What Does the 8 of Swords Mean?
There is an odd dichotomy with the 8 of Swords – you want to break free, and you can, but don’t. These bonds aren’t emotional but dutiful. You are holding yourself here though, through choice, duty bound.
Tarot Card Meanings for the 8 of Swords
- Keywords for the 8 of Swords
- Interference; sheer bad luck; being held back; mental blockages; unforeseen obstructions; fulfilling obligations; self-sabotage; fear of failure; holding yourself back; quitting before you fail; being immobilized; being outmaneuvered; being outplayed.
- 8 of Swords Reversed
- Being released from obligations; taking steps to empowerment; overcoming fear; obstacles clearing; overcoming obstacles; seeing the situation clearly; finding freedom.
- 8 of Swords as People
- Crowd controller; traffic control – road and air; military strategist; planner; a prisoner/prison guard; beach life guard.
8 of Swords Correspondences
|Timing||May 21 – May 31. Jupiter in Gemini|
|Numerology||8 – Manifestation, practicality, skill, absolute decisions, business, the ego|
|Card Counting Value||8 – card number|
|Yes or No||No|