Birthcard Astrology: The 10s

playing cards - 10clubs10 of Clubs “The Mental Accomplishment Card”

The Ten of Clubs have come full circle in their quest for knowledge. They have a powerful mind and a consuming desire for more knowledge as well. In this life they must learn to regain the control over their mind which has developed somewhat of a life of its own. The best path back to self-mastery is to direct the mind into right motives and higher principles. Their Three of Hearts in Mars makes for emotional restlessness, which can be a strain on relationships. The strong desire for spiritual wisdom and study of spiritual philosophies will bring contact with many uplifting groups and will increase enjoyment of life.

The Ten of Clubs have good luck in work and labor relations and could do very well in the real estate business. Their Three of Diamonds Pluto Card signifies that in this life they will be doing much experimenting as they work towards finding out what really satisfies them. They often spend a lot of time deciding what is their life’s work. Once they decide, they can rise to the heights. Choosing things that allow for freedom and travel gives them the best results.

playing cards - 10d10 of Diamonds

“The Blessed Card”

This card sits in the very center of the Grand Solar Spread of cards, protected on all sides by Jupiter’s blessings. It is THE card of material opulence. With so many blessings, you might expect them to be generous souls, but that is not always the case. Many of them simply direct these blessings to the acquisition of more money and some of them even become ruthless in this regard.

Others, however, pay heed to their Queen of Clubs Karma Card, the Mother Mary card, and devote their talents and resources to helping the world. In this way they use their natural intuition and fulfill a desire for devotion and service. With their creativity and intelligence, they are always successful in whatever they undertake. Usually this power is directed towards business and gain. Many of them inherit or marry into wealth. If they develop their spiritual awareness, their later years will be filled with expansion of their mind and soul instead of doubt and indecision.

playing cards - 10s10 of Spades

“The Work Success Card”

Ten of Spades people can be very materialistic and workaholic types and when they are, their home life always suffers and they suffer with it. Home, family, and personal relationships are very important to them and so is their work. It all depends upon the individual as to what their main focus in life is. There are many spiritual influences present that can make these people the masters of their destiny and lead them to great heights in helping others, but there is also the pull towards material accomplishment that can blind them to their possibilities and limit their growth.

As spades they have the opportunity to transcend the material through spiritual awareness. There can be indecision about love and problems in marriage revolving around a fear of poverty. If they misuse the power given to them they can cause many difficulties in their personal lives. And yet, these people are capable of great, unattached spiritual love and can have everything they want if they look to their higher sides for direction and guidance.

playing cards - 10h10 of Hearts

“The Success with Groups Card”

Like the Ace of Hearts, these people have much ambition in their life and could stray off the path of truth as a result. However, they have already experienced the truth and have the knowing that is their birthright to guide them at each step on the way. They are creative and usually artistic. They are leaders, not followers.

They love children and groups of people that they may regard as their children. They are innovators and can make a great contribution in their chosen field as long as they exercise clarity in their judgment. Their motives can either be humanitarian or selfish, and this usually has a lot to do with their ultimate destination.

They are independent and often impulsive but this is usually kept in balance by their wisdom. They can make a unique mark on the world through the application of their inherent gifts. They are usually gentle and wise people – at least the wisdom is there. Their wisdom is their protector and guiding light.

More About the Tens

To truly understand the Tens, we must also be familiar with the Aces, because these two cards are very much alike and share important qualities. The Ten even has the familiar One in the front of its name. This alone should be a clue to the student of the cards as to the nature of the people of these cards. Like the Aces, Tens possess a lot of drive and ambition. Also like the Aces, Tens can be very self-centered or selfish. This can be evidenced further by the realization that all of the Tens have at least one Ace in a prominent position in their Life Spread. The10 of Hearts and the ten of Diamonds both have the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Diamonds in their Life Spread. The 10 of Clubs has the A of Clubs and the 10 of Hearts has the Ace of Hearts. These Aces cause the Tens to be on a soul search over the course of their life. They turn their attention upon themselves to find answers and reasons for the value of their life. To others, this can show up as selfishness. While they are focused upon their own feelings, thoughts, needs and desires, the Ten may not pay much attention to others in their environment. Indeed, many Tens look upon themselves as selfish, and it is an important personal issue that they must come to terms with during the course of their lifetime. Are they truly selfish? Is being selfish really a bad thing? Is there such a thing as good selfishness? Is there a way to balance out the needs of others with their own? These are all questions they must answer for themselves.

