A full and complete answer to your question in ten cards lies below. First, observe the symbols and images in your tarot cards, then slowly take in the wisdom in your reading.
To interpret your ten cards, look for how many cards you have that are similar: major arcana, suits, numbers, themes, or how they might be different, and let your intuition draw the information together.
The Hierophant, traditionally titled Le Pape, is actually neither, for this is Tarot and formal titles and meanings are merely starting points. "The Hierophant" signifies tradition, in all its forms, active and passive, positive and negative. The answer to the card's meaning, like the vision of a prophet, may be told in words, but only truly known in the heart.
Knights are an example of the active process of the element of air. Knights are also associated with all the tales of leaving home and searching for adventure, battles, or whatever it takes to cross the threshold into adulthood. They are motivated to test their skills and have a steady focus on their goals. Being an air card in an air suit, the Knight is obviously action oriented. In this example, the Knight has paused to seek a respite from some nameless battle as he honors his guiding spirits of the air. He has entered a phase of high learning, using his mind to cut through the air of words.
The card in a reading may indicate that an appropriate mixing of ingredients pertinent to the situation at hand is either taking place, or is at this time needed. It may also be an indication that what is called for is that the individual is called upon to be him or herself!
The Two of Pentacles remind us how to adapt to change and to deal with all the dualities we have to face in our lives. By accepting all that is - light and dark, life and death, movement and stillness, male and female - and by using the means at our disposal, we can face all the fluctuations of life deftly and with a cheerful heart. The Two of Pentacles is a card of resourcefulness, which allows us to unite what might appear opposed, whether in our own minds or around us. It tells us that the earth might give us our foundation, but we need to rise above it in order to grow in body, intelligence, heart and spirit.
Desire, transformation, power. "I desire" says the King of Cups, and he can be aggressive, ambitious, and competitive in seeking his goals. He is emotional, passionate, and warmly sensual. In his heart his deepest desire is for spiritual liberation, both for himself, and those he intuitively knows strive within for a similar condition.
Misfortune, or at least the thought that all is falling apart. Excessive pain, be it mental or physical. Being a victim. Life loosing its meaning. Being vulnerable at the most, turning the other cheek as well. Martyrdom. Being at a point where things cannot get worse, only better.
The glasses represent the end of something good. If you look at this scene only through the fallen glass, only at the mess, you see the inverted pentagram; the lost beauty, the sadness. In stead you should try to see in this still life all the happy memories it represents. If the perspective is shifted and you look at the scene through the full glass, the pentagram is the right side up. Even an apple in the midst of a pentagram can just be an ordinary piece of fruit. If you just look at its symbolic value, you never see it for what it is. Everything is what it is, and bad omens originate in our own fears.
Eight of the nine drops are filled. The ninth is left empty save for a question mark. This is your wish card. This is your choice. What will you do with a free wish? How will you express yourself in this particular moment in time?
The Ace of Coins in a reading promises new beginnings in the physical world. Material success is implied by the coin that grows, large and golden, within this magic tree. Security and a sense of safety are also beginning to blossom here. Though the small den in the tree may be rudimentary, it is still a safe haven that will offer shelter from sun or rain and a safe place to sleep when darkness falls. The deeply planted roots represent the deep and abiding connection to the earth and provide the promise of stability that is the realm of the coins suit. Life, green and growing, is just beginning, from newly sprouted grass to the seeds that blow on the wind carrying within them the promise of life and renewal. In a reading, the Ace of Coins indicates the beginnings of prosperity, health restored, and a cozily secure, if unimposing home.
The Nine of Swords represents the dark hours of loneliness, grief and despair. It is not only about the one who has lost, but also about the one who is lost. Both suffer the pain of separation and it is in the still hours of the night that the memories surface unchallenged by the sunlight. It is an internal grief; yet the one who has lost will find what they seek if the search is continued. The swords appear to be confining, yet they do not completely close around the one who is lost. Once the daylight returns, the path through the swords will be revealed, and the one who is lost will find the way home.