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.


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Lo Scarabeo Tarot

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

ElementAir
TimingMay 21 – May 31. Jupiter in Gemini
Numerology8 – Manifestation, practicality, skill, absolute decisions, business, the ego
Card Counting Value8 – card number
Yes or NoNo

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