Eight of Swords Upright: Significance for Love, Money, Profession, Health, Spirituality


Eight of Swords Upright Keywords:

bad news, strong disappointment, crisis, condemnation, interference from the authorities, conflict, slander; also a disease.

Eight of Swords Symbolism in Raider Waite Tarot Deck

Eight of Swords in Raider Waite Tarot Deck depict a  woman bound and blindfolded; swords surround her.

The Eight of Swords shows that we ourselves suppress some part of our personality. Often these are internal barriers or prohibitions that we usually set for ourselves, but prefer to find their cause in the environment. Such a typical position is “Yes, but …”, as Reverend Hayk describes it: “I would love to do this and that, but …”, “I would really like to have this and that that, but …, “I would be glad to become this and that, but …”. In this case, the only obstacle to our “I” to these beautiful things is actually only our own, but “. This card shows us that the limitations, difficulties and prohibitions that we feel like a hindrance do not belong to the outside world, but reflect only our own fears and barriers. In any case, the Eight of Swords warning ay that we suppress something in ourselves. Although sometimes it can only be a temporary refusal of something or a voluntary restriction based on completely reliable information.

Eight of Swords  Upright Meaning:

In a direct position, EIGHT OF THE SWORDS is affected by the Virgo, and the influence in the sharpest, sharpest form (SWORDS is the sharpest suit). EIGHT OF SWORDS symbolizes judgments, sometimes biased, criticism, meticulous control, censure, labeling, unenlightened opinion, distortion and profanation of words.

Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning:

In the inverted position the card is EIGHT. SWORDS may indicate betrayal that has occurred in the past, difficulties, hard work, depression, a depressed state of mind, anxiety, an accident. Stagnation, inability to act can also be marked by EIGHT SWORDS. It should be noted that the EIGHT OF SWORDS, both in the upright position and in the inverted, due to its connection with Scorpio, can indicate certain fatal, fatal factors. This is mental illness, captivity. (They interfere with you, interfere in your life.) The signal of the spiritual world, where wealth binds and blinds. All cases when one decides for the other.

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Eight of Swords Relation with Astrology

Saturn in 4 houses as a symbol of internal barriers. Pluto, Proserpine, Virgo, Scorpio, Houses of Sixth and Eighth.

Eight of Swords stands for Intervention, Obstacles

Eight of Swords represents The first decade of the Gemini from May 21 to May 31.

The sign of Gemini symbolizes the change of thoughts and the transformation of human intelligence as a whole, occurring at the moment of active interaction of consciousness with external material reality.

All three decades of Gemini are controlled by fire planets – Jupiter, Mars and the Sun, and the intelligence of this sign is always full of energy aimed at finding new ways.
Representatives of the first decade, first of all, are looking for new possibilities of thought in the field of inner vision, through mental imagination. This decade symbolizes the sublimity of the mind, the spontaneity of its movement and unexpected metamorphoses. In addition to Jupiter, which gives its search the confidence and desire to rely on spiritual traditions, the leader of the first decade of Gemini is Neptune, which, having washed away the boundaries of thought, can make it changeable and unstable.

Mystery, in contact with consciousness, creates intellectual inspiration. But this is precisely the situation when the mind, deprived of its former orientations, has to overcome the contradiction inherent in thought itself: the duality between the images that consciousness finds in the external world and how it perceives them. In a broader sense, this decade symbolizes the barriers and limitations of the world that are forced to overcome the human consciousness.

The Tarot Card depicts a figure with tied hands and blindfolded, which runs along a narrow path between eight swords forming a barrier. Water on the path indicates the power of the subconscious, and the castle in the background speaks of past achievements. Consciousness left the clarity of its free vision (the castle built behind) and plunged into the contradictory matters connecting it.
Daring to comprehend the outside world and abandoning previous attitudes and claims to knowledge, the mind became a prisoner of the surrounding reality. He is blind goes towards the unknown, but a true internal understanding of things helps him to overcome obstacles. EIGHT SWORDS – one of the most critical cards in the layout. Metaphysical force again encounters passive resistance of inert matter. At the level of Eight Swords, a concept such as “critical mass” is manifested. If the FOUR SWORDS is a cage, a closed room, then the EIGHT SWORDS is a Labyrinth where the Minotaur is waiting. Ariadne’s thread is needed to get out of there (knowledge of the Law, knowledge of the correct sequence of actions).

At the level of the EIGHT OF SWORDS, temptation by these or other possibilities may occur. Succumbed to the temptation beyond the G8 will not move. EIGHT SWORDS can also denote activities in some very specific conditions. (For example, a lawsuit in the framework of an intricate system of laws, amendments, comments, where a person is simply lost, feels like a grain of sand.)

Swords – Upright Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Two of Swords Three of Swords Four of Swords Five of Swords Six of Swords , Seven of Swords , Eight of Swords Nine of Swords , Ten of Swords , Page of Swords Knight of Swords , Queen of Swords , King of Swords

Swords – Reversed Card Meaning

Ace of Swords Reversed Two of Swords Reversed Three of Swords Reversed Four of Swords Reversed , Five of Swords Reversed , Six of Swords Reversed Seven of Swords Reversed Eight of Swords Reversed Nine of Swords Reversed Ten of Swords Reversed Page of Swords Reversed , Knight of Swords Reversed Queen of Swords Reversed King of Swords Reversed

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