Now that's what you call getting stabbed in the back. The swords tear the man 10 new asses. This is one of the most evil signs in all the tarot deck. Extreme wrath is not holy. It is unholy unless Jehovah goes before thee in wrath. Running down the base of his skull down the back of his leg are 10 fatal stab wounds.
This is an obvious case of extreme overkill. In the tarot reading it represents somebody going way over the top or crossing the line way too far. The excessive nature of the punishment enacted in this scene should seem vile unto thee.
Sunset looms on the horizon and the sea is dead still. If the Death card was not supposed to mean actual death, the combination of it with this card just might. Black clouds hang overhead, symbolic of a heavy burden to bear.
Upright keywords: death, miscarriage, back-stabbing, excessive force, overkill, extreme, annihilation
Reversed keywords: advantage, profit, success, favour, authority, power (but any of these is only temporary)