Tarot Cards Meanings - The Suit of Swords - The Eight of Swords - meaning in detail

The Eight of Swords - tarot card meaning in detail

The Eight of Swords The Lord of Shortened Force

Numerical Value: 8
Astrological Associations: Capricorn, Virgo, Mercury, Saturn

Full Meaning

The Eight of Swords is a card of restriction and feelings of being trapped by circumstances. It is possible that you may find yourself in a catch twenty-two situation where you almost feel as if you are "damned if you do" and "damned if you don't." The Eight of Swords Is also indicative of people who may be envious of you and it also symbolizes self imposed restrictions and isolation. Should this be the case then the advice here is to not lose hope because progress in your situation can be achieved. Just because you may think that you are not going to achieve your desired outcome does not necessarily mean that you won't. This is a card of being aware of your circumstances and keeping the faith. Once you have managed to free yourself from any restrictions or negative circumstances you will feel a renewed sense of purpose.

Traditional Symbolism

A woman, bound and hoodwinked, with the swords of the card about her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary durance than of irretrievable bondage.

The Eight of Swords summary.

The Eight of Swords Card illustration.

The Suit of Swords.