10 of Clubs birth spread
@astroalex So, 10 of Clubs. Often prominent and succesful people as you say, but above all: skilfull. They don´t always gain fame, after all one of 30 persons is a 10 of Clubs so there´s not room enough in the VIP-lounges for all of them. But they are always active and skilfull and there is a magician´s quality to them. Multitasking is there thing. Just look at Madonna: she sings and dances, she writes her own music and lyrics, she´s manages her own business succesfully, she acts, she´s into kabala and she´s a mother. Or a guy I told about in the forum a couple of weeks ago who also seems to be a 10 of Clubs (depending on his birth time), Jan Lindblad: He had a world record in juggling with balls, he was a professional whistler and a bird whistler, but above all he was a reknowned nature documentarists who inspired, among others, David Attenborough. Besides being a professional rope walker...
Spades are about life, to exist and to have a body. Hearts are about connections, relations. After being gifted with a body and relationships we need something to deal with the consequences. That´s where the club suit comes in. So anything that we use to manage life, in the outer world (work, business etc) or the inner (strategy and philosophy) are indicated by the clubs. Numerological wise 10 stands for "everything", it´s a smorgasbord of anything in that suit. So that alone explains why 10 of Clubs people tend to be so skilfull. They are free to use any club from 1-9. The Ace represents new ideas, the two connecting to knowledge (finding a library for example), three: independent thinking and expension of the mind, four: being secure in your knowledge, good foundation. Etc. Seven is the repairman; if something doesn´t work, Seven of Clubs (Ernst´s BC) finds the flaw and repairs it. Unsurprisingly the tarot card related to 10 of Clubs is the Magician, which should be seen more as a juggler though; a person doing tricks; and at least in the tarot deck of Marseille it´s rather a juggler that is depicted. So it´s more about skilfullness and multitasing than actual magic, although there is a truly magical potential too related to 10 of Clubs, as we will see later. 10 of Clubs knows how to focus on one ball at a time and not worry about those in the air.
The underlying card, an indication of a skill or talent that you bring from an earlier existence, something that you innately just have and probably never reflect upon, is Jack of Spades. The orphant card, giving the kind of independence that is forced on you by life. Mum and dad just died and you don´t have any other choice than to survive as best as you can - that´s the experience of Jack of Spades. Which really shines through in Madonna´s life, I think. As said, she prefers to manage her own business - after all, who can you ever trust?
The overlying card, indicating your natural tendency, what you are gravitating towards through life, and this I find kind of touching: 4 of Spades. A very simple card which is all about being secure in oneself. So out of the experience of being left alone in a hostile world (Jack of Spades) comes the experience of becoming a juggler, answering to the cravings of life being extremely active and in many fields. Working on a circus (Jan Lindblad litterarily did that), facing the audience night after night, finding no constant home (10 of Clubs often have a poor homelife as you will see). After that all you want is to relax in a safe place. And just being yourself. No more masks, no more show, "I am who I am." 4 of Spades is also a card of of authenticity, 4 of Spades has no need for to shine or be anything special. "I am who I am." The older you get, as a 10 of Clubs, the less is your need for to shine. Maybe you have already done that, earlier in life.
