EIGHT OF PENTACLES

EIGHT OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Apprenticeship, education, quality, engagement
Reversed: Perfectionism, lacking ambition or focus

EIGHT OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Eight of Pentacles shows a young man labouring over eight coins, carefully etching out a pentacle shape into each coin. He has already successfully completed six coins, and has two more to go. It is clear that he is in the middle of a project that absorbs all his attention. He has isolated himself from others (the town in the background) in order to concentrate on the task at hand. This card reflects a time when you are focusing all of your energy on something and making sure it is as perfect as it can be. You are very engaged in what you are doing and determined to do a good job.

UPRIGHT EIGHT OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Eight of Pentacles is the card of apprenticeship. An apprenticeship, whether actual or metaphoric, is a time of learning new skills and a time of beginning something that one has not previously done. In this sense, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that you are experiencing or about to experience a change or a new beginning in terms of your work, education or financial circumstances. However, unlike many of the other cards indicating change or renewal, the Eight of Pentacles symbolises a concentrated determination to master the new skill being learned and the single-minded effort of someone who has consciously chosen a new career path or creative undertaking. This card shows a diligent and hard-working attitude, and indicates that you are applying yourself fully to whatever is at the centre of your attention. This card creates success through perseverance and individual initiative as opposed to luck or the generosity of others.
The Eight of Pentacles suggests you are working away at the finer details of the various aspects of your life, in an effort to continuously improve your situation. You may be unhappy with your current state and you know you need to make some important changes in your life to increase your overall satisfaction. This card is a really positive sign that you are committed to making those changes and to ensuring that you give yourself the best possible chance. Overall, this is a very hard-working and conscientious energy that is present in your life.
The Eight of Pentacles is encouragement to keep doing what you are doing as it will eventually lead to success. Yes, it requires a lot of dedication, focus and patience but as each day passes and as you stay true to your values and beliefs, you get a little closer to your goal. It may not be as apparent as you may like but events are unfolding that will lead you to the right path. Continue working on yourself, too, and making ongoing improvements and adjustments to ensure that you are the best person you can be.
The Eight of Pentacles may indicate further education or study in order to hone your skills. You may already be proficient in a particular skill set but you are now seeking to master those skills. For example, you may be a great home cook but now you are starting to focus your attention on fine French cuisine. Or perhaps you have learnt the basics of Tarot reading but now you want to become a Tarot expert! You know that it will require a lot of focus and dedication in your studies but you are willing to work hard and to pay attention to the details. You know that you will not learn these advanced skills overnight but you are prepared for the journey towards becoming a ‘master’ at your chosen expertise.
If you encounter this card in a reading and are not currently engaged in the active pursuit of your goals, ask yourself what you could learn or create to better yourself or your circumstances. If you are already engaged in the pursuit of new learning, the Eight of Pentacles may be a card of encouragement and reassurance that the energy you invest in your development will be worth your while.
The downside of the Eight of Pentacles is that by focusing on the details of your work or study, you may become a perfectionist. While it is important to get the details right, be aware of any tendency towards perfectionism where you may lose sight of the bigger picture.

REVERSED EIGHT OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Reversed, the Eight of Pentacles can reflect that your attention to detail is actually getting in the way of innovation and change. The Eight of Pentacles is perfection in a self-contained world, a world that needs nothing but perfect pentacles, one after another. But what if the rules change? What if you are called upon to do something completely different to the task at hand or you need to change your focus? This may send you into a tailspin! If you need to take a risk, or to shift gears, the reversed Eight of Pentacles shows that your perfectionism has become a barrier to your success. You will have to let go of the smoothness and predictability of doing what you have mastered, and be willing to make a Fool of yourself all over again.
Often, the reversed Eight of Pentacles reversed suggests that you are working very hard on something but it is not leading to the desired outcome, leading to frustration and disappointment with the lack of success and progress. Sometimes, we can focus in on improving a part of ourselves or trying to fix something, only to find that all that effort is just going on the wrong things. You may be honing in on minute details that are not important to the overall workings of your life. Instead, you need to look at the bigger picture and ask yourself whether this is the right direction for you at this time. How can you bring your attention out of the detail and to the overall picture here? Are you working on the right things, or is there a major part that you are missing? Return to the energy of the Seven of Pentacles and re-prioritise and invest in those activities that will lead to the greatest return.
In a work-related reading, the reversed Eight of Pentacles can indicate a time when you are lacking the ambition, engagement or dedication to see your work through. You are too wrapped up in everyday concerns and worries to take the time out to gain more long-term security. Instead most of your energies are wasted pursuing short-term gains and rewards. Continuing to toil at the same work is not going to get you where you want to be. This might be fine for some people but for you to get anywhere in your current profession, you might actually have to go back and get some additional skills and possibly even take a pay cut while doing so. Rather than trying to look for minor improvements in what you are already doing, this card suggests completely thinking out of the box. Look for something unrelated to what you have been doing, for example, starting your own business or entering an entirely new field of work. Look for something new. The time is right for you to change directions.

