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Eight of Swords Tarot Card
Symbolism in Eight of Swords tarot cards
Symbolism is from Rider Waite Deck.
The eight swords pointing downright symbolise the woman’s fears that are causing her to stay passive. Three of them are to the woman’s right symbolising her fear of becoming broken-hearted (see three of swords) and five swords are to her left symbolising her fear of becoming defeated (see five of swords).
The rope tying her up and her blindfold symbolise her confusion and inactive state.
Grey sky, town in the distance, uneven feet
The grey sky symbolises a lack of optimism. She is standing all alone far away from the town in the distance, symbolising her isolation. Her feet are on uneven ground symbolising her fear of moving forward.
Eight of Swords tarot card and Astrology
Eight of swords tarot card meanings upright
Eight of swords in a general reading
Eight of Swords tarot card denotes being stuck and unable to move on due to confusion and not knowing what is going on. Often people draw this card when their own gut feeling is being overruled by other people. If Eight of Swords shows up with the Devil then your fears are stopping you from seeing clearly. The Devil can also represent incredibly strong-minded people who are forcing their beliefs on you, leaving you doubting yourself. Eight of Swords combined with Seven of Swords denote you are being kept in the dark about certain matters, the other cards will tell you which these matters are.
Eight of swords tarot card often shows up when the Seeker is meant to hold off making any major decisions, as the seeker does not yet have all the information, and the best outcome will eventuate by outside forces.
Eight of swords in a love reading
In a love reading, Eight of Swords tarot card can mean the Seeker is just about to meet the love of their life (if the Seeker is single). They will meet someone when they least expect it. If the Seeker is in a relationship, Eight of swords indicates the Seeker wants to take the relationship to the next level, but the time is not yet right to move forward.
Eight of swords in a career reading
In a career reading, Eight of swords tarot card indicates work with people who have problems with communication, such as speech pathologists, special aid therapists, and support workers. Eight of swords can also mean the Seeker is unsure about what career is best for them, or how they can advance in their chosen field.
Is Eight of Swords a Yes or No in Tarot?
Eight of swords tarot card is most likely a No in a yes/no question.
Eight of swords as feelings
Eight of swords as feelings speak of the Seeker feeling trapped and confused. What they thought would happen, did not happen, and they are wondering what is actually going on. The Seeker could be manipulated by someone and/or they are unable to see the best way forward. If you are asking how someone is feeling about you, Eight of swords can mean this person is feeling confused about where they stand with you. This person could be confused about their feelings and is not sure what they want deep down.
Eight of Swords as Personality types
Eight of swords as a person denotes someone who is very cerebral. They often get lost in their heads and are unable to see the bigger picture. It is not uncommon that they get fixated on non-important details and issues. Their prioritisation is often poor and they become confused as a result. Eight of swords people often feel misunderstood, and they make snap judgments. This is someone who has a pattern of misconception and misapprehension in all areas. They focus on appearance and image over substance and truth.
Eight of swords tarot card meanings reversed
Eight of Swords tarot card reversed indicates a person who is unable to move forward due to self-doubts, fear, and isolation. The person knows the way forward, yet chooses to stay put, escaping in their own heads. This card often shows up when the seeker wants to return to an earlier stage of their life. They are unhappy with their current situation and want what they had in the past.
Eight of Swords reversed as Personality types
Eight of swords reversed as a person denotes someone who is prone to self-sabotage. They are trying to redeem themselves but find it hard to move forward. Eight of swords people don’t always know the difference between right and wrong, and they often take the easy way rather than the right way. When it is less negative, Eight of sword reversed can speak of someone who is afraid to grab the opportunities that come their way.
Eight Of Swords Tarot Card Combinations
Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of swords:
8 of swords + The Magician: Receiving mixed messages.
8 of swords + The Emperor: Unpredictability. Unfinished business.
8 of swords + The Hanged Man: Fear of upsetting others.
8 of swords + The Devil: A limiting situation. Jail. Isolation.
8 of swords + The Moon: Leading astray.
8 of swords + Two of wands: Two bad choices.
8 of swords + Four of wands: Worrying about what others think.
8 of swords + Six of wands: Wanting to be popular. Trying to be cool.
8 of swords + Ten of wands: Escaping at work. Workaholic.
8 of swords + Ace of cups: Disbelief.
8 of swords + Two of cups: Miscommunication in relationships.
8 of swords + Six of cups: A difficult childhood.
8 of swords + Seven of cups: Being easily led into others’ agendas. Online grooming.
8 of swords + Queen of cups: Writer’s block. Creative blocks.
8 of swords + Three of pentacles: Unhappy at work.
8 of swords + Four of pentacles: Financial lessons. Feeling poor even when you have plenty.
8 of swords + Five of pentacles: Low self-esteem.
8 of swords + Knight of pentacles: Applying for other jobs.
8 of swords + Ace of swords: Changing your mind.
8 of swords + Two of swords: Afraid of upsetting others.
8 of swords + Three of swords: Fear of getting hurt.
8 of swords + Seven of swords: Being deliberately misled.
8 of swords + King of swords: Can mean Autism.
Eight of swords tarot card meanings summary
Eight of swords tarot card often shows up in a reading when someone has a learning difficulty, a mental block, aphasia, dysphasia, autism and/or other brain disorders that interfere with how the person is communicating. This card shows up when someone has difficulty understanding someone else’s behaviour. This is the card for miscommunication. It is difficult moving forward when there is a breakdown in communication. Eight of swords can also denote that someone has a hard time dealing with criticism and they are internalising the criticism which ends up interfering with their mental state. The Eight of swords tarot card shows up when we must be more gentle with each other. Use kind words.