Love Tarot and the Eight of Swords

Understanding the Eight of Swords in a Love Tarot Reading

In a love tarot reading, the Eight of Swords is a card that often represents limitation, restriction and the inability to see things clearly. Feelings of helplessness or defenselessness are frequently associated to this card. This can be particularly true in one’s romantic relationships. You may find yourself in a circumstance where you simply do not know how to handle the issues surrounding your love life.

The good news, however, is if you choose to step back and review your current situation, you are not as helpless as you imagined. Although your current circumstances can seem overwhelming, you can free yourself at any moment. In love tarot, the Eight of Swords tarot card encourages you to take your power back. You may have to put your emotions to the side. Your rational mind will be your best ally. If your emotions have been ruling you, it’s now time to use your mind to gain a better perspective.

It’s also important to explore if your need for security is inhibiting your freedom. It’s important to recognize if there is an over dependence on your love relationship. It’s not uncommon to lose one’s self in their relationship. This is the time to recognize that you do not need your relationship to be a whole person. Co-dependency can be a formidable trap and one of the most powerful ways to free your self is to become willing to live in the unknown. If you have been in your relationship for a long time, it’s perfectly normal to feel uncertainty and fear while going out on your own.

It’s important to note that just because you get the Eight of Swords in a love tarot reading it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to break up with your love interest. It’s more important to recognize that the restriction you may be feeling has more to do with yourself. You may need to ask yourself what is preventing you from being more independent. More importantly, this is the time to take a good look at what is and isn’t working in your current relationship. Are old habits preventing you from growing? Have you become too stagnant in your relationship and you are feeling stuck? Use this as an opportunity to explore what empowers you and become willing to delve into the unknown.

© 2010 All Rights Reserved. Images of individual tarot cards are from the Aquatic Tarot Deck created by Andreas Schröter and are used with his permission. They are for example purposes only.



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