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EIGHT OF WANDS

EIGHT OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Speed, action, air travel, movement, swift change
Reversed: Delays, frustration, holding off

EIGHT OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Eight of Wands shows eight blossoming wands hurtling through the air at a great pace. The flight of the wands suggests change, movement and travel. 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.

UPRIGHT EIGHT OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
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 where you are enthusiastic and energetic about the progress you are making.
The Eight of Wands represents a very focused kind of motion and activity. The Eights are all about structure while the Wands are about raw energy. Thus, the structure of the Eight creates a channel through which the raw energy can flow. You are so sure about your goal that all distractions have been removed and you can 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 really is no stopping you right now as you are just bursting with energy and ideas, and 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!
On the downside, the Eight of Wands denotes haste and rapid advancement of a situation which may result in the wrong decisions being made. It will be important to have all your resources available to be used in your best interests. Be mindful not to rush into things without having a clear plan of where you are heading.

REVERSED EIGHT OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Eight of Wands reversed 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.
On the flipside, the reversed Eight of Wands 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. 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.
You may also be prone to having many, many ideas at the one time and not knowing which to pursue and when. 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.

EIGHT OF SWORDS

EIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Isolation, self-imposed restriction, imprisonment
Reversed: Open to new perspectives, release

EIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Eight of Swords shows a woman tied up, blindfolded, and surrounded by swords that act as a kind of prison or enclosure. It appears that there is no possibility of escape. She appears isolated and alone as she stands in the midst of a barren, watery wasteland far from the town in the distance. The sky is grey and cloudy, indicating despair and a lack of hope. The woman’s feet do not touch the water, indicating that the feeling of being restricted in the Eight of Swords is based on an intellectual assessment of the situation and not an emotional one. There is a path cleared before her, so there is actually a way out of this situation but the blindfolds prevent the woman from seeing her way out.

UPRIGHT EIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Eight of Swords reflects that you feel trapped by your own thoughts and perspectives. The woman in this card is blindfolded and bound, trapping her into thinking that she has no way out. However, if only she could remove the blindfold and change her thinking, she would see that she does indeed have options. So, the Eight of Swords suggests that you need to look at a difficult situation from a new angle. Draw upon your intellectual self and your emotional self to determine the best path forward, one that avoids any possible victimisation or restriction.
The Eight of Swords is often a sign that it is best not to make any important decisions at this point because your thinking has been limited and constrained by self-imposed boundaries. You are struggling to see a situation for what it is and have been lead to believe certain things that may or may not be true. There are choices available but first you must be within the right mindset to know which option to choose. This means releasing the bindings and the blindfold to see the situation from a different, less imposing angle. There may also be too many ideas running through your head, thus it is best to wait until you feel more secure and certain about a situation before making important decisions and taking action.
The woman in the Eight of Swords is often seen as powerless. She has surrendered her power to an unknown entity, thus rendering herself completely powerless. She has become the victim and is now waiting to be rescued. If you see part of this woman in yourself, then it is imperative you take back your power and personal accountability and open your eyes to the options that lie in front of you. The fact is that you do have options, even if you do not like those options. This is fine, so long as you accept that you do indeed have options and you do not have to be the victim here.
The Eight of Swords portrays a dilemma whereby you are faced with the difficulty of a painful decision and you are at an impasse, uncertain of which way to go. However, what you may not realise is that the decision in the Eight is the result of our own actions. Despite the fact that you have boxed yourself into a corner, there is a way out. The solution is simply to deal with the situation in the most direct yet tactful manner possible, and face your choice with inner strength. It is time to be honest with yourself and others in order to be free of the burden of fear or guilt that is implied with the Eight of Swords.
The Eight of Swords can indicate that your interests will be opposed by other people, and this may create restrictions to what it is you want to achieve. Take back your power and realise that you have options whether others oppose you or not. You do not have to be constrained by their way of thinking or their rules.

