When reversed, the Ten of Swords indicates that you are currently fighting an inevitable conclusion, and in doing so, you’re only succeeding in making things worse for yourself. It may seem admirable to rage against the machine doing you harm, but at this point, it’s better to bow out and let things end gracefully. Sometimes, you have to let them happen before you can move on. If you’ve recently suffered from a bad situation, this may be a sign that you are still holding onto the wounds from it. Find the root of your pain and take steps to seek out the release you never had while the situation was occurring. Pain and sadness are transitory feelings, and if they are no longer serving you, then this is the sign you need to take steps to free yourself from them for good.