Overwhelming Despair

Overwhelming Despair in a dream has just got to be the worse torment one can endure.  They occur on those nights when you go to bed without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  When your awake situation only brings you strenuous effort, you are going in the wrong direction.


Overwhelming Despair
Overwhelming Despair
Ten of Wands
Tarot of Dreams


“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


Overwhelming Despair

Overwhelming Despair during your dream time is an alarm signal from your unconscious mind.  Your unconscious is trying to tell you that you are in trouble during your awake life.  It is time for you to swallow your pride, call it quits, and move on from there.

Hello, fellow Tarot Readers and dreamers alike.  My name is Evergreen, of Tarot Reading By Evergreen.  Among the different kinds of Tarot Readings that I perform, is Tarot Dream Interpretations.   So I thought I would share with you what overwhelming despair means in a dream.

Overwhelming despair in Tarot Correspondence is The Ten of Wands.   Above is the Ten of Wands Card found in the Tarot of Dreams Deck designed by Ciro Marchetti.  In this Card, a person is bent and broken by the Ten lit Wands.

Wands as a tool

Wands as a tool come in pretty handy – generally speaking of course.  Wands represent the Element of Fire.  Moreover, a Wand is an energy enhancer that permits you to direct your energy, so to manifest your will upon your environment.  In other words, a Wand is used to transform something or a situation into something else.

However, ten Wands are too much of a good thing.  This amount of Wands used together, spells bad news for yourself.  Your unconscious is trying to tell you in your dream, that you are going off the deep end trying to do something during your awake life.

The Universe does not tolerate such an overwhelming change to the order of things.  When we modify ‘the proper course of events’, the Universe steps in to bring things back to the way they were meant to be.  In your dream, your unconscious is telling you that this is now happening in your life; things are going back to how they initially were supposed to.

Your world is falling apart

Your world is falling apart right before your eyes.  You wanted to do something, but it is not working out.  Moreover, now, your pride is in the way of finding true independence and success in your awake life.

It all began back when you needed to go out in the world so to make your luck in life.  You became passionate about making it happen for you.  It became your goal in life.  However, it soon became all too encompassing.

Now, you are forcing yourself to continue with it.  This, even if it is over your head.  This, even though you have reached your maximum potential in that.  You now have begun to feel it tumbling down!

Some issues are far too complicated, and they provoke much doubt within you.  You have already put in much energy, effort, and time.  Your apprehension of letting goe is warranted.  You can see yourself starting to let go of your dream in life and vision for yourself.

Forcing is never good

Forcing is never good for no one.  The more you force yourself to do something, the more it spells failure.  You would be happier doing something that is second nature to you.

Do not force yourself.   You expect way too much of yourself.  Your pride is in the way.  If you are not happy doing something, don’t make other people unhappy because of it.

Anybody in the same shoes as you would bend and break.  When you become overwhelmed by the task at hand, it means that you have taken it as far as you can.  It is time now for you to cut your losses.

Getting back on your feet

Getting back on your feet is what is required of you now.  It is hard to get back up and stand on your own two feet again.  Even though things seem utterly hopeless right now, it is when we think that we have lost everything that we can look up to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It may seem as if you are forever permanently knocked out of commission, but you are not.  Let the Element of Fire transform this bleak situation into one of hope!  Accept that you are powerless over this loss; absorb the damages, and turn it into the best thing that ever happened to you.  You now know the difference between actually being able to and not being able.  You were going in the wrong direction, now start going in the right one.

Going in the right direction will change your world!  Instead of being enslaved and tormented by your goals in life, you will be free to start anew.  You will be free to start again by doing something that will make you happy.

You know what they say!  They say do not conjure something you can not send back.  You feel crushed!  So send back your doubts to once they first belonged.  Find your sense of Equilibrium by finding something new that would “spark” a brand new reason for living.  Something to which you would not become its slave.

Overwhelming Despair enslaves and torments the soul.  When the night has come, hope for a better tomorrow.  Moreover, make it so.

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