REVERSED EIGHT OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Eight of Swords reversed indicates that you have come through a difficult time and you are becoming more open to change and self-acceptance. You have been able to reflect on what did and did not work in the past and have changed your perspective and approach. You acknowledge that you do indeed have options, and you are refusing to play the role of ‘the victim’, taking greater accountability for where you are in life.
The Eight of Swords reversed indicates that you need to free yourself from some of the limiting factors of your past. You have some skeletons in the closet that need clearing out. Allow yourself to let go of old patterns of behaviour and belief systems that have previously held you back.

EIGHT OF CUPS

EIGHT OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Escapism, disappointment, abandonment, withdrawal
Reversed: Hopelessness, aimless drifting, walking away

EIGHT OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Eight of Cups is a card of change and transition. The card evokes an immediate reaction of sadness and a sense of solitude. The young man in this card has turned his back on all he has accumulated or accomplished before. He disappears by night into a barren and difficult terrain with only a cloak on his back and a staff in hand. The character in the Eight of Cups has lived and experienced life’s joys and sorrows. His journey is undertaken because of a sense of restlessness and unhappiness experienced as the result of achieving all he has desired, yet finding those things to be less fulfilling than expected. This individual has chosen to forsake the familiar and the comfortable in the pursuit of higher goals. He is embarking upon the spiritual journey because he has not found deep satisfaction in the things of the world, the things with which he is familiar.

UPRIGHT EIGHT OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Eight of Cups indicates that it is time to ask yourself what you can do to bring a deeper satisfaction and joy to your life beyond the obvious pursuit of material satisfaction and/or physical enjoyment. You are seeking deeper meaning to life and focusing in on your personal truth. You want to escape from the ‘rat race’ and pursue deeper, more spiritual goals at this time. You are willing to let go of your material possessions in favour of something more meaningful. Thus, the Eight of Cups is often reflective of the start of a journey of discovery, particularly on a spiritual level.
The Eight of Cups also indicates that you are disappointed enough to walk away from everything you have built up so far. It could indicate a disappointment in love or dissatisfaction with material success. It could also indicate that you have over-extended yourself to the point of emotional exhaustion. Even though you have already come so far, you feel that you can no longer go on and your only choice is to walk away from the situation. You feel disappointed with yourself but you know that this is the right thing to do before you completely burn out. You may also be feeling that you are giving too much and not getting nearly enough in exchange.

REVERSED EIGHT OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Eight of Cups suggests that you may be feeling confused about where your best options lie. Part of you wants to explore new horizons and possibilities but another part of your fears that in doing so, you will miss out on what your current circumstances have to offer.
The Eight of Cups reversed also represents knowing when to walk away from a situation that is ultimately not working for you. Even though there are some fundamental issues that have not been resolved, you know that no matter how hard you try these will probably never be resolved. It hurts you to have to walk away with this lack of closure but you know this is what is needed right now. Sometimes, however, there may be a lack of commitment to walking away, whereby one day you are ready to leave and by the next day you are having doubts and wanting to stay.
The reversed Eight of Cups can reflect hopeless, aimless drifting from one place to the next by someone who cannot stand to be confined to just one setting or someone who never quite fits in. You may fear intimacy and have difficulty making and keeping your commitments. When things become too difficult, you quickly escape and leave behind your troubles, rather than dealing with them head on.

