Eight Of Swords – Witches Tarot Deck
I. Keywords and corresponding associations to the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot
- Upright keywords: Obstruction, feeling trapped, overreacting to the situation; things are not as bad as they appear to be, you can find a way out of this; fear of initiation or ritual.
- Reversed keywords: Feeling completely helpless, overwhelmed, mild depression, removing the witches from their fear of the unknown.
II. Meaning of the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot
On the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot, we can see a woman in a lilac dress who is tied and blindfolded. A gentle breeze blows her brown hair and eyepatch aside. Around her, eight swords are embedded in the grass in a wide circle. In the background, there is the river and the shape of a castle in the mist. The river depicts the emotions flowing through the scene while the misty castle represents seemingly obscure goals. Around the swords and in the grass grow nightshade flowers. In the enchanting language of flowers, the nightshade symbolizes dark and evil thoughts.
The woman in the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot can find her way out of the circle of swords. She has many options but is overcome by fear. She seemed paralyzed. And her dark, wrong thoughts or her wild imagination made things worse than they were. The sky above her shows the rising sun and the bright dawn light is breaking through the mist. She should take off her blindfold, step away from the hindrances of perception, and then turn around and face the new day.
III. Message of the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot
When the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot appears in a Tarot spread, it speaks of obstruction and the feeling of being trapped and sad at the moment. However, if you stop overreacting and feeling sorry for yourself and take off the blindfold, you can see a way out. Things are not as bad as they seem. Happiness is possible. The sun is rising. New opportunities may arise. This card can also represent a Witch who is afraid of the ritual or their own initiation. Think of the classic challenge faced by most newcomers and blindfolded. It is better to overcome this sharp blade than to join with fear in your heart. How will you join? You must answer without fear or you will be refused to join the group. What can you learn from this card? Look again at the description and symbols and find the answer yourself. Fear has no place in Freemasonry.
The woman in the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot is disoriented and alone. She cannot see the way because she is blindfolded. She cannot call for help because she is tied up. She cannot move freely because she is being held by the surrounding swords. She seems to have wandered to a cradle far from home that gives her safety on the distant hill. How can she return? She doesn’t even know the way.
The Eight of Swords Witches Tarot represents times when we feel lost, confused, and failed at 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. Even small problems can get us stuck. There seems to be no way out. Sometimes life seems fine from the outside, but in fact, it does not. We are caught between feelings of confusion and ambiguity.
In a Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords Witches 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 restrained you feel. Step by step, your options are narrower and tighter until you feel completely stuck.
IV. The Eight of Swords Witches in a Tarot spread
A woman is tied up while around her are eight silver swords embedded in the ground. Despite being blindfolded and bound to her body, she can move at will. However, she decides to stay still. When the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot appears in a Tarot spread, it speaks of the feeling of being held back. However, it is you who is stopping you. This card is easy to appear when you are worried about a new relationship, leaving home, or starting a new career. There are many reasons why we hold ourselves back, but we often don’t realize what we are doing. The Eight of Swords shows that you need to open your eyes and look at the multitude of reasons you are not taking action.
When the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot appears, you may be holding back because you are afraid of moving into the future, being hurt by new circumstances, or 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, the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot tells us that we have to think about defeat in order to win. Don’t be afraid of the unknown, there is still a lot of luck on your side. Consider how you think, speak, and behave about 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, just speak up.
The Moon, The Sun, and Strength cards bring positive aspects to the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot. When any of them appear in the spread, it means that you will overcome any obstacles that are holding you back. Take action and you will gain rewards. When this card appears together with the Two of Pentacles, the feeling of being stuck comes from your indecisiveness. When these two cards appear together, they send the message to make your choice before there are no other options left for you.
In terms of work, if you hate your job, believe that you hold the power and ability to change the situation. You may not be able to change your entire professional work environment. However, that should not stop you from seeking a different and better new perspective if that is what your mind and spirit require. You cannot keep both but make a choice to see whether you want to get out of your current situation or you prepare yourself to continue accepting things as they are. Which way will you choose?
In terms of love, the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot shows that you need to seriously reevaluate your relationship. You may be in a relationship with someone who is not good to you because you think it is better than having no one. Being in an unhealthy relationship is actually a lot worse than being alone. If you are looking for love, the first thing is to see how you have loved yourself.
In terms of finances, the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot tells you that you need to be aware of the prophecy about self-fulfilling your spending needs. If you think your bad luck will never change, it may be true in your life. Think through your skills and what the options you have are or can have. Discover new sources of income. Expect the best, even if you are preparing for the worst.
In terms of health, more than anything else, the Eight of Swords Witches Tarot implies the mental/physical connection and the need to examine our thoughts, intentions, and behaviors when we treat unpleasant symptoms or health conditions. We do not create symptoms or diseases (genetic and environmental factors of course play a role in causing disease), but our health will always tend to get worse when we keep worrying about it. These things can be buried very deep in the mind. Get help if you need to dig up these negative health-damaging aspects.
In terms of spirituality, you should know that deep down, you already have the answers you need. Take time for quiet space and meditation as you will find it very helpful. If you still need direction, ask the spirit and 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 so.
When the reversed Eight of Swords Witches Tarot appears, you may be ready 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, just always believe in yourself. Overall, the reversed Eight of Swords shows us that although this is the time to move forward, we cannot plan or prepare thoroughly for everything that may happen in life. Accepting reality is an important part of growing up. Let’s go step by step. Worrying will not solve or change anything.