Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Eight of Wands

The Eight of Wands is the eighth tarot card in the suit of Wands. A completely enigmatic illustration for the Eight of Wands lends little initial help into even a sensible guess at its meaning.

Below, you will find details of the card meanings of The Eight of Wands tarot card. But first…

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Eight of Wands in a sentence

The Eight of Wands represents moving on, travel, or acting with haste.

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    Eight of Wands in a time-based position

    Past – The Eight of Wands in the Past position can represent a time in the past when you acted rashly and it may not have paid off. Impatience is a tricky subject to deal with, everyone tackles it differently. Sometimes we have a mentality that it’s better to do something, anything, than nothing at all, even when doing nothing is the best course of action. Impulse, however, can lead us on to experience things we otherwise would have missