Card Meaning: Eight Of Wands

Eight of Wands


   Unique card indeed. Except the Ace of Wands the only one in the suit that is without people and with just staves on it. This card is about motion, see how all the wands are parallel as they are moving synchronously as one. Swiftness, movement, news, any rapid advancement are leitmotifs of this card. Lesson is that as much as you are able to move quickly be sure to move wise and without hasty or chaotic actions. Coordinate yourself with your associates and think about your moves before plunging into an action. This card clears delays and sometimes even indicate a new realtionship.


Positive: new movement, new realtionship, news, acceleration, swift action, motion, journey.

Negative: things are getting out of control, stagnation, jealousy, poor judgement, chaos.

   The card represents motion through the immovable-a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold. Divinatory Meanings: Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love. Reversed: Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons who are married.

The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, by A.E. Waite

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