The Ecliptica card is complementary to the Birth Card, the latter indicating who we are, our essence, the EC telling us what path we have to walk. In the case of 10 of Clubs it´s a difficult one, but it´s a path that guides them to the 4 of Spades that they are finally here to become. It´s 7 of Hearts. 7 is Saturn´s number, meaning Game over. (Also an indication that it´s time to start all over, since the numbers leading to 7, from 1 to 7, sum up 28, 2 + 8 = 10, 1 + 0 = 1, so a 7 has inherently a 1, a new beginning within it.) Hearts represent emotional connections. So 10 of Clubs, you could say, is on the path of failing love. That´s of course only the worldly perspective, from a spiritual point of view it´s about overcoming the need for limited earthly love and acceptance of the cycles of life. Finding peace, even. (Which is a must for to become a successful 4 of Spades). The red sevens are related to the Death card in the tarot, so 10 of Clubs walk on a path of death. Meaning that they burn through tough experiences, especially in the heart´s field - just have a look at Madonna and her personal history. To be able to do that they have the most powerful helper on their Moon card - death himself, represented by the King of Spades. The Moon card is an indication of what we naturally attract but also how we adapt to our environment, and adapt it to us. King of Spades is one of the three extra powerful fixed cards and represents the final part of our lives, from decline to actual death (of the body or of the ego). Ernst relates it to Shiva. This means that death for 10 of Clubs tends to be a very natural thing and that they have a high capacity for dealing with losses. It also tends to give them a lot of charisma. I think it´s fair to say that you can see this death quality in Madonna´s performances, and as for my example Jan Lindblad he prefered to film the big cats on the ground, without any shelter or protection; you can also see him on youtube wrestling an anaconda.
So that, more or less is the foundation... But there are still eleven more cards to analyze, so there is a lot more to it.
There is a natural spirituality to 10 of Clubs, as indicated by their Uranus card, 7 of Diamonds. The Uranus card tells us about an undestructible part of us, something that has to shine through no matter what, and 7 of Diamonds is another red seven, aso nother death card. It gives a natural understanding for the limitations of this world (diamonds represent values and concrete things) and orients our minds - or beings - towards God. 7 of Diamonds is one of four double-faced, one could say, cards in the deck; it´s other aspect is 9 of Hearts, which stands for divine love. So the 10 of Clubs person knows intuitively that behind the many manifestations of life in this world, there is a more real world, and that there is love behind it. This makes it a lot easier to accept losses, of course. I guess 10s of Clubs often are the kinds of people that find an earthquake thrilling and refreshing.
Ten of Clubs have good clubs. Curiosity and inspiration, focus, is the foundation of their life strategy, as indicated by Ace of Clubs on the Mercury card. They have an easy time adjusting and rethinking, basically: they are intelligent, as indicated by 5 of Clubs in the Saturn position. They adapt effortlessly to new circumstances.
The Sun card is about "real" magic you could say. It´s 8 of Diamonds, and it´s the energy that rules their life more than anything else during their first 52 years of life. I wrote a little about this card in the text about QS. Eights are mirrors, diamonds are the concrete world; 8 of Diamonds lets the person manifest in the outer world what they have within. Often it´s seen as cheer luck, but it´s not, it´s a capacity that comes from being alined.
3 of Hearts in the Mars card - here they grow in love, develops connections to the outer world, be it to humans or to nature, or art. They want to know it all, to connect to everyone and everything.
10 of Spades on the Venus card - they look for authenticity in their relationship and are not afraid for problems or problematic people; rather they tend to attract them. Jan Lindblad literary raised two tigers at home in a Swedish forest. Venus is also an indication for homes, of course. Observe the beauty of the system, how the cards work together: With death (King of Spades) on your Moon card you are not afraid of challenges in the Venus field, logically. When your natural tendency in life is towards authenticity (4S as the overlying card) you learn through authentic people in your life. When your Ecliptic card is all about accepting love´s limitation, you need to experience Venus through hardships.
I´ll leave it there for now.
PD. While doing this it really struck me how well the circus metaphore mirrors this spread. Multitasking. A world of illusions (7D on the Uranus card) and magic (8D on the Sun card), love for the audience (3H on the Mars card), new tricks (A of Clubs on the Mercury card), the show must go on/adaptation (of the show) to all circumnstances (5C on the Saturn card), death awareness (King of Spades on the Moon card, 7H and 7D), living life to it´s fullest/a moment is a lifetime, constant break ups (7D on the Uranus card), living a relationship to it´s fullest/living a relationsship in the moment (to the audience) (7H on the Ecliptica) no cosy home (10 spades on the Venus card), depend on yourself/survival (Jack of Spades as the underlying card) and, as you get older: just wanting to sit in front of the fire being yourself, end of the show (4S overlying card).