THE TEN OF WANDS, LORD OF OPPRESSION

Saturn in Sagittarius, four elements in Malkuth

   Your ally is carrying ten wands in a fan-like formation. Bent over by the burden, your ally plods forward, his vision at least partially blocked. Despite the obvious difficulty of his task, your ally carries the wands forward in an orderly fashion. He is feeling the influences of the four elements and Saturn in Sagittarius. The spiritual impulses of Fire are being restricted by Saturn on the physical plane, causing a sense of oppression. Your ally has too much to deal with, but the discipline of Saturn enables him to manage his burden. Your ally shows the heroic determination and endurance necessary to complete worthwhile labors initiated by the fiery inspirations of the spiritual plane. Even though your ally demonstrates discipline and concentration, he can't see very far ahead, but he continues plodding toward a destination, his home perhaps, suggesting that his efforts are for more than just himself. The oppression stems from the demands of the physical plane combined with the sometimes overwhelming impulses from the element of Fire, and from the need to integrate all aspects of the self, including the energies of all ten spheres on the Tree of Life. Sagittarians especially have qualities that help them deal with these demands. They have profound and widely ranging minds, equipped with good judgment. They are strong-willed and good at organizing, a combination that gives them the ability to bring projects they undertake to a successful conclusion. Your ally is grounded and does not shy away from responsibility. He looks like a common laborer but he is comparable to a hero like Hercules as he manages the impulses of the spirit within the physical plane.

CORRESPONDING COLOR: Yellow.

QUALITIES: Experiencing the heroic determination and endurance necessary to complete worthwhile labors initiated by the fiery inspirations of the spiritual plane.

POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES: The Hinderers, The Concealers (Saturn).

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RELATED PATHS:

Wands:

The Page of Wands.
The Nine of Wands.

Connecting paths:

The World.
Judgement.
The Moon.

Astrological associations:

The World (Saturn).
Temperance (Sagittarius).