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Eight of Swords

Meaning of the Eight of Swords Tarot Card

A young woman stands inside a circle of swords. Her hands are bound and she is blindfolded. The background sky may look stormy, but sometimes a bit of light breaks through the clouds.

Eight of Swords Upright Meaning

You might feel like you are out of options when this card comes up in a reading. The Eight of Swords is about feeling limited, even if the only limitations are the ones in your mind. Check the cards to get a better understanding of what it is that is limiting you. This card can also indicate prisons both real and metaphorical.

8 of Swords Upright Keywords: out of options, bondage, jail, limits, self-imposed boundaries

Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning

Upon closer inspection, you can see that those swords don’t make an effective jail. The Eight of Swords reversed is letting you know there is a way out of the situation you are in. Like the figure in the card, there might be an answer in your surroundings. After all, those swords can cut through the bonds of the woman in the picture, liberating her instead of keeping her trapped.

8 of Swords Reversed Keywords: freedom, not being held back, finding a way out in the thing trapping you, solutions available