Eight of Swords Tarot Card

Eight of Swords Tarot Card
Tarot Card Meanings: Tarot Reading and Understanding The Eight of Swords Tarot Card

The Eight of Swords indicates that you may have lost sight of your path. You may feel trapped and helpless. In this case, the swords represent the fears that are caging you in.

Upright Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
In an upright position, the Eight of Swords indicates that you may be feeling trapped. Often, these feelings are of our own making. The Eight of Swords represents anxiety, fear, and restrictions that are self-imposed. You may feel that you can not work through emotional blocks or that you are trapped in your current situation. In some cases, this can refer to issues surrounding your ability to communicate your feelings. This may be a period of confusion and uncertainty. However, the Eight of Swords reminds us that we have the capacity to free ourselves at any time.

In many circumstances we have a fear of the unknown and the best approach would be to keep an open mind. Be willing to attempt something new and affirm your ability to assert yourself when necessary. Your own lack of confidence is causing you to feel limited. On some level, you may be in denial. This is the time to open your eyes and look at the truth. If necessary, seek advice. In a  Tarot reading, the Eight of Swords is a reminder that the situation you are in will, ultimately, pass. Be willing to take your power back by getting into action.

In Love Tarot readings, the Eight of Swords refers to feelings of confinement within a relationship.

  • Restriction
  • Living in denial
  • Illusions
  • Unwillingness to face truth

Reversed Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meanings in a Tarot Reading
When the Eight of Swords comes up reversed in a Tarot reading, its Tarot meanings can indicate that there will be an emotional release of some kind. Denial is replaced with awareness.  Impediments will now be cleared away. Anxiety and stress will quiet down. You are now able to perceive your situation with clarity. You can now follow through with appropriate action and you are capable of walking through your fears. This is a time of personal empowerment. You can assert yourself with confidence. Negative thinking is replaced with positive thinking. New doors will open. You are now free to do what you choose.

  • Breaking away form a restricting circumstance
  • Facing the Truth
  • Self-expression
  • Emotional release

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