Ten of Swords (R) - Examine things from every angle and thoroughly pin down all the aspects of your situation. You are blocking reality, seeing only what you want to see. Fearing that everything is going to come tumbling down around you. Stretch yourself in your search for knowledge and with diligence you will develop wisdom. When you are coming out of a bad situation - expect new and positive vibrations! A Karmic lesson has been completed and there will be steady improvement now. When you are suffering from the aftermath of deep personal hurt - you need spiritual guidance. Go deep within and seek "inner" counseling - allow yourself to experience the peace - let go and rest in the presence of your "inner" strength. You are never alone and you can trust in the assurance of their guidance and protection.

Here are mental conclusions that are not correct in the given situation and the struggle of the ego continues against the input of the intuitive/spiritual. At an extreme, the ego can be very much out of control and causing damage to yourself and others. Mental immaturity. Old-fashioned, raw egotism. Little or no mental longevity, lack of identification with universal mind.

Questions to Answer: In what way are you feeling paralyzed or unable to act? Where do you feel that you have no choice? What are you being forced to accept? What is being sacrificed? What problem can you now let go of? By totally accepting defeat, what are you now free to do?