Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings & Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
News coming in quickly, swift movement, travel by air.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings
Eight Wands fly through the air against the peaceful backdrop of a pastoral scene. The Eight of Wands indicates news and messages coming in very quickly, it often tends to mean now, today, tomorrow, or very soon, unless the placement follows delay cards, in which case once things start to move they do so at speed. If there have been delays this one gets things moving!
News received is usually positive, unless surrounded by less favourable cards, and carries the enthusiasm and excitement of the fire element found in Wands, so it often creates action and activity in response. The news and messages coming in can be in any form, including word of mouth. The Eight of Wands can be very helpful in relation to timing.
On a secondary level, the Eight of Wands can indicate travel, sometimes by air, but most particularly when other cards symbolising travel are also present to reinforce the meaning.
Reversed or ill-dignified, the Eight of Wands can suggest miscommunications, disputes, or lost information. It can also stall things and bring cancellation etc.
Similar or supporting cards: Knight of Swords (chaotic speed) aspects of travel found in: Knight of Wands, Six of Swords, The Chariot. The Pages as messages, Six of Wands (important news).
Opposing or contradictory cards: Page of Swords (delayed news) Two of Swords (deadlock) Hanging Man (suspension) Knight of Pentacles (takes time…)
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Combinations: One of the simplest cards to read in combinations, pairs or triplets (see above) and possibly needs little by way of explanation. Following delay cards can release the log-jam.
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