Herbal Tarot - Ten of Wands - Prickly Ash Bark

Soaring Eagle

You can see the minor arcane cards in Constellation 1.

Description: A man is carrying 10 staffs in a bundle on his shoulder. There is a large sprig of prickly ash over his head. There are mountains in the distance.

Significant Details: The staffs symbolize strength of will. Prickly ash symbolizes pain relief.

Keywords: Burdens, Exhaustion, Feeling overwhelmed, Self-Sacrifice

Medicinal Uses: “Prickly ash bark is a Native American remedy for toothache and rheumatic pain.” It is stimulant and counter-irritant. It stimulates digestions and circulation. It is also used for weak digestion or colic. Externally, it is used for poor circulation, and is also used for rheumatism. American Nature Guides Herbs by Anna Kruger.

My Interpretation: You may feel overwhelmed or exhausted by burdens. Allow yourself to relax and this cycle will end, thus beginning a new cycle.

Number Significance: 10 - End of a cycle, Beginning of a new cycle. The 10 of Wands is ruled by Saturn in Sagittarius. The Tens are in Constellation 1 with I Magician, X Medicine Wheel, XIX Sun, and the Aces. 1 – Communication; Self consciousness; Individualization; Self-expression; Initiative; At-one-ment; Originality.

Thoughts/Points to Ponder: This man seems burdened by his load, but if he would sit and rest, it would not seem like such a burden.