Lord of Ruin – 10 of Swords – Golden Dawn

10 of Swords - Golden Dawn Minor Arcana

Golden Dawn title - Lord of Ruin

Divinatory meanings of Ten of Swords

Succumbing before the onslaught of inevitable forces, perseverance against great odds. Success at great price.

MacGregor Mathers

Tears, Affliction, Grief, Sorrow.


Passing Success, Momentary Advantage.

Astrological attributions

The third or Cadent decan of Gemini is ruled by Sun from June 11th-20th.

The Magical Image of the Third Face of Gemini in Picatrix

In the third face of Gemini ascends a man seeking for Arms, and a fool holding in the right hand a Bird, and in his left a pipe, and they are the significations of forgetfulness, wrath, boldness, jests, scurrility, and unprofitable words.

Picatrix commentary

Picatrix shows ruin arising from futile gestures rather than dealing with the situation.

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