Eight Of Swords – Shadowscapes Tarot Deck
I. The meaning of the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot
The old Raspberry woman lives among the dense raspberries, plentifully surrounded by sweet and attractive ripe fruits. Just the leaves alone were covered with thorns, all for the sake of capturing and tying up any foolish person. But the tiny hummingbirds didn’t care much about those pitfalls because they always easily slipped through the dangerous tangles of leaves. Though, the big and elegant swan, with its wide, bow-like wings, has never belonged to gloomy and thorny places like this.
This swan is not the first to fall victim to the trap of the old Raspberry woman. She has a bony collection of dumb people who think they are noble-minded and powerful enough to overcome everything. Like a layer of wild rose surrounding the Sleeping Beauty, so the temptation pushed hundreds of thousands of different types of knights into the forest of thorns, then took turns finding their graves in the tight embrace of the sharp thorns. Those idiots think that it is only with pure power and a little courage that they can open the way to glory. That fact never happened.
The hummingbird glided close. “Calm down!”, She urged. The swan suddenly realized that the thorns no longer cut its flesh if it tried to stay calm. At that time, the little bird gently pushed the thorny branches aside, the swan gradually saw the glimmer of freedom shining from above, though far away but completely accessible.
The Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot is a reminder to not waste your energy on little things. Everything can easily lead to numbness in crisis, you will be immersed in feeling limited, anxious, helpless, and trapped in any situation. However, if you calmly evaluate everything, a solution will appear naturally.
Keywords related to the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot: limitation, disorders, slavery, isolation, self-contained, blindfolded, interference, frustration, concern, anxiety, reprimand, accidents, deaths, self-inflicted, confusion, misunderstanding, hesitation, paralysis, disease, dilemma.
II. The Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot in a spread
When the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot appears, you may be holding yourself because you are afraid of going to the future, or because you are afraid of being hurt by new circumstances, or maybe for no reason at all. You should think thoroughly about what you are afraid of. In fact, things can be less terrible or more serious than you thought.
Overall, this Swords card tells us that we have to think outside of the box about failure so that we can win. Do not be afraid of unclear things. You can reflect your thoughts, speeches, and behaviors on negative factors and remember what you say and do, and the choices you make will affect the outcome of your life. If you need help to manage and handle your fears, say it out loud.
You always want things to develop in the sense of perfectionism and never want someone disappointed in you. You are mentally bound and feel responsible for everything around you.
On the other hand, it expresses criticism, you are overly sensitive and afraid of the reaction of those around you. This card assumes that you lack confidence in yourself, sometimes, your biggest enemy is you.
In terms of love, the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot thinks that if you’re looking for a relationship to fulfill your emotions of loneliness, think twice, you will probably be disappointed and miserable. This card suggests that if you are in a relationship, you should share your thoughts and aspirations with your partner, the repression and distress only make you suffer. If emotional problems arise, it should be resolved immediately, avoiding neglecting and hiding because things will get worse.
In terms of work, the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot does not carry good signals. Your career may be interrupted or malfunctioning due to a number of reasons in the future. This is not a good time to invest or start a big project, challenges will appear. However, you should not give up because the effort will be paid off in the coming time.
Although the work is not very smooth, Eight of Swords thinks that you will have financial luck. If you are having a hard time, everything will be over quickly. In addition, this card recommends that you should expand your income with new jobs. Though this is not a good time to invest, if you are really passionate and cautious, good luck in terms of money will appear. On the other hand, it thinks that you should be careful with lending.
In terms of health, the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot warns you to pay attention to your physical and mental health. The pressures and stress can make you explode at this time. Your body is often tired and sick due to various reasons. This card advises that to overcome this situation, you need to avoid psychological stress and find a close and trusted person to share your confidence.
In short, the Eight of Swords Shadowscapes Tarot shows that you are trapped and powerless. You do not know what to do to escape the current chaos. You tend to give up everything and allow others to decide your life. This is very serious, you should refrain from making important decisions at this stage. However, the good news is that if you make an effort and look at the big picture, you will find that solving problems is not as difficult as imagining.
On a more positive side, this card assumes that you have grown up thinking and taking charge of your own problems. It is time to let go of the past and clean up your mind to prepare for new journeys. Believe in your intuition and trust yourself, you will receive a worthy gift. Solutions are not always easy, but at least you still have a chance. You should find the insight in your mind and purpose (the ideal of the Swords) and use them to step forward.