Ten of Swords
When the Ten of Swords is upright in a Tarot reading, it might mean you've hit rock bottom. After going through one setback after another, the appearance of this card may indicate that life has thrown its last punch and you can expect things to turn around for the better. The Ten of Swords card also makes an appearance when you feel the whole world is picking on you. This is the victim mentality, the persecution complex, the feeling that everyone is out to make your life as difficult as possible. This is when you feel that everything is hopelessly and unfairly dished out by fate. The appearance of the Ten of Swords card is an indication that you might enjoy playing the martyr. The Ten of Swords can also be an indication of a past sad event. This is the time to check your attitude because now is when things will start to pick up.
When the Ten of Swords is reversed in a Tarot reading, it can mean moving forward after painful events. It is picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and getting on with it. It can also indicate that difficult things from your past might be coming back into your life.