Eight of Swords – Mermaid Tarot

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Is there anything more vulnerable than a mermaid being brought out of the water? She is exposed not only to external factors but also to wildlife and possibly to humans, our mermaid is tied up and seemingly helpless. However, appearances can be deceiving and one never knows what lurks inside the scene.

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The mermaid’s guardian animal – the arctic weasel can be a sign. The weasel loves complexity and takes risks in solving problems by getting information from multiple sources. It seeks a deeper understanding and wants to enjoy all the richness of life. But this means you have to go beyond the limitations of your situation. Our mermaid is very limited in showing up due to her circumstances, but that is for her to expand and grow – perhaps this is the point.

The message of Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot in a reading

In a Tarot reading, if the Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot appears, then you need to pay more attention and attention to it than usual. Because this card means weakness and confinement, sometimes it is also a push to overcome obstacles. The force holding you back is yourself, not anyone else. You are afraid of a new relationship, leaving your comfort zone, or starting a new job. There are many reasons for stagnation, but often, querents will not realize it. The card appears with the meaning, that it is time for you to open your eyes and look at your reason. You should not procrastinate any longer, or start things up before it is too late.

The mermaid in the card appears alone and disoriented. She cannot see the road ahead or around because her eyes and body are tied. Therefore, the card represents times when we feel lost and confused, seeming to lose our judgment. With that, help and trust almost disappeared.

People often feel hindered and realize they are in an impossible situation and have no way out. The Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot then becomes a sign, indicating that you are in a situation of lack of freedom and choice. If the Eight of Swords appears in your reading, you still have a choice and there is a high chance that you will be able to escape this restrictive situation. Remember that the ideal of the Swords suit is the purpose, seeking wisdom to step to safety step by step.

Meaning of Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot in the upright position

This is the time to stop making excuses and push your limits. Maturity means digging deeper, finding new ways to deal with current problems, and knowing when to stop and look like you are doing nothing. Things like weaknesses are your greatest asset in certain situations. Use them to your advantage and move on!

The upright Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot indicates that you are holding yourself back because you are afraid of moving into the future and being hurt by new circumstances. Better yet, think about what you are frightened of because things are less terrible and serious than you think. The card wants to remind querents to think about failure, do not be afraid of the unknown because luck is still with you. You should consider your negative statements, behaviors, and thoughts, and do not let them affect your life too much.

In a general context, the Eight of Swords can represent feelings of being trapped, imprisoned, restricted, cornered, or having one’s hands tied. It signifies fear, terror, anxiety, and psychological problems. It is a Minor Arcana card of despair, helplessness, impotence, slavery, persecution, and being silenced or censored. You will feel pressure when this card comes up and may have a crisis or experience an awkward or dramatic situation.

However, the general theme of this card is that you are the one who keeps yourself in this situation through negative thinking and allows yourself to be paralyzed by fear. The swords depicted in the card are all around you, but you can take off your blindfold and leave at any time! This card also represents possible consequences and judgments in the form of jury trial, imprisonment, and punishment.

The upright Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot stands for feeling trapped in a repetitive cycle or feeling bound by external forces. You may feel surrounded by danger and this may make you hesitant to move. A lot of the time we feel stuck in a situation, and the emotion we are really experiencing is fear. What are you afraid of? Could it be a fear of inadequacy, failure, loneliness, or abandonment? The important thing to remember is that there is always a way to overcome what binds you. Whether it is relationship problems, financial problems, or declining health, you can turn things around. However, you can only correct what you acknowledge.

In terms of work and finance, the Eight of Swords can point out that you are feeling stuck with the work you are doing. Perhaps your current position does not offer many opportunities for advancement or does not offer enough pay. The card is here to tell you that it is time to start from this. The financial shock you experience when you leave or switch jobs can be difficult, but it will be short-lived. In the long run, you’ll be much better off if you walk away now.

If you see the Eight of Swords in a financial reading, it shows that you are feeling trapped by current debt or lack of resources. You may need to change your spending habits or stop going into debt. Are there ways you can save more? Are you currently paying for what you can do without? If lack of money is giving you a hard time, get creative. There are many ways like babysitting, tutoring, or lawn care that you can do to earn extra money. It might take some emotional pain at first from working so hard to make money, but you will adjust and get better with it.

In terms of romantic relationships, if you are in a relationship, then the upright Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot is not a great omen as it can represent feelings of being trapped, confined, or pushed back into a corner in the relationship. You may feel like you cannot escape but that is just your perception. It may not be easy but you can find a way to leave if you want.

This Minor Arcana card can also signify a relationship in crisis, drama, dilemma, and negativity, so your relationship may not be good at the moment. At an extremely negative level, it can imply an abusive relationship as it represents being a victim and feeling helpless and hopeless. It can also denote judgment and consequences, so if there is unfaithfulness in the relationship, this card shows that things will come to light.

