The Eight of Swords is the card of restriction. You’re bound to limited beliefs and actions and you are unable to move forward. You fail to see the ways in which the power to progress lies with you, instead opting for the stability of an unhealthy comfort zone. This card is a general NO.
Table of Contents
- Upright Eight of Swords – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Reversed – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Health – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Business Decision – Yes or No?
- Eight of Swords Interpretation In A Practical Reading – Yes or No?
- Lady Avalon of The Night
Upright Eight of Swords – Yes or No?
The Eight of Swords can be uncomfortable for some. It gives no real message of terror, nothing tragic is on the horizon, but instead a message to step out of your comfort zone. For many, that can be one of the most daunting tasks there is. We see a woman, bound and trapped by whatever in life she feels is holding her back, but the key words here are, ‘she feels.’ You see, our limited beliefs can become so lodged in our minds, that we feel there is no other choice, no other way to progress or move away.
The swords surrounding her are those of a makeshift prison she has made for herself, but they do not surround her entirely, do they? She is stood, believing she cannot escape, as water trickles around her feet indicating an emotional attachment. Blindfolded, she cannot see a way out of this situation, so in all likelihood, the Eight of Swords resembles a probable NO.
Eight of Swords Reversed – Yes or No?
A tremendous feeling is it to finally realise that in order to lift yourself out of the depths of despair, that the power is solely with you. There may be people around you, offering their words of wisdom, encouraging you to take a chance, but the only way you will do that is by taking action. The Eight of Swords in reverse is that action and you are now moving towards a happier place.
When we go through life we are always going to be met with obstacles. Each day, we usually jump over small hurdles, and some days they can seem incredibly large, but what you now see is that you are not alone, and the way you carry yourself from now is going to mean you letting go of the notion that you are bound to life’s negativity. From now on, a more positive YES is likely, although you may want to keep an eye out for planets that may be in retrograde, as these can slow down your speed to success.
Eight of Swords Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
What the Eight of Swords is screaming to us, is that love gets stuck in the mud from time to time. Life can shift our focus to other projects or matters, and we become complacent in our relationships. This could be you, it could be your soul, or it could be the both of you. Your relationship is still held together by love, but has been rattled by stagnation.
It doesn’t have to be this way, and a break up certainly doesn’t need to be on the cards. Reaching a place of harmony, where you both feel listened to, will help encourage hopeful steps forward together, in the direction of resolve. Getting to that root problem will help maintain healthier connections in the future. Although it seems negative, what the Eight of Swords is asking of you, is to become unstuck. This is therefore a MAYBE card in love – the power lies with you.
Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning For Love – Yes or No?
What I see when the Eight of Swords becomes reversed, is the overcoming of everything that has been holding you back. Being able to talk about your deepest fears or insecurities with your soul will allow you the emotional freedom to develop a bond like no other. Sharing the ways in which you have felt trapped can offer many ways to improve problems as they may also arise in the future.
It can also mean you breaking free from a relationship that may have become detrimental or toxic to you. Perhaps it has been lying in stale waters for some time and you finally have the self worth to step out and away from what no longer serves you. Your struggles are soon to be over, and a much more positive and most likely YES is on the cards here.
Eight of Swords Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
Do not take your past with you in the future. Can you see again, all the swords in the image. Where are they? They are all behind her. You are stuck in the past, and you seem too intimidated to move forward, towards your open, sword less path. You have had an emotional time of late, but you can escape this.
If you are afraid of bumps and bruises along the way, it is mindful to remember that we all experience these. Ask yourself what is worse, remaining still and being unhappy, or moving forward and potentially experiencing the best moments in your life? The Eight of Swords offers great advice and opportunity for self reflection but this is something you have to firstly admit that you are willing to do. In general, I like to offer a MAYBE here – nobody else can remove the blindfold except you.
Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning For Advice – Yes or No?
If you are seeking advice and the Eight of Swords crops up in reverse, then whatever you have recently been struggling with, will soon be over. A fortunate turn is coming your way and with it comes the expelling of fear or anxiety. With that comes a beautiful and overwhelming emotional freedom that accompanies the joy felt when we are no longer restrained by our limited beliefs. In reverse, this card offers real hope for a positive outcome, but this is not without hard work to continue down a much more confident and refreshing path. You are much more likely to obtain a YES here.
Eight of Swords Health – Yes or No?
When the Eight of Swords shows itself, it usually resembles something to do with the head or mind. Maybe you have been overworking and getting headaches, caused by overwhelming emotions either at home or work. Are you in the middle of a life changing moment, such as moving house or jobs, or planning a wedding? It could be that outside forces have meant a slight dip in your mental health, making you feel helpless or out of control. The Eight of Swords is here to tell you to take off your blindfold and see what is causing the issue. For that reason, it offers a most likely NO.
Eight of Swords Business Decision – Yes or No?
If seeking new areas of employment, the Eight of Swords is your gentle reminder that you are in a current place of potential unhappiness. You may have outstayed a position that is not allowing you to grow or give you creative outlets. Sometimes it can also indicate that you feel the desire to search for other opportunities that pay more.
With encouragement such as the Eight of Swords, you will likely want to broaden your horizons. It is a good card to pull if you need to make that change, but it is there as a warning to not jump from one unhappy job to another. There is little point in moving sideways when you have the chance to take a leap forward. For that reason, this card offers a MAYBE – with you being the key to what happens next.
Eight of Swords Interpretation In A Practical Reading – Yes or No?
In practical readings, the Eight of Swords shows its face often. Some questions I have been asked where it surfaces are here.
“My husband moved out of our home. Is it likely that we will reconcile?”
Relationships can become stuck sometimes, and we take them for granted that they will ultimately fix themselves. Your husband may have moved out because he wasn’t happy, or you yourself weren’t happy. What matters the most now is to communicate with each other about where it went wrong, and how you can both put the effort in to make it right. If it is meant to be, it will be.
“I am in the middle of trying to write a book. Will this project be a success?”
Writing a book is no mean feat. Many people begin this journey and never complete it. They give up, or life gets in the way. They may run out of inspiration or they simply don’t want to finish it. If you have the strength and willpower, you can achieve anything you want. It becomes about focusing on the positives, your gift as a writer will shine if you allow it.
“I am two months from giving birth to our first child and I am really scared. Am I going to be a good mother?”
Becoming a parent is scary in itself, and your fears are natural. Will I be good enough? Will I get it right? Will my child like me? Lots will be flowing through your mind and you are bound to feel emotional day to day. What holds you back is the self doubt that you carry with you. Your child, if loved, will love in return. As soon as you see them in your arms, you will forever be a good mother. Rid yourself of the negative beliefs or assumptions that you won’t be.
Majesty of the Rivers and Mists
I am Lady Avalon of The Night
A blessed being in disguise
My hair flows freely in the breeze
My guidance helps you feel at ease.