EIGHT OF SWORDS

Eight of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Feeling trapped, restricted, backed into a corner, hands tied, victimised, paralysed by fear/terror, anxiety, feeling pressure, hopeless, helpless , powerless, silenced, crisis, dilemma, drama, imprisonment, punishment, slavery, persecution, judgement, trial by jury, consequences, negative attitudes, psychological issues, major weightloss.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Swords can represent feeling trapped, confined, restricted or backed into a corner or having your hands tied. It signifies fear, terror, anxiety and psychological issues. It is a Minor Arcana card of hopelessness, helplessness, powerlessness, slavery, persecution and being silenced or censored. You will be feeling the pressure when this appears and may be in crisis or going through a dilemma or drama. However, the overall theme of this card is that you are the one keeping yourself in this situation through negative thinking and allowing yourself to be paralysed by fear. The swords depicted in the card are surrounding you but you can take the blindfold off and walk away at any time! This card also represents consequences and judgement which may take the form of trial by jury, imprisonment and punishment.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords can in some cases be an indication of mental health and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, agoraphobia, depression or panic attacks. However, it is also the card of major weight-loss so if you are trying to lose some weight it is a very welcome card to get! This card can also be an indicator of eyesight problems or blindness.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Eight of Swords is not a great omen as it can represent feeling trapped, confined or backed into a corner in your relationship. You may be feeling like you cannot escape but that is only your perception! It may not be easy but you can find a way to leave if you want to. This Minor Arcana card can also signify a relationship in crisis, drama, dilemmas and negativity so your relationship may not be in a great place at the moment. In the extreme negative, it can indicate an abusive relationship as it represents being victimised and feeling powerless and hopeless. Remember, there are organisations that can help if you are in that situation. It can also represent judgement and consequences so if there has been any cheating in the relationship, this card sees the betrayal coming to light. If you are single, the Eight of Swords indicates that you may be waiting for someone to swoop in and right everything that you feel has gone wrong in your life. Remember that true happiness comes from within. It is not a partner’s job to fix your life and if that’s what you are waiting for you are likely to either put potential partners off as they sense your desperation or to attract the wrong type of relationship. You need to work on finding inner contentment for yourself. When you find that, you will be ready to welcome the right kind of partner into your life.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Eight of Swords suggests that you are feeling trapped in your career or current position. You may be feeling powerless, hopeless and helpless to improve you situation at the moment but you are the master of your own destiny. If you hate your current situation that much, you do have the power to change it. In a financial Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords again indicates that you are trapped or restricted by your current financial status but again this is more to do with your anxiety than the reality of your situation. You need to get creative and think outside of the box if you want to make more money. There are ways to get what you want, don’t give into fear.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Swords tells you not to allow yourself to be restricted. You may be feeling powerless when it appears, this can take the form of feeling trapped in your life or confined to a religion or spiritual path. However, this is just a matter of your perception. You can choose to change your direction whenever you want, if you will it to be so. The power is in your hands.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Eight of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Escape, freedom, release , finding solutions/ options, relief, taking control, standing up to abuse, self-belief, survivor, facing fears/ truth, releasing anxiety, hopeful, empowered, healing, mental strength, clear mind, overcome obstacles, prison release, end of punishment, severe depression, paralysis, oppression, surrender.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Swords reversed can represent release, freedom, escape and finding solutions and options. It signifies relieving pressure, releasing anxiety and facing fears and truths. When reversed, it is a Minor Arcana card of self-belief, ignoring criticism, standing up to abuse and taking back control. You may be feeling clear minded, empowered, mentally strong and hopeful when this card appears in your Tarot spread. This card indicates that you may find you are ready for healing, to ask for help and to overcome obstacles. It can also represent release from prison and the end of a punishment. However, on the flip side the Eight of Swords reversed card can be an indication of extreme oppression, surrendering to pressure or being completely paralysed by fear and severe depression.

Health
In a health Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords reversed can represent recovering from or overcoming mental health and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, agoraphobia, depression or panic attacks. It can also signify successful treatment of eye issues. However, on the other extreme, it can also represent severe depression and feeling like suicide is the only way out. If you are suffering from depression or feeling suicidal, remember there is always a better solution. Talk to a mental health professional or confide in family and friends. You can come through this, don’t give up!

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Eight of Swords reversed can represent releasing your fears or anxiety regarding your relationship and overcoming obstacles so it can be a good omen if you have been experience anxiety about the relationship. If you have been in an unhappy or abusive relationship where you felt trapped, this card would suggest that you will escape the relationship. However, the flip side of this card can indicate severe depression or oppression. As such, it can also indicate that severe depression will have a negative effect on your relationship or, if you are in an abusive relationship, that your partner’s controlling behaviour will escalate to extremes. If you are single, the Eight of Swords reversed indicates that you may have let go of any fear or anxiety that had been holding you back from finding love. You should be feeling empowered and hopeful in relation to love. Alternatively, it can be an indication that your anxiety around dating has reached such an extreme that it is paralysing when it comes to finding a partner. Look to supporting cards to confirm which meaning applies.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Eight of Swords reversed can indicate that you may have learned to release you stress, anxiety and fear in relation to work and you should be having a much easier time in work. It can also signify that you may have left a job or career path that had been restricting your potential or making you feel trapped. However, on the flip side, this Minor Arcana card in reverse can indicate that you have become even more oppressed by a career that was already causing you major anxiety. As with the upright version, if the job is making you that unhappy, you need to realise that you can walk away if you choose to. In a financial Tarot spread, the Eight of Swords reversed again indicates that you have either released your worries or fear about finances and are in a much more mentally healthy place or you have become more entrenched in your anxiety. If you are doing well financially at the moment, you may want to start saving a little rainy day money to make you feel more secure in your financial stability.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Swords reversed tells you that you will be feeling empowered, hopeful and free to explore you spiritual path when it appears in your Tarot reading.

