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Upright: Movement, fast paced change, action, alignment, air travel.
Reversed: Delays, frustration, resisting change, internal alignment.
The Eight of Wands shows eight sprouting wands flying through the air at great speed. The flight of the wands suggests change, movement and travel. The sky in the background is clear, indicating that there is now little that stands in your way, and there is a beautiful river flowing freely and giving life to the landscape around it.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.
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The Eight of Wands indicates that the struggles of the Seven of Wands have now all but cleared and you have the freedom and space to move forward with your plans and activities once again. The Eight of Wands contains a high level of energy and movement that propels you forward to reach your goals at a much faster pace than ever before. You can expect to be very busy, but this is one of those ‘good busy’ periods during which you are enthusiastic and energetic about the progress you are making.
The Eight of Wands encourages you to go with the flow; don’t resist it. Everything is moving very quickly right now, so make the most of this forward movement and rapid action to manifest your goals and dreams. Allow the energy of the Universe to flow through you and propel you closer to your goal. Trying to slow things down because you’re not ready or you’re fearful about the unknown will just create a wasted opportunity. Use the momentum instead to fuel positive change and create big results.
The Eight of Wands also invites you to be laser-focused with your intentions and actions. Get clear about what you want to manifest, then align all of your resources and energy to focus on that particular goal. Remove all distractions and devote yourself to the task with complete concentration, determination and will. This experience can be very productive, allowing you to accomplish a lot in short time.
With the Eight of Wands, you can look forward to the rapid completion of a project that is currently underway, but you can also expect to be occupied by something new and even more exciting and inspiring very soon. There is no stopping you right now as you are just bursting with energy and ideas, and you cannot wait to achieve one task in order to start another.
To maximise this energy, it is important to ensure that your activities are focused on your broader goals and that you are investing in the right things at the right time. Also, make sure that before you move to the next task your previous task is complete.
This card is a sign to ‘strike while the iron is hot.’ It is most definitely an action-oriented card that encourages you to move quickly to pursue the best opportunities available right now. There is no waiting around while the Eight of Wands is present so determine where your energy will be directed and get on with it! Often, the Eight of Wands suggests air travel. It is more likely to be a short-term or whirlwind trip, such as a business trip or holiday. You may even enjoy being part of a tour group that visits ten countries in as many days!
The Eight of Wands reversed suggests that you are charging ahead with an idea or plan, but you need to slow down and consider your next steps before continuing. You may be missing something in your haste and prone to making mistakes or poor decisions. Or, you may be rushing into things without a clear plan of where you are heading, instead investing time into insignificant tasks. Be careful of the ‘bright shiny object syndrome’ where, just as you get started on implementing one idea, another one comes to mind, and you quickly switch your focus. The trouble is that with this approach, you never actually accomplish anything because you are jumping from one idea to the next without finishing any of them.
The Eight of Wands reversed can indicate that you are resisting change, trying to stop the flow of energy and movement. It will only make things harder, so let go and be in the flow. If you have been feeling stuck, do things differently (new routines, locations, activities) and get the energy moving once again.
The reversed Eight of Wands can indicate significant delays, particularly with regard to travel or fast-moving plans. Despite having a lot of energy and enthusiasm to progress things forward, you are now being faced with multiple obstacles in your course. This is incredibly frustrating, and you may be growing increasingly impatient by the day. Keep looking for alternative ways around the obstacles presented so that you can carry out your plans. If it’s Mercury Retrograde, expect your plans to be doubly delayed!
Similarly, this card can be a sign to hold off your activities for a short amount of time until the situation becomes more stable and predictable. On the other hand, the reversed Eight of Wands may be a sign that you are aligning your resources so that you can actively pursue your goal. You are getting your life in order – physical health, emotional well-being, energy levels or spirituality – so that you are in a good position to move forward with your plans.