eight of wands

Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning- Swiftness

Upright Keywords: Fast paced change, action, alignment, air travel, speed, movement, short endurance,

Reversed Keywords: Frustration, resisting change, internal alignment, delays, holding off, moving backwards, stagnation, aimed too high 

The Eight of Wands shows eight wands flying across the card. This is a card of movement. The sky in the background is bright, but not sunny. It also isn’t dark. The wands have leaves of growth on them.

8 of wands

Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

The Eight of Wands is all about moving forward. This movement is quick. There is a lot of activity happening, make sure that you don’t miss it. The energy of this card gives you the boost that you need to go after your goals at a quicker pace than normal. Although you might find it hard to keep up, go with the flow. Let it propel you forward. If you try to slow things down, you may waste an upcoming opportunity.

The energy behind the Eight of Wands is pushing you towards your goals. Make sure that you remove distractions and align your resources to devote yourself to this task. You can be highly productive in a short amount of time.

When the Eight of Wands shows up it could also mean that there is a message coming your way that will bring good news. 

Alternately, the Eight of Wands can also represent air travel, but something short term as the energy of the card isn’t something sustainable for the long term. Think vacations or multi stop tours, where you are continuously moving.

eight of wands reversed

Eight of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Meaning

The energy of the Eight of Wands reversed suggests that things have become stagnant or stale. Energy is no longer moving forward. It may even feel like things are moving backwards. The things that you felt were moving along quickly, now don’t seem to be moving at all.

There may be a blockage or a delay that needs to be worked through before you can move forward. What can you do to release this blockage to be able to move forward again?

Sometimes the reversed Eight of Wands can be saying that you are too distracted by things that are not in alignment with your goals. You’ve lost focus on your path and need to reconnect with your goals.

Time Period: November 22-December 1; Jupiter in Sagittarius (1st decan of Sagittarius)

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