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Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:


A quick turn of events.

Having visitors.

Going travelling.

Being in love.

The love of change and travelling.

Good fortune ahead.

Making your move.

Learning something important.


Slowing down.



Symbolism in Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands is one of the few minor arcana cards that doesn’t have people in (in Rider-Waite tarot). This to me symbolises the ‘losing yourself’ in the moment. The wands in the air indicate that whatever you are doing is completely absorbing your attention. The flight of the wands symbolises change and travel. The river symbolises flow and fertility. The green and hilly landscape symbolise growth and opportunities.

Eight of Wands tarot card and Astrology

Mercury (Magician) in Sagittarius (Temperance)

Eight of wands tarot card meanings upright

Eight of wands in a general reading

Eight of Wands tarot card speaks of swift action and progress. It often shows up when there is a visitor coming, or when the seeker is visiting someone. Travel of all kind is indicated. In romance, this card speaks of having butterflies and being in the early stages of falling in love. The seeker might not be getting much sleep and has loss of apatite due to the feelings of excitement.

Eight of wands in a love reading

In a love reading, Eight of wands tarot card denotes falling in love quickly and deeply. If in a relationship, this card denotes the couple will fall in love all over again.

Eight of wands in a career reading

In a career reading Eight of wands tarot card signifies careers in marketing, tourism and aviation. Eight of wands also speaks of quick progress in a career where the Seeker will have an opportunity to shine.

Eight of Wands as Feelings

Eight of wands as feelings denotes the Seeker feels excited. They have butterlies in their stomach and they are feeling energised and ready to live life to the fullest. If you are asking how someone feels about you, Eight of wands can mean this person has a big crush on you. In a relationship, Eight of wands speaks of blossoming up of romantic feelings.

Learn what Eight of wands tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands signifies someone focusing on their longtime goals and ambitions. They love change and travel often. There are no dull moments with Eight of wands people. When they are not busy traveling to far away places or visiting old friends, they are usually studying to achieve academic success. Study and travel are the two main focal points if you are an Eight of wands person. They live life in the fast lane and are fun to be around, but they are not easy to keep up with. You get glimpses of them from time to time before they disappear into the sunset towards their next adventure. They usually juggle many things at once and expect to see an immediate result. Patience is not their strong point.

eight of wands tarot card meanings


Eight of wands tarot card meanings reversed

Eight of Wands tarot card reversed indicates a lack of energy and lethargy and things are not moving in the right direction. There might be poor time management and delays. News and correspondence get lost. There might be disputes and jealousy among couples. Violence, warfare, theft and rapacity are also indicated when Eight of wands tarot card shows up reversed.

Personality types in reversed Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands tarot card reversed signifies someone who is channeling their energy in the wrong way. They often rush into things and seldom complete things. They are prone to accidents due to being hasty. They have issues with anger and jealousy. They are unpredictable and at times unstable. When they try to do good they end up being annoying. When they decide to surprise their friends and family they end up sabotaging instead. They need to learn how to be in the flow, rather than being on the path to disaster. They have no patience at all and end up snapping at everyone who is slowing them down. They are obsessed with their future and getting ahead, however, they often go in circles repeating the same patterns over and over.

Eight Of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of wands:

8 of wands + The Fool: Adventure travel. 

8 of wands + The Chariot: Life on the road. Public transport. 

8 of wands + Justice: Legal documents. 

8 of wands + Temperance: Long distance travel. 

8 of wands + The Star: Technology. 

8 of wands + The Sun: A fun holiday. 

8 of wands + Judgement: Music. 

8 of wands + The World: Education. 

8 of wands + Ace of cups: Finding love while travelling. 

8 of wands + Two of cups: Romantic holiday. 

8 of wands + Six of cups: An old flame resurfacing. 

8 of wands + Page of cups: Acting impulsive. 

8 of wands + Queen of cups: Creative travel. 

8 of wands + King of cups: Business travel. 

8 of wands + Ace of pentacles: Physical exercise. 

8 of wands + Four of pentacles: Refusing to take advice. Following your own rules. 

8 of wands + Five of pentacles: Travelling to a poor area. 

8 of wands + Nine of pentacles: Living in another country. 

8 of wands + Queen of pentacles: A receptionist. Administration. 

8 of wands + Ace of swords: Journalism. Publishing. 

8 of wands + Three of swords: String music. A short-term relationship. 

8 of wands + Six of swords: Following your joy. 

8 of wands + Page of swords: Receiving news over emails. 

8 of wands + Knight of swords: An adventurer. 

8 of wands + Two of wands: A navigator. 

8 of wands + Five of wands: Competitive sport. 

8 of wands + Nine of wands: Feeling run down. 

8 of wands + Ten of wands: Lack of structure. 

8 of wands + King of wands: An international business owner. 

Eight of wands tarot card meanings summary

Eight of wands tarot card can denote music, electricity, wi-fi; anything that travels through distances and makes us able to communicate with people far away. Eight of wands also denotes travelling, often air travel. It can mean having so much fun that you lose yourself in the moment and forget about your problems. Eight of wands is a wonderful card in a reading; it can even mean falling head over heels in love.

Learn the Meanings of the Suit of Wands Tarot Cards Here.

Learn the Meanings of Eight of CupsEight of Pentacles, and Eight of Swords

Learn the meaning of the Number 8 in Numerology Here.