8 of Swords

8 of Swords

Meaning

The 8 of Swords is never a welcome card in a reading. Nobody wants to not see something coming. This Tarot card is a message that some bad luck is on its way. Arrests or situations involving handcuffs even might be the bad news on its way. Either way, this is a simple card of bad luck, but usually, nothing life-changing. Maybe your car doesn't start when you go shopping one day, or you get a bill in the mail that you weren't expecting. The sword in the sand says, you are going to be okay, but you will feel like your hands are tied in a situation that is coming on.

Symbolism

The 8 of Swords depicts a woman standing in front of several swords while one is stuck in the ground. She is blindfolded and it even looks like she is restrained in some way. The message from this card is that obstacles are in your path when it comes to getting what you want. The blindfold suggests you may not see them, or may not see them coming. The hand restraints suggest that your hands are tied in the situation and there’s nothing you can really do to change events. The sword in the ground suggests, stand your ground anyway because you have truth on your side.

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