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Eight and Ten

The swords appear to be focused and balanced.
The crescent moons forming the hilts also appear in the background design, symbolic of and suggesting that the issue of spiritual enlightenment is of particular importance. In the ten, four of the sword hilts line up with the background crescent moons.
In the ten the lower two swords are parted to reveal the water lily [almost completely covered in the eight]. The water-lily is symbolic of peace and re-birth.

The Eight relates to Justice and The Star
The Ten relates to The Wheel of Fortune and Judgement

I see both of these cards to be concerned with purity of thought and hope.
The balanced and focused thinking of the eight is carried through to the ten.
By the time the ten is reached, the purity of thought has started to lead towards spiritual enlightenment and there is hope for better to come.
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