Eight of Swords Tarot Card

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  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card is the next card of MinorArcana.Tarot cards are a form of divination, which literally means working with the divine, or your higher self, which is the ultimate purpose of tarot cards, just like yoga. The tarot is in essence a soul map, a deep psychological guide to self-empowerment. Playing with Tarot cards is a conversation with your higher self. The cards always work. It’s not magic—tarot cards are a sacred mirror. There are now thousands of types of tarot decks.
  • A traditional deck has 22 Major Arcana (or trumps) which are archetypal images. Four different card suits make up the Minor Arcana: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. Every one of these suits contains 14 cards: 10 numbered cards, and four cards called court cards that include the Page, Knight, Queen, and King. Each of these four suits represents a different area of your life, so you know where to direct this guidance when one of these cards shows up in your Tarot reading. There are 56 Minor Arcana cards, and sixteen Court or Personality cards; the Kings, Queens, Princes, and Pages. There are four elements or suits: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, with 10 cards in each. Above all, there are no inherently negative cards.

Below is The Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning: love, health, money, and Yoga. See also Guide to Tarot Yoga.Eight of Swords Tarot Card


The Swords tarot cards

  • The Swords cards are all about challenges. They can tell you when conflict and heartache are looming, and help you harness the strength of your mind. When a Swords card turns up in your Tarot reading, it’s likely you are facing a challenge or will come into contact with a forceful person or situation. The suit of Swords in a classic Tarot deck consists of 14 cards, beginning with the Ace of Swords and progressing upward through the 10 of Swords, then concluding with the four Court cards, the Page, Knight, Queen, and King of Swords.
  • Numerology: Eight (8) in Minor Arcana. Eights are cards of work and change. These cards tell you that the only way to get where you want to be is to change what you’re doing right now.

Eight of Swords Tarot Card DESCRIPTION: illustration, colors, and symbolism

  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card shows a woman bound and blindfolded. She is surrounded by eight swords, seemingly trapping her in place. Her arms are tied behind her and bound to her body with the same bandage she is blinded with. The swords around her seem to serve as a prison. But there is enough space in front of her to escape. It seems as if she is too focused on the painful past, leaving her unable to see a way out. The swords are a symbol of the limiting thoughts and mindset that prevent her from moving forward in her life. If she removes her blindfold, she will realize that she can escape. The water pool at her feet suggests that her intuition might see what her eyes cannot. So, refusing to take a step forward will only lead to more of what you are already facing.

A statement that represents Eight of Swords Tarot Card: I am always able to find a way!

Eight of Swords Tarot Card – IN GENERAL

  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card represents feeling stuck in a rut or repeating a cycle. The problems ahead of you may seem undefeatable, but there is always a way out. The card tells you that this exit path may not be easy. You will be feeling the pressure and may be in crisis or going through a dilemma or drama. The theme of this card is that you are the one keeping yourself in this situation. You are doing this through negative thinking. But you can take the blindfold off and walk away at any time. The way out is still available. Also, the Eight of Swords Tarot Card represents consequences and judgment which may take the form of trial by jury, imprisonment, and punishment.

What does the Eight of Swords Tarot Card mean UPRIGHT?

  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card in the upright position represents feeling stuck, trapped in a repeated cycle of feeling bound by outside forces. It signifies fear, terror, anxiety, and psychological issues. You might feel surrounded by danger. So, this could make you hesitant to make a move forward. This feeling of helplessness that you have, the feeling that you have no agency in your life, has played a major role in making your situation worse. Remember that there is always a way to overcome what bores you. Whether this is relationship problems, financial issues, or health declining, you can turn things around. These traps are things that you create yourself, so you can leave them if you put your mind to them. It is simply a matter of taking off the blindfold, seeing beyond the limited perspective, and recognizing that you have your internal power. Above all, you are the one who can fix what you acknowledge.

Eight of Swords Tarot Card meaning REVERSED

  • “Reversed tarot card” is a card that appears to be upside down from your angle of vision. The Eight of Swords Tarot Card reversed has more positive implications than upright. It represents overcoming obstacles, letting go of negative thinking, and moving forward. It signifies relieving pressure, releasing anxiety, and facing fears and truths. This is the card of self-belief, ignoring criticism, and taking back control.  You may be feeling clear-minded, mentally strong, and hopeful. This card indicates that you may find you are ready for healing. Or you are ready to ask for help and to overcome obstacles.  It can also represent a release from prison or the end of punishment.  You have come face-to-face with your fears and demons, and you have fought them well. The struggle is over and now is the time to enjoy what you have built.

