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Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords is the eighth card in the Swords suit of the Minor Arcana.

Card meaning

The imagery of the Eight of Swords often depicts a woman who is blindfolded and bound, surrounded by eight swords that are implanted into the ground around her. Despite her bindings, the ground in front of her is clear, indicating that she could potentially find a way out if she tried. The setting can sometimes be barren or feel restrictive, amplifying the sensation of being trapped.

The Eight of Swords suggests feelings of entrapment or confinement, often more mental or emotional than physical. It indicates self-imposed limitations or a victim mentality where one may feel bound by circumstances, but in reality, there might be a way out if only the person can shift their perspective. The card encourages introspection and the examination of one’s beliefs and self-imposed restrictions. It’s a call to face fears and understand that the main thing holding someone back might be their own thoughts or attitudes. While external circumstances might be challenging, the card suggests that a change in mindset can lead to liberation.

Look beyond self-imposed limitations and seek a fresh perspective.

Someone who often feels restricted, trapped by their own thoughts, or overwhelmed by perceived limitations. A person who may struggle with a victim mentality.

Fool card about Feelings

(Relationship, Love)

In the realm of love, the Eight of Swords suggests feeling trapped or confined in a relationship, possibly due to fear or insecurity. There may be a perceived lack of options or a fear of leaving or changing the current situation. For singles, this card may hint at being blind to potential love opportunities due to past hurts or self-imposed limitations. The card calls for self-reflection and understanding one’s own role in any feelings of entrapment.

Card about Health

Health-wise, the Eight of Swords can indicate feeling trapped in a particular health routine or mindset, thinking there’s no way to improve or change a situation. It’s a reminder to seek second opinions, explore alternative treatments, and remember the power of the mind in healing.

Tarot Card in Finances

Financially, the Eight of Swords indicates a sense of restriction or feeling trapped in a financial situation. There might be a feeling of not seeing a way out of debt or monetary constraints. However, the card suggests that solutions might be closer than one thinks, and it might require a fresh perspective or seeking advice.

Jobs: Therapists, counselors, crisis negotiators, or any profession dealing with mental or emotional constraints.

The Eight of Swords signifies self-imposed limitations and the need for perspective.

General meaning: Entrapment, Limitation, Fear, Restriction, Isolation, Blindness, Victimhood, Stagnation, Hopelessness, Dependency.
Places: Places that may feel confining or restrictive, such as prisons, rehabilitation centers, or even certain restrictive work environments.

Reversed Card

When reversed, the Eight of Swords signals a release from restrictions, newfound clarity, or the realization that one is not as trapped as they thought.

Numerological vibration : 8
Card number: 8
Type pf Suit: Swords
Other names: Restriction, Confinement, Self-limitation.

Remember to have your own interpretation. Focus and feel individual energy that flows from the Tarot Card.