The Ten of Wands card shows a man who is burdened by the weight of a bundle of sticks that he is carrying on his shoulders, to a town which is only a small distance away. The man seems to be bent which shows that he is getting weighed down by the heavy weight of the sticks that symbolizes that you have taken so many responsibilities on your shoulder that now you can feel the burden of those duties. But you need not worry as the goal is just nearby and all the weight will be released once you reach your destination.
The Ten of Wands generally represent burden, extra responsibility, hard work and completion; all of which are symbolic of the tiredness that you are feeling currently. The Ten of Wands is a sign that you are about to reach your destination or you are nearing the completion of a project that has been running for long now. And even though you may feel weary and tired because of the load of the extra responsibility, you should not give up.
In a tarot reading, when the Ten of Wands surfaces in upright position then it is a sign that you are pushing too hard to reach your goals and that it's now time for you to lighten some weight and share the responsibilities. It may mean that because of the burden and weight of the extra responsibilities, you have lost sight of the final goal and have been rolled up in the burden. The card tells you to start focusing on your goal and work in that direction only and share your responsibilities with others to release your burden.
The Reversed Ten of Wands represents that you have too much responsibility and that is causing you stress. This card signifies that you are facing problems that may seem to have no solutions and even though you are working very hard, you are not getting any further towards your goal. You feel like you have no power to fight your destiny and you are just doing your duties without thinking what is it that you desire and you don’t have the energy to face the challenges coming your way. This card represents reducing your duties, letting go of what is bothering you and learning to say No when you don’t feel like doing something.
In Love and relationships, Ten of Wands means that you are facing challenges and problems in the matter of the heart. If you are in a relationship, then there are chances that the current state of your relationship might be overwhelming for you, adding up to the stress of the differences you are facing with your partner. Dating will not be fruitful or enjoyable for singles when this tarot makes an appearance.