Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Combinations
Fire, male active energy
Keywords and Phrases:
Swift news, speedy 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 arriving swiftly and it often shows when events are fairly imminent, 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.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Combinations
One of the simplest cards to read in combinations of pairs or triplets and possibly needs little by way of explanation. Following delay cards can also release the log-jam.
Two of Wands > Eight of Wands: Good news and messages concerning a working partnership. Initial plans taking off with speed.
Eight of Wands > Six of Wands: Important news arriving quickly, could be news concerning a promotion or award.
Eight of Wands > Four of Cups: The contents of this message leave you feeling flat and jaded, disinclined to follow through.
Four of Swords > Eight of Wands: Tends to suggest a quick recovery, events picking up momentum after a slow period.
Eight of Wands > Ten of Swords: Holds disappointing news, not what you were hoping to hear and brings something to a close.
Eight of Wands > Eight of Pentacles: News concerning a new job or work.
The Fool > Eight of Wands: Unexpected or surprising news!
Eight of Wands > The Chariot: Would tend to reinforce the travel aspect and suggests a quick trip.
Eight of Wands > The Hermit > Seven of Cups: Contemplating information received and taking your time to consider options available.
You can find more information in Easy Tarot Combinations: How to Connect the Cards for Insightful Readings.
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