The crescendo of Wands energy can be intense; sometimes too intense. The Ten of Wands energy is the feeling of taking on too much. This can be a good problem if we have taken on things that we are passionate about and love doing. However, it can still lead to exhaustion, a sense of martyrdom and feeling pressured and stressed.
The problem that Rachel Pollack describes in 78 Degrees of Wisdom is the intense fire of Wands without the grounding energy of Pentacles, the thinking activity of Swords or the emotional warning system of Cups can lead to taking on too much.
Although this figure carries a heavy burden, that he may even drop, he has almost reached his destination. If he can keep his head down and push forward he will make it to his goal. But no doubt that he will be burned out and exhausted once he gets there.