If you are single, the card shows that you may be waiting for someone to come and fix everything that you feel has gone wrong in your life. Remember that true happiness comes from within. It is not your partner’s job to heal your life. And if that is what you have been waiting for, you may get a potential partner withdrawn from the relationship when he/she senses your desperation or attracts the wrong type of relationship.

In terms of health and spirit, the Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot can, in some cases, be a sign of mental health and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, agoraphobia, depression, or panic attacks. However, if you are trying to lose weight, the card shows a good sign. This card can also be an indicator of vision problems or blindness.

Spiritually, the Eight of Swords tells you not to limit yourself. You may feel helpless when it comes up, which can be like feeling trapped in your life or confined to a religion or spiritual path. However, this is only a matter of your perception. You can choose to change your direction whenever you want. Power is in your hands.

Meaning of Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot in the reversed position

Let’s face it, you are in no rush to find out. The truth is that you realize that if you tie yourself down long enough, someone else will do it for you. Unprepared situations such as being too busy, too confused, too tense, and too distant are an element of the reversed Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot. We all know it is just a trick, but you know what you are doing yourself. It is worth noting, however, that this behavior can backfire and tighten the knots to the point where you will even struggle to untie them. Every game has consequences and you have already anticipated this.

Meaning of Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot in the reversed position

The Eight of Swords in reverse indicates that you are ready to make some changes in your life, which are carefully considered and evaluated before making a decision. You are willing to overcome your fears, move forward, and seek support. Although this is a good time for you to thrive, everything still needs to be well-planned and prepared. Accepting reality is an important part of growing up and being able to offer help.

Like the Nine and Ten of Swords, the reversed Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot has more positive connotations than the upright one. It symbolizes overcoming obstacles, letting go of negativity, and moving forward. In a general context, the card can represent liberation, freedom, escape, and the search for solutions and options. It means relieving pressure, releasing anxiety, and facing fear and the truth.

When reversed, it is a Minor Arcana card of confidence, ignoring criticism, standing up against abuse, and regaining control. You can feel clear-headed, energized, mentally strong, and full of hope when this card appears reversed in your Tarot reading. This card indicates that you may find yourself ready to heal and ask for help and overcome obstacles. It can also represent a release from the penitentiary and the end of punishment. However, in some rare cases, the card can be a sign of extreme oppression, surrender to pressure, or being completely paralyzed by fear and severe depression.

In terms of work and finance, the reversed Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot shows that you may have learned to release work-related stress, anxiety, and fear and that you will have an easier time in your job. It also implies that you may have left a job or career path that has limited your potential or left you feeling trapped.

On the other hand, this reversed card depicts that you are even more oppressed by a profession that already worries you. For the upright card, if the job makes you unhappy, you need to realize that you can walk away if you want.

Financially, the card once again demonstrates that you have relieved your financial worries or fears and are in a much healthier place or that you have become persistent. If your finances are fine at the moment, you can start saving a bit of money on rainy days. Being prepared will help you to feel more secure in financial stability.

In terms of romantic relationships, if you are in a relationship, the reversed Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot describes the release of your fears or anxieties and overcoming obstacles, so it can be a good omen if you have ever experienced relationship anxiety. If you are in an unhappy or abusive relationship in which you feel trapped, this card will suggest that you should get out of it.

However, the reverse side of this card can refer to severe depression or oppression. As such, it also reveals that major depression will have a negative effect on your relationship or, if you are in an abusive relationship, your partner’s controlling behavior will scale to the extreme.

If you are single, the reversed Eight of Swords foretells that you may have let go of any fears or anxieties that have prevented you from finding true love. You should feel empowered and hopeful in your new relationship. Alternatively, it may be a sign that your dating anxiety has reached an extreme that leaves you paralyzed when it comes to being in a real and mature relationship. Look at the supporting cards in the spread to confirm which meanings apply to this situation.

In terms of health and spirit, the reversed Eight of Swords Mermaid Tarot can represent recovery or overcoming mental health and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, agoraphobia, depression, or panic attacks. It can also signal successful treatment of eye problems. However, on the other hand, it denotes severe depression and the feeling of wanting to commit suicide. If you are suffering from depression or feel suicidal, remember that there is always a better solution. You should confide in a mental health professional or family and friends. You can get through this, so do not give up!

Spiritually, the card in reverse tells you that you will feel empowered, hopeful, and free to explore your spiritual path. It would be best if you let your mind be at peace, and at the same time, review the past when this card appears. In the meantime, you may have received a shock from the past, consider the possibility of overcoming it.

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