The phrase Suit of Rods refers to Tarot cards. The Tarot shows the Rods in a series of varied interactions with people, symbolizing different meanings and values.
Most apt to this particular work would be the Ten of Rods. “On the Ten of Rods we see a bent figure trying to carry ten heavy poles. They are ranged so closely in front of him that he can’t even see where he’s going. Nothing exists for this man except his burdens and responsibilities(…) The Ten of Rods can be a sign that you are pushing yourself too hard. (…) you need to lighten up for the sake of your health and well-being. Cut back, and take on only those activities that give you pleasure. (…) Let others help you. You don’t have to handle everything yourself” (Learning the Tarot by Joan Bunning).