Card Meaning: 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.
new movement, new realtionship, news, acceleration, swift action, motion,
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