Ten of Wands
This tarot card is the card of culmination. In a reading, it indicates the end of a long journey, filled with tribulations, but also with learning. This gets absorbed into our psyche, and affects our emotions to the extent that we are no more willing to see the positive side of life. We could be consciously blinding ourselves from the path, or we could be so worn out by the struggle, and so affected by our past actions, that we are taking time out to gather our wits. Sometimes, we could be unwilling to rid ourselves of whatever is weighing us down, and it is at such moments that we need to practice instrospection and consequently, detachment.
The biggest chunk of the Tarot deck, 56 of the 78 cards, comprise the Minor Arcana. 40 cards out of these fall exclusively under the Minor Arcana, while the other 16 also form a part of the Royal Arcana or Court Cards. If the Major Arcana can be said to convey the big picture, the Minor Arcana signifies the specifics in the life of a person. It is divided into four parts: The Suit of Swords signifies the realm of the mind and intellect, our decisions and insights. The Suit of Cups has to do with the things of the heart, things we love and care about. The Suit of Wands represents our power and life energy as applied to the situations and events we face in life. And lastly, the Suit of Pentacles represent our labours and the rewards we gain from them.