In the world of tarot, the ten of swords card is sometimes referred to as the 'darkest before the dawn' card. It often depicts a dead body with lots of blood and multiple swords stabbing into it. It's a very graphic symbolic image to denote when life has, well, got you down, so to speak. It feels to me that the month of february is that 'darkest before the dawn' image. Energetically. The good news when you pull this card in a reading is that it can't get any worse than it already is. And a new & better dawn is always coming next. So I call to the energy of march, bring it on!