A tarot reading, whether it’s performed by you or by someone else, can give you a lot of great insight into your future. Unfortunately, however, your readings aren’t always going to tell you what you want or are hoping to hear. No matter how you try to spin it, some readings indicate that bad luck or a dark period is on its way. When that happens, all you can do is make the best of the situation. Hopefully, it won’t happen to you anytime soon. You’ll likely know if it does, however, because your gloomy reading will probably include one of these “cards of doom.”
The 10 of Swords
The 10 of Swords is a pretty unmistakable card. Regardless of the type of deck you’re using, it features a man lying face-down and with ten swords in his back. When you see this frightening and often startling card, it’s usually an indicator that you are likely going to suffer some unwelcome surprise in the near future. Whether it’s a failure at work, the sudden breakup of a relationship, a natural disaster, or anything in between, these cards typically indicate that something untoward is coming your way. On the other hand, though, the card sometimes means that something bad has already happened- usually that you’ve been “backstabbed” by someone you cared for. Either way, this card doesn’t indicate happy times, so if it crops up in your reading, brace yourself for the worst.
The Tower card often features some pretty frightening illustrations. More often than not, the tower is being struck by lightning and bombarded by flying objects. Your first instinct when you see this card might be to panic, but panicking isn’t going to do you any good. Remember, the point of a tarot reading is to help you remain prepared and levelheaded for whatever lies ahead. So, while the card does often mean that something is going to come out of the blue and shock you or shake up your world in some way, just be grateful that the card has given you a little bit of a “heads up” about this event and that you won’t be taken completely by surprise.
No list of “bad cards” would be complete without the oft-feared and highly misunderstood Devil card. Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of this card does not mean that you are going to hell, that you are going to die, that you have done something evil, or anything of the sort. What it does mean, however, is that there is some kind of negativity in your life. Perhaps you are ensnared in an addiction or soon will be. Maybe you’re letting fear control you. Perhaps you’re being self-destructive, or maybe you’re surrounding yourself with negative people and influences. The Devil card should serve as a warning to assess your own life and to make changes as you see fit.
In fact, that’s really the deal with all of these cards. While they may seem “bad,” they’re only as bad as you allow them to be. If you heed their advice, examine your own life, and make changes and adjustments accordingly, you might just find that these so-called “bad cards” have actually done you a favor!