EIGHT OF CUPS

Eight of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Abandonment, abandoning plans, walking away, letting go, travelling, escapism, reaching limit, self-analysis, self-discovery, introspection, looking deeper, withdrawal, disappointment, looking for the truth, loneliness, leaving a bad situation, emotional strength, courage, fatigue, weariness

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Cups represents abandonment. It can signify walking away from people or situations in your life or abandoning your plans. It can indicate disappointment, escapism and turning your back on or leaving bad situation. The Eight of Cups can also represent the exhaustion or weariness that can prompt such a decision. Strength and courage are necessary to walk away from what you know into an unknown future and these qualities are also represented in the Eight of Cups. It is a Minor Arcana card representing travel so you could find yourself embarking on an adventure when this card appears in your Tarot reading. The Eight of Cups can signify loneliness, introspection, self-analysis and looking for the truth.

Health
In a health context, the Eight of Cups indicates that you may be spending too much time dwelling on the negative things in your life which could be having a negative impact on your health. Try to shift your focus as a positive outlook may help your health improve. A holiday might do you the world of good and give you a much needed boost.

Love & Relationships
The Eight of Cups is not a great omen in a love or relationship Tarot spread. It represents abandonment or abandonment issues. If you are in a relationship, it can signify either you or your partner walking away from the relationship. It can represent leaving a bad relationship. You may be so weary from the relationship that you feel you have no other option but to let it go. This Tarot card can also be an indication that abandonment issues may cause arguments in your relationship. If you are single, the Eight of Cups can indicate loneliness or being weary of getting into a new relationship. It can also be a sign that abandonment issues, perhaps due to a bad past relationship or abandonment by a parent, are preventing you from believing in love or trusting people you are in relationships with, look to supporting cards to confirm this.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Eight of Cups can indicate that you may walk away from a job that you no longer find fulfilling. You may be feeling like you are not on the correct career path and may be considering a complete career change. If you are in business, you may find yourself walking away from a business that is no longer viable or searching for new innovations or ideas to make your business competitive. The Eight of Cups can also simply indicate travelling in relation to work. In a financial context, the Eight of Cups warns to make prudent financial plans and to be smart with your money. Be sure you are aware of what’s going on with your money and if you are not happy with your financial advisors don’t be afraid to let them go and hire someone you trust. In some cases the Eight of Cups can indicate a financial loss, look to supporting cards for confirmation.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Cups indicates that you may be taking a voyage of self-discovery. You could find yourself doing a lot of soul-searching and introspection when this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot spread. You could find yourself abandoning old spiritual beliefs in your search for your own spiritual path.
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Eight of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Fear of moving on, stagnation, monotony, accepting your lot, lack of self-awareness, lack of emotional maturity, staying in a bad situation, faking happiness, low self-esteem, lack of self-worth, clinginess, fear of commitment, fear of abandonment

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Cups reversed can indicate stagnation. When it appears you may be accepting your lot in life or staying in bad situation that makes you terribly unhappy because you are afraid of moving on or worried about what the future might hold if you leave. You may appear happy to those around you but underneath it all you know you need to get let go of certain people or situations in your life in order to move forward. You are resisting this change because you are paralysed by fear. It can also be a sign of running away from situations, not because they are bad but because you are afraid to take a chance and be vulnerable. This Minor Arcana card in a reversed position can show a lack of emotional maturity and can also be an indicator of low self-esteem or low self-worth. It can also represent returning home after a long period of travelling or living abroad.

