Nine wands are held together by a tenth wand, curved and woven between them, holding them together. The fan of wands seems to bbe radiating outward from a rising sun and each of the wands are budding new leaves.
Wow, this card is a much more positive image of the 10 of Staves than the usual figure slogging it out to the end of a long, hard journey. Here, all those 'burdens' or desires are held together and the ten as a successful conclusion - shades of the Sun - are highlighted.
I described this as a sunrise, but I'm also thinking sunset... the old cowboy cliche where the hero saves the day and then 'rides off into the sunset', job well done and didn't quit until it was.
I like the way the wands are held together so that each stems from a single source (the sun) but stands on its own, knit together by the curved wand... the primary goal, curved because it has been adapted to bring all these concerns together as a strong united front. It speaks of keeping ones main purpose in mind and making sure that all the steps along the way work together rather than at cross purposes to it.. not getting lost in the weight and difficulty of each one, but seeing it through for the sake of what one really wants.
I'm writing this a day late because I was having a difficult day - painful joints and things to do that weren't exactly fun. On a brighter note, I've a houseguest this weekend and really just want to not have to do anything other than visit. But, we made a morning out of getting my errands out of the way, had a nice lunch out and with the hard stuff out of the way, enjoyed the rest of the afternoon.
If I'd put them off, they'd have hung over my head all day... so 10 of Staves... get it done and then go enjoy your free time.