What does the Eight of Swords Tarot Card mean in LOVE


  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card could mean that someone is feeling stuck in the relationship. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to break. The stagnation felt in the relationship could be in a variety of areas, such as communication or intimacy. You might consider talking to a therapist. The card can also signify a relationship in crisis, drama, or dilemma. In the extreme negative, it can indicate an abusive relationship as it feeling powerless and hopeless. Remember, some organizations can help you. If you are single, the card might represent the fact that you are waiting for a partner to come along and take all your hurt away. Remember that true happiness comes from within. There is no one else that can fulfill you if you don’t realize that you have the power to do so yourself. It is not a partner’s job to fix your life.  If that’s what you are waiting for you are likely to put potential partners off as they sense your desperation. Or you will attract the wrong type of relationship. Put yourself first and you will attract the person who is good for you.


  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card in a love context reversed can also indicate releasing your fears or anxiety about your relationship and overcoming obstacles. If you are in an unhappy or abusive relationship, this card tells you that you will escape from this relationship. The struggle will be over soon. The Eight of Swords Tarot Card love meaning can suggest that your perspective is changing now that you have a clearer and more objective understanding of your relationship. If you are single, the card reversed indicates that you may have let go of any fear or anxiety that had been holding you back from finding the right person for you. You should be feeling empowered and hopeful about love. Fear is holding you back from finding love. So, try to show some self-love and feel empowered. This will help you find the one.

Eight of Swords Tarot Card and MONEY


  • Eight of Swords Tarot Card in a career context might show that you are feeling stuck at the job you are in. So, the card is here to tell you that it is time to move on from this. You may be feeling powerless or hopeless to improve your situation at the moment. But you are the master of your destiny. If you hate your current situation that much, you do have the power to change it. Financially speaking the card denotes that you are feeling trapped by current debt or lack of resources. You may need to change your spending habits. If lack of money is causing you problems, get creative. There are many ways that you can do to make some extra money. Do not give in to fear.


  • In a career context, the Eight of Swords Tarot Card reversed can indicate that you may have learned to release your stress and fear about work. You should be having a much easier time at work. The card can also indicate that you may have left a career path that has been making you feel trapped.  Financially speaking the card reversed again indicates that you have released your worries or fears about finances. You are in a much more mentally healthy place. You may finally be learning to see all the possibilities that are available to you.

Eight of Swords Tarot Card and HEALTH

  • Upright: Eight of Swords Tarot Card in a health context, points to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The card is a sign of blindness or otherwise having trouble seeing because of migraines or blinding headaches. Our health issues are often caused by our emotions. So, it is important to find ways to distress so that we can deal with any health problems. Also, it is the card of weight loss. So if you are trying to lose some weight it is a very good card to get. This card can also be an indicator of eyesight problems.
  • Reversed: Eight of Swords Tarot Card in a health context, reversed can symbolize recovering from or overcoming mental health and anxiety disorders. It can also signify successful treatment of eye issues. Remember, if you are suffering from depression or feeling suicidal, there is always a better solution. Talk to a therapist or other mental health professional. You can confide in family and friends. You can come through this.

Tarot Yoga

  •  Yoga is an expression of body movement, breathing, meditation, and philosophy. Yoga and tarot heal the body by intersecting in multiple realms. They both create a bridge between your subconscious and conscious mind, use archetypes to reveal life lessons, work with the elements, serve as a guide for the appropriate practice, and help us cultivate our intuition and accomplish our life’s true self. Tarot cards are a divination tool made up of 78 images and qualities, split into 22 major arcana cards representing karmic lessons and 56 minor arcana cards representing day-to-day choices. Read GUIDE GOR TAROT YOGA.
  • If you pulled The Eight of Swords Tarot Card for your tarot reading, you should practice Mrigashirsha Mudra or Deer Head Seal mudra.
  • Want to keep learning the meaning of the Tarot cards with The Tarot Guide? Continue to the next card…Nine of Swords


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