Health
In a health context, the Eight of Cups reversed can be an indicator that you are keeping yourself in a situation that is having a negative impact on your health. You need to evaluate what is impacting your health and what you can do to improve things. You have the power to improve your health, whether that means changing your diet, taking up exercise or letting go of the things in your life that are causing you undue stress.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship, the Eight of Cups reversed can indicate that you may be unhappy in your relationship but unwilling to let it go for fear of being alone. You may be doing a great job of appearing to the outside world to be happy in your relationship while on the inside things have become monotonous and stagnant. It can also indicate fear of commitment or lack of emotional maturity causing problems in a relationship. If appearing in relation to a divorce or separation, the Eight of Cups reversed shows things being handled badly for example: a father or a mother abandoning the family or a divorce turning nasty. If you are single, the Eight of Cups Tarot card in a reversed position can indicate that may be putting off potential partners by being too clingy. It can also indicate that you accept bad treatment from partners due to low self-esteem or self-worth. Alternately, you may be running from relationships as soon as they get serious as you fear commitment. Whatever the issues are, you will need to work on them in order to have a healthy relationship in the future. Once you resolve your own issues with relationships and raise your self-worth you will attract the right partner to you.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Eight of Cups reversed indicates that your career may have become stagnant and unfulfilling to you but you are sticking with it because you are afraid to change. You may have not explored all the options available to you, instead choosing to accept your lot in life. When this card appears you need to be embrace change. If your career is unfulfilling to you, the only person who can change that is you, even if that means making a total change in career path. Be brave and go for what you want. Even if you don’t get everything you want, you will at the very least know that you tried. If you are self-employed, the Eight of Cups reversed can indicate that you may be holding onto a business that is no longer profitable for fear of letting it go. Similarly, in a financial context, it can signify clinging to a job or business that you should be walking away from because you are afraid losing the financial security it gives you.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, when the Eight of Cups reversed appears in a Tarot reading, it indicates that you may be lacking in self-awareness or your spiritual growth may be stunted at the moment. You may need to do some soul-searching to connect with your spiritual self and discover your true life path. If you find yourself drifting through life without any direction, a connection to spirit might help you see your path more clearly and give you the strength and courage to leave behind that which no longer serves you. Don’t be afraid! Spirit is always there lovingly guiding us to fulfil our destinies, all we have to do is listen.

EIGHT OF WANDS

Eight of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Hastiness, speed, progress, movement, action, rushing, exciting times, travel, freedom, holiday, holiday romances, taking off, gaining momentum, ahead, thinking on your feet, sudden action, hard work paying off, results, solutions, energetic, positive, infatuation, obsession, being swept off your feet, jumping in,

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Wands represents hastiness, speed, rushing, progress, movement and action. It is a Minor Arcana card of sudden action, excitement, exciting times, travel, freedom, holidays and holiday romances. Whatever you turn your hand to at the moment will take off at great speed and gain momentum. You will be feeling positive and energetic. You will be thinking on your feet, seeing results and finding solutions. Your hard work will be paying off and you will be ahead of the game. The Eight of Wands also represents infatuation, obsession and getting carried away or being swept off your feet.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Eight of Wands can represent a rapid recovery from an injury or illness. It can also represent being very physically active or seeing a newly implemented diet or exercise regime produce results quickly. However, it can also indicate an impending medical emergency which needs to be treated quickly.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Eight of Wands is a good omen indicating progress, exciting times, infatuation and being swept of your feet. Whether the relationship is new or you’ve been together for years this Minor Arcana card brings a rush of love, excitement, sex and passion. It is a sign of the relationship moving forward at great speed and you and your partner jumping in with both feet. If you are single, the Eight of Wands signifies meeting someone who will sweep you off your feet. You may become infatuated or obsessed with this person and the romance will take off quickly. It can also represent a holiday romance or meeting someone while travelling.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Eight of Wands can represent work related travel or things taking off a great speed. You may find yourself going places in the physical sense of attending meetings or overseas conferences or you may find your career is going places! There is a sense of speed and energy with this card so expect a fast-paced, high energy work environment when it appears. If you are in business, a new venture could take off much sooner than you thought it would. However, this Minor Arcana card can also signify hastiness so be careful not to jump into things without researching them. You may need to be patient and allow situations to play out a bit longer before you take action. In a financial Tarot reading, the Eight of Wands represents a lot of movement in your finances so you may have your finger in a lot of pies or a lot of money coming in and out when it appears in your Tarot spread. Just remember this card also warns you not to be too hasty so avoid high risk investments and overspending when it appears. There is no need to rush even though you might feel like your money is burning a hole in your pocket!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Wands indicates that you should be experiencing in a big upswing in your positive energy. If you have been trying to develop your psychic or healing abilities you should find yourself gaining momentum and progressing quickly.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Eight of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Slowness, lack of speed/ movement/ action/ results, slow progress, delayed/ cancelled/ returning from travel or holidays, restriction, bad timing, losing momentum, missed opportunities, late start, unfinished business, lack of energy, negativity, lack of romance, panicked, hysterical, impatient, impulsive, out of control

