our limits. This inevitable feeling of being overwhelmed can manifest in many different ways, but it can lead to serious issues in our health, finances and relationships.

When it comes to our health, the 10 of Wands card serves as a warning that if we do not take steps to alleviate the burden we have put upon ourselves, we may suffer from physical and emotional health issues. Not taking the time to rest and replenish our energy will result in mental exhaustion, physical exhaustion, and can even lead to depression and anxiety.

The 10 of Wands card also implies that our finances may be affected if we continue to take on too much. Carrying the burden of too many commitments can result in missed deadlines or lack of efficiency in our work, which can lead to lost wages or even job loss. It can be difficult to focus on financial planning and to make decisions about our future when we are overburdened with obligations, making it difficult to achieve financial security.

Finally, the 10 of Wands card may affect our relationships as well. Because we are taking on too much and becoming overwhelmed with obligations, it can be difficult to make meaningful connections with others and to maintain existing relationships. We may become short-tempered or too exhausted to be present in the moment with our loved ones. This card also serves as a warning that if we do not take the time to rest and reflect, we may begin to build walls and become isolated from the people who are most important to us.

The 10 of Wands tarot card serves as a warning that if we carry too much on our shoulders, it can have far-reaching consequences in our health, finances and relationships. It is important to remember to take care of ourselves and to recognize our limits, in order to avoid the potential pitfalls of being overburdened and overwhelmed.

What does Queen Of Swords mean?

The Queen of Swords Tarot card can symbolize the need to take charge of one’s own health. This card signifies the need to take responsibility and be proactive in making sure you are taking care of your body and wellbeing. It also encourages being open and honest with yourself, and others, about your health issues and staying true to your moral convictions. This can be applied in decisions around diet, exercise and mental health.

For finances, this card encourages taking action to stay on top of your finances, to create a budget and stick to it. It signals that it is important to be honest and stay true to your values when it comes to money, and to avoid schemes and quick fixes which can lead to financial instability and insecurity. The Queen of Swords wants you to take full ownership of your finances, to stay mindful and make decisions that are in keeping with your long term goals and not just your immediate desires.

The Queen of Swords in a relationship context stimulates the need to speak your truth, to stay honest and open with your partner. This card can signal a need to stay true to your values and beliefs in a relationship, and to set boundaries when needed. It can be a reminder to stay honest and open in communication, and to be aware of any controlling behaviours that can keep both partners from feeling their full freedom. Ultimately, the Queen wants us to lead with integrity and authenticity, making sure we don’t settle for anything less than true intimacy and acceptance.


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 Queen Of Swords has helped you.

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