The ten of diamonds is one of my favorite cards to see in a layout especially if it is the last card in a fan of three or at the end of a row.
The pictorial decks of Lenormand, Zigeuner and Sibilla style cards give you an advantage by absorbing the scene and getting the gist of the cards even if you have no knowledge of them.
There is a universal understanding about “numbers” and the properties of each number.
Tens are about the closing and opening of doors to that particular field it represents, diamonds/spades/hearts/clubs. The bridge to change.
No matter whose system of standard card divination you incorporate into your method of reading, if you know the basics of Numerology you can give a fairly good reading.
The systems created by other talented card readers are rooted in Astrology, Numerology & Tarot (in many cases).
10 of diamonds is a card of financial comfort or abundance card. Going through the Ace all the way to the 9 and ending up at the 10. In our handed-down meanings of playing cards from Eastern Europe the 10 of diamonds was always considered lucky.
Bo Derek was a “10″, she wasn’t a 9. On a scale of 1 -10, ten being the best or most intense as in pain management, the scale is not 1-9. That tells you something about the symbolism of 10.
10 is the end of the cycle. The end of the financial cycle, meaning that you may enjoy the benefits of the financial comfort suggested within this card, but should also know – it will change. As in the Tarot Wheel of Fortune (#10), change is the next progression of the cycle.
Diamonds are sometimes associated with the pentacles of Tarot and the pentacles represent the tangible world. The world of physical results. When you see the 10 of diamonds topping (last card) other cards whatever is the theme of those other cards will end on a very positive note.
If the cards are about work, the 10 points to a financial progress and attainment of goals.
If the cards are about romance, the 10 suggest that money is a factor or issue within the relationship
When the cards point to difficulties, the 10 offers improvement and even if there is illness or tragedy involved, there will be a richness within ones heart. Or there can be a financial advantage as the ending result.
When the cards point to business- there will be major success and more assets than liabilities.
In some system of regular card divination, clubs rule the financial world. I think that when you “train” your cards to depict certain meanings, that stays with the card. I find that some of the Sibilla and Lenormand cards are not true to the universally accepted meanings of numbers.
When you combine the meaning of a diamond and the meaning of the number 10 -you have one aspect of the 10 of diamonds. Where it gets interesting is when other meanings are assigned to this card.
It is the completion of something tangible, solid, real- that opens a vast horizon of probabilities.
“However, Universally the number 10 remains a 10.”