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Wands reversed represents slowness, slow progress and lack of speed, movement or action. When reversed, it is a Minor Arcana card of restriction, returning from travels or delayed or cancelled travel or holidays. It can signify late starts, bad timing, losing momentum, missed opportunities and unfinished business. Whatever you turn your hand to at the moment probably won’t work out the way you want it to. You may be feeling negativity or a lack of energy when it appears in your Tarot spread. The Eight of Wands reversed also represents being hysterical, impatient, impulsive and panicked or out of control. It can represent dislike or a lack of passion, excitement or romance. It can also signify being grounded.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Eight of Wands reversed can represent a slow recovery from an injury/illness or health suddenly taking a nose dive. It can also represent being inactive or too active leading to fatigue or a newly implemented diet or exercise regime not producing results as quickly as you hoped. It can also signify an illness aggressively taking hold.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Eight of Wands reversed is not a good omen indicating a lack of progress or slow progress, lack of romance and a relationship losing its momentum. Whether the relationship is new or you’ve been together for years this Minor Arcana card reversed can represent a lack of energy, excitement, sex or passion. It is a sign that the relationship is not moving forward at speed you or your partner would like it to as one or both of you is hesitating. If you are single, the Eight of Wands reversed indicates that you may meet someone whom you will initially be infatuated or obsessed with but the relationship will turn sour and you will soon begin to dislike this person intensely. If you’ve had a holiday romance, reality will kick in and you’ll wonder what you saw in them.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Eight of Wands reversed can represent things taking off too quickly or not quick enough and cancelled travel. You may find meetings or overseas conferences are cancelled or that your career is just not progressing at the rate you hoped it would. You may be experiencing setbacks, cutbacks or lack of opportunities for promotion. Alternatively, you may find your career has taken off far too rapidly and you are struggling to keep up with your work load! If you are in business, a venture could be failing to take off or taking off very slowly. Alternatively, you may have so much interest that you cannot keep up with demand. However, this Minor Arcana card can also signify poor timing and missed opportunities so you may be waiting too long to take action. In a financial Tarot reading, the Eight of Wands reversed represents slow progress in your finances. You may feel like you are not making money quickly enough and it’s taking you ages to save for things or reach the level of financial security you desire. Try to have some patience, these things take time. It can also indicate being extremely impulsive with money. Remember, a fool and their money is easily parted!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Wands reversed indicates that you may be experiencing a lack of energy or being affected by negative energy when it appears. If you have been trying to develop your psychic or healing abilities you may find that things are not progressing as quickly as you would like. Remember that these abilities will develop at the pace they are meant to. Try to relax and enjoy the journey, you will get there.

EIGHT OF PENTACLES

Eight of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
New job, self-employment, building business, trade, reputation, craftsmanship, quality, master, expertise, hard work, commitment, dedication, concentration, success, accomplishment, ambition, confidence, financial security, results, rewards, achieving goals, attention to detail, productivity, scholarship, qualifications