The main difference between Tens and Aces is the Zero after the One and what that represents. Just as an Eight is two Fours, the Ten can be looked upon as two Fives. Five being the number of experience, the Ten person has a great deal of experience they can draw upon for success. This Zero represents the experience of completing a major cycle of evolution, going all the way from the Ace through the Nine and now to the Ten,where a new cycle begins. However, in this new cycle, the Ten will carry with it all of the wisdom that was acquired in the previous cycle. This explains why the Tens have such a capacity for success in their life. All Tens have great success potential and many rise to prominence if that is what they desire. Their suit will tell us the main area of their wisdom and success in this lifetime. The 10 of Hearts has a command over people or children. The 10 of Clubs arrived here with a head full of knowledge to share with the world. The 10 of Diamonds can handle a business with ease, the larger the better, and the 10 of Spades has the drive to accomplish anything they set their minds to. They are unparalleled workers and achievers. Unlike the Aces, the Tens don’t have to learn very much to achieve success. They do like to learn new things, but they already possess a great deal of experience which they discover as they apply themselves to their careers.

The Zero is also the number we associate with the Joker. The Joker is the only card in the deck which has no personal identity of its own. Instead, the Joker borrows identities from other cards and can essentially become that card for whatever length of time he or she chooses. The Ten person also has this capacity to some extent. They have all the numbers from Ace through Nine already under their belt. They understand all the principles and abilities of these numbers and can implement their qualities at will. It is interesting to note that two of the Tens, the 10 of Clubs and 10 of Hearts have Jacks as their first Karma Cards. These Jacks act much like the Joker, the Joker being the Jack of all Jacks in the deck, or the super Jack. With Jacks as Karma Cards, and with the other Tens having Jacks in their Life Path, we see that Tens and Jacks have some strong connection that may further connect them to the Joker and its propensity for multiple personalities.

The downside of being a Ten is that they can become obsessive with respect to something about their suit. The 10 of Hearts can be obsessed with their families, or with their audiences if they are performers. The 10 of Clubs have difficulty sleeping at night because their heads are so full of thoughts and ideas. The 10 of Diamonds can make money the most important thing in their life and the 10 of Spades can be the world’s worst workaholic and type ‘A personality. This obsession can become destructive in some cases. Tens can be very ‘all or nothing kinds of people. When they pursue something, they go full tilt. Then they crash as they go to the opposite extreme. They can get hooked on harmful things because ‘all or nothing’ is an addictive-prone personality type.

We can relate Tens to the 10th house of the Astrological chart. The 10th house is governed by Saturn and is concerned with reputation and career. Many Tens, it will be noted, have either strong 10th house planets or planets in Capricorn, or they are aspected by Saturn in their natal charts. This creates a drive for prominence and achievement, and in some cases an emotional need for attention and recognition. It is part of the Ten’s life work to understand this drive and to come to terms with it. Yes, Tens can achieve great things, things that we may applaud them for, but the real question they must answer is whether they did it for the right reasons. Only they know the answer to this. If approached consciously, their work will bring additional happiness to them and those around them. If not, it will cause one problem after another and deprive them of the real goal for which they were working. Tens, like the rest of us, are seeking inner contentment and peace. In their case, this seems to come through the avenue of achievement, success, recognition and respect. Over the course of their life they will learn that even these qualities must come from within.

Text Copyright 1996 by Robert Camp – all rights reserved.










Text Copyright 1996 by Robert Camp – all rights reserved.