Eight Of Swords – Linestrider Tarot Deck
I. Keyword by Eight of Swords Linestrider
Loneliness, self-imposed pain, rejection, negative thinking.
II. Meaning of Eight of Swords Linestrider
Traditionally, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot depicts a woman bound, blindfolded, and surrounded by a circle of swords impaled on the ground. The woman’s leash is quite loose and she can easily get out of that sword prison if she opts to step forward. The author’s intention is to want this card to be a little less traditional.
The image of a loose knot shows the feeling of confusion or bondage that the querent is feeling, and the blindfold represents the idea that the querent either cannot or will not see. Get your way to freedom. The Eight of Swords, like the Devil, often shows self-created troubles.
III. Eight of Swords Linestrider in a Tarot spread
In a Tarot spread, Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot can appear when you feel completely stuck in a certain situation; You may not see the way out but the card also tells you that you can still find your way to freedom. Remember that this is a card of the Swords suit which represents the mind and the power of knowledge.
This card often appears when the querent is stuck in a quagmire of negative thoughts. Remember that the way you think about things carries great power! Focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t do. Let’s look at things from a new angle. Let yourself see the potential. Consider carefully if any of the Court cards appear in the spread along with the Eight of Swords, as they can indicate who the other person in this situation may be, who can be part of the trouble, or can be an ally with you in finding solutions. The Hanged Man can indicate that you are postponing an inevitable decision even if it is causing you pain. The Two of Swords indicates that you are trying to refuse to face the truth of something.
Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot often deals specifically with denial. Are you denying something in your work or personal life? Are you afraid of facing a health problem and you choose to ignore it and hope for the better? Is your financial situation pretty bad but you choose to disregard the problem rather than solve it? Are you in a negative relationship, you know it’s not good for you but you just can’t muster the strength to cut it out? Be careful, because you might end up making things worse for you, after all!
Overall, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot is about taking responsibility for your own life and facing the truth no matter how uncomfortable it may be. Sometimes, this card shows that someone is preventing you from seeing the truth clearly or making you feel trapped in a situation or relationship. This card can also indicate a hopeless situation. Maybe you feel like there’s nothing you can do to improve your situation. If this card appears (either in the upright or reverse) with other Swords cards in a spread, pay special attention to health issues.
In terms of work, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot does not bring good omens. This is a difficult time for the company and business because the work is not going smoothly. On the other hand, this is a frustratingly difficult time that comes to test you. Therefore, you need to stay strong because the efforts you put in will be well rewarded. During this time, it is not advisable to start new projects or plans.
In terms of finance, the card brings good signs. Even if you are going through a difficult time, it will end quickly. On the other hand, the card warns you to be careful in finding and expanding income sources with new jobs. This is not a good time for you to borrow, lend, or spend money to buy or invest more in your field. With this card, you should be wary of unforeseen troubles that can happen related to money.
In terms of friends and associates, be wary of what’s hidden in your friendships. Truth is the sword that destroys relationships most quickly. On the other hand, during this time, you will not get help from friends but have to deal with your own difficulties. In the matter of colleagues, beware of malicious criticism, the more miserable you show, the more pleased the other people will be. This is the time when you need to focus on solving business problems, not paying attention to others’ judgements.
In terms of love, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot shows that you need to seriously reevaluate your relationship. You may be in a relationship with someone who isn’t good to you because you think it’s better having someone than having nothing. Being in an unhealthy relationship is actually much worse than being alone. If you are looking for love, the first thing is to see how you have loved yourself first.
In terms of family and loved ones, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot shows conflicts and disagreements that are difficult to resolve between brothers and sisters in the family or kin. The solution is to be reserved and take a step back in matters related to interests. Only in this way can the relationship between the family members not be broken. On the other hand, the card also shows that in the future, your family and loved ones may encounter many scandals regarding both work and love.
In terms of spirituality, know that deep down, you already have the answers you need. Take time for quiet space and meditation, you will find it very helpful. If you still need direction, ask the universe to give you a sign. These signs can be subtly hidden, for example, when you see the same phrase over and over or listen to the same song over and over. You will not be restrained unless you allow yourself to be.
When the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot in reverse appears, you may be poised to make some important steps and changes in your life, after careful consideration and evaluation. You are ready (or almost ready) to overcome your fear. Let’s keep moving forward. You can seek help if you need it but always remember to believe in yourself. In order for your spirit and peace of mind at this time to be supported, it is likely that you need to revisit your past when this card is in the reversed position. There may be an astonishment or trauma from the past that you don’t want to face. Think again, and see if there’s something you need to fix. Once you figure out the problem, you’ll find yourself feeling “as light as a feather”.
It shows us that while it’s time to move on, we can’t plan or prepare for everything that can happen in life and that accepting reality is an important part of the maturation process. Let’s go step by step. Worrying won’t solve or change anything.
IV. Message of Eight of Swords Linestrider
The Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot represents times when we feel squandered, confused, and lost in our abilities. All help and trust seem to have disappeared. Sometimes we feel held back by our circumstances. We wake up one day and find ourselves in an impossible situation. Work has no way out. Troubled relationship. Debt piled up. How did these things happen? We don’t know. Even small problems can get us stuck. There seems to be no way out. Sometimes life seems fine from the outside. “I got everything I wanted. So I’m supposed to be happy, so what’s the point?” We do not know. We are caught between feelings of confusion and ambiguity.
In a Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot is often a sign that you are entering (or have been in) a situation where you feel a lack of freedom and choice. These situations are limited because the deeper you sink into them, the more committed and restrained you feel. Step by step, your options get more and more limited until you feel completely stuck.
When you see this card, remember that you really still have alternatives, and you have the ability to escape from difficult situations. No matter how trapped you feel, you can find a way out if you believe in yourself. Solutions aren’t always easy to find, but at least you stand a chance. Find clarity of mind and purpose (the ideal of the Swords suit) and use them to move forward your own shelter – a safe place.
When the Eight of Swords Linestrider Tarot appears, you may be holding back because you are afraid of moving into the future, or because you are afraid of being hurt by new circumstances, or perhaps for no reason at all. Think clearly about what you are afraid of. In fact, things can be a lot less terrible or serious than you imagine.
Overall, this card tells us that we have to think about failure in order to win. Do not be afraid of the unknown, there are still many advantages on your side. Consider how you think, speak, and behave toward negative factors. And remember that what you say, do, and the choices you make affect the outcome of your life. If you need help managing and addressing your fears, speak up.
V. Corresponding Associations of Eight of Swords Linestrider
- Arithmetic: 8, 62;
- Date of birth: May 17 to May 31;
- Plant: Rhizoma cimicifugae, opium poppy.