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card indicates a time of hard work, commitment, diligence and dedication. The effort you put in will not be in vain as your hard work will pay off and lead to results, rewards or the accomplishment of your goals. When this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading, it indicates that you are methodically working towards something you want. It may seem boring, mundane or even relentless at the moment but you are on the brink of achieving great success, so don’t give up. The skills you are learning at the moment will stand to you later in life and you will come away from this experience not only with the inner wisdom you’ve gained but with a sense of pride and self-confidence from achieving your ambitions.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Eight of Pentacles can indicate that you have been working hard to achieve recovery or fitness. You are paying attention to your health and what your body needs and showing a lot of self-discipline. This should be paying off, leaving you feeling healthier and stronger than before.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that you are putting a lot of work, dedication and commitment in to your relationship. The effort you’re putting in should be paying off and the relationship moving along nicely. This Minor Arcana card indicates that you and your partner should be well on your way to achieving your mutual goals. It can also signify working hard to secure your future financially for you and your partner or family. Be sure to balance this workload with family life and spending time with your partner. If you are single, you should be feeling confident when the Eight of Pentacles appears. However, this card can indicate that a period of apprenticeship is required before you can move forward as you need to learn from your past relationships and deal with their effects in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes in the future.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, if you are looking for work the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card is a great omen as it signifies a new job. Likewise if you are starting a business it is a welcome card as it indicates self-employment, building a business, trade and success. Even if you are not planning a career change, the Eight of Pentacles is a good omen in terms of career as it signifies accomplishment and achieving goals, so things should be going well in a work setting when it appears. You may find yourself achieving a level of mastery in your work or becoming a specialist or expert in your field. If you are still in education, it can indicate being offered a scholarship or achieving qualifications. If you are already in business, the quality or craftsmanship of your work and your attention to detail will earn you a great reputation and trade will flow. This will be achieved by hard work, dedication and diligence. In a financial context, the Eight of Pentacles is also a good omen as it signifies rewards for hard work, success and achievement. All the hard work you have previously put into your financial planning should now be paying off and you should be quite comfortable financially. This card also tells you to use some of your financial success to help those less fortunate.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Pentacles indicates that you are attaining inner wisdom through dedication to your spiritual path. If you have been working to develop your spiritual gifts you should find that the past effort you have put into your spiritual development is starting to pay off as you begin to achieve a new level of mastery of your gifts.
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Eight of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Repetitive or boring job, failure, lack of effort/confidence/commitment/ambition/focus, shoddy workmanship, poor quality, rush job, bad reputation, carelessness, poor concentration/productivity, mediocrity, financial insecurity, scams, overspending, debt, laziness, under-qualified, workaholic, materialistic, mean, dead-end career, biting off more than you can chew.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card reversed can indicate laziness, idleness, carelessness, lack of effort or poor concentration. Alternatively, it can indicate focusing on one area to such an extreme that you neglect the other areas of your life such as being mean and materialistic and neglecting your love life or family life or your soul. When this Minor Arcana card appears in your Tarot reading, it indicates that you are not focusing on what you want to achieve or aren’t putting the work in that needed to achieve your goals or that you are spreading yourself too thin which is leading to failure. Try to set yourself goals, prioritise what you really want to achieve and take tasks one at a time. Lack of ambition, respect or confidence can all be signified by this Minor Arcana card in reverse.

Health
In a health context, the Eight of Pentacles reversed can swing between two extremes. It can be an indication that you are putting too much focus on your body in a way that is detrimental to your health and life such as starving yourself on an extreme dieting or going overboard with body-building. Alternatively, you may be going in the other direction and neglecting your health and fitness completely with poor diet, lack of exercise or abuse of alcohol, drugs or over-eating. Whatever the case, the Eight of Pentacles reversed is a sign that you need to find a healthy balance to support your long term health.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Eight of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are not putting the effort in when it comes to your relationship and there may be a lack of commitment or just laziness in terms of making your relationship work. It can also signify letting workaholic tendencies have an adverse effect on your relationship. When this Minor Arcana card appears, boredom and complacency may be setting in. When it comes to relationships you’ll only get back what you put in, so make the effort to make your partner feel appreciated if you want to resolve the issues you’re facing. If you are single, the Eight of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you may be lacking in confidence when it comes to meeting new people. It can also indicate that you are not putting the effort into meeting new people, which may be leaving you feeling bored and listless. Again, it can also be an indication that you are putting too much focus on work and neglecting your romantic side. If you want to meet someone special, you need to put some time and effort in the romantic side of life and get yourself out there.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Eight of Pentacles Tarot card reversed is not a great omen as it can signify a repetitive or boring job, lack of success/ commitment/ ambition, being an underachiever or on a dead end career path. Things will probably not be going well in a work context when it appears. If you have applied for a new job or promotion, it can indicate an unsuccessful application and that you may lack the qualifications you need to get the job. Laziness, idleness, lack of focus and poor concentration are also represented by the Eight of Pentacles reversed. If you are in business, it can be a warning not to let your standards slip as it represents shoddy workmanship, poor quality, botched work or rush jobs and can represent getting a bad reputation or losing trade through mediocrity. If you are still in education it warns you to focus as you may fail your exams if you don’t put the effort in. Alternatively, the Eight of Pentacles in a reversed position can indicate going to the other extreme by becoming a workaholic or biting off more than you can chew. If that’s the case, try to keep the balance. Work hard when you need to but be sure to time enjoy your life too. In a financial context, the Eight of Pentacles reversed can indicate financial insecurity, overspending, getting into debt and falling victim to scams. So be responsible with your finances and prudent with your investments when it appears. However, this Minor Arcana card can also indicate being overly mean or materialistic, so try not to be a miser when it appears. Be generous to those you trust and those in need, just be clever about it.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Eight of Pentacles reversed indicates that you are ignoring your inner wisdom or suppressing your spiritual side. It can signify that you are becoming overly materialistic or mean and it reminds you to refocus on your spiritual side to bring yourself back into balance.