In-depth meaning: The suffering of the Subject inherent in this card is similar to the Three of Swords and they will feel upset, hurt, exposed and even heart-broken. But, with the Ten of Swords, the Subject has gained understanding and acceptance that they may have been wrong or that they have been in denial about it. Whether a forced change or not, this is the bitter ending of a situation.
The message with this card is that, now the truth of the situation is faced, it has to end. The Subject will be able to set new challenges and embark on a new, happier life, free from the hurt and anxiety depicted in this card. Things will start to get better, one day at a time. The Subject should dedicate their time and energy to what is before them, new horizons, rather than on what has passed which will hold them back.
Notes on the image: All the Swords are pointing inwards and down, there is no escaping the sad end of a given situation. The clouds are heavy and turbulent indicating stormy times. But the tens are a completion number – this situation is over. It is time to start looking ahead.