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Ten of Swords

A man lies dead at the bottom of a stone staircase, impaled by ten swords. The sky is dark and stormy and a large black dog snarls down at him.

My Interpretation: Tragedy and loss.

Pain and misfortune may strike. Our hopes and dreams may fail. Mortality is inescapable. This card also indicates an ending - it could be that a period of misfortune is coming to a close

(Reversed: Short-term success, financial benefit).

Edit notes: Different to v1.0 card as I've added more symbolism to assist readers and made it far more similar to the Rider-Waite card. The main difference between this and the RW card is that I've added winter-bare trees and a snarling black dog, and the man lies on his side rather than his face - but I think the card should still be readily recognisable to RW readers.

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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