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Eight of Wands tarot card meaning


    energy, motivation, change, vitality, enthusiasm,


    blocking, delay, precipitation, impulsiveness, frustration,

Are you interested in the divinatory tarot and looking for reliable information on the non-court cards in the minor arcana? On this page, you'll find all the information you need to have a better understanding of what the Eight of Wands means.

For Tarot specialists, the wands are always associated with emotional energy, temperament and moods. They match the diamonds of a traditional card game and stand for the element of fire.

From a symbolic point of view, the card is fairly easy to understand. It represents two sets of four sticks meeting to form a cross. Unlike the other arcana of the suit, you'll quickly note the scarcity of vegetation. There are only two small vertical flowers. In effect, with the Eight of Wands everything happens as if the seeker's creative energy is concentrated on them. By focusing on these two distinct points, they will stop being distracted by futilities and finally use their potential wisely. They will soon be able to give the best of themselves in order to achieve their goals!

Motivation gets you going. Habit keeps you going.


  • short-term

    In the short term, the Eight of Wands means that the period of doubt that you have recently crossed is now a distant memory. You feel ready to get moving again and plan to take the opportunity to change some areas of your life. By using your energy wisely, you are promised a bright future!

  • long-term

    In the long run, the Eight of Wands is a great personal development tool. It will allow you to be enthusiastic when you face life and its obstacles. The card will offer you the energy essential to getting yourself going, and to the achievement of your objectives. For you, the opportunity that presents itself is ideal if you would like to develop in perfect harmony with your most deeply held beliefs and values.

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    Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

    Eight of Wands upright

    In its most traditional interpretation, the Eight of Wands means that the difficulties the seeker has been encountering are now well and truly behind them and that they have successfully managed to overcome the obstacles that stood in the way. With their house in order, they have all the things they need to move quickly forward on their life path.

    The Eight of Wands is witness to the power of the energy the seeker can benefit from today. In both business and relationships, things are moving fast and there are lots of opportunities as the days go by. It will be important for the seeker to be ready to seize the ones that seem most interesting to them, and to accept that some of their habits need to be questioned, even those that are most familiar.

    Faced with so many novelties, the seeker will almost certainly feel completely overwhelmed from time to time, but their enthusiasm will help them get involved with things that are important to them! The Eight of Wands is thus a favorable omen for anyone looking to improve themselves in harmony with their deepest held beliefs, without getting lost in the game of appearances and pretense. It predicts fast and sustainable movement that will promote initiative, career progression and personal growth.

    Eight of Wands reversed

    Although it is always difficult to interpret a draw without taking into account all the arcana present, the reversed Eight of Wands traditionally refers to two distinct cases.

    In the first of these, the seeker will have to learn to distinguish speed and precipitation. The energy inherent in the Eight of Wands is a valuable tool for their development but they will have to learn to control their impulsiveness. Before starting to act I would suggest they take some time to look at everything that is at stake in the situation they are facing at the moment.

    In the second case, the reversed Eight of Wands speaks of blockages and delays. Although the enthusiasm is still there, for the moment external causes hinder the seeker setting themselves in motion. The only possible solution? They need to bide their time and try not to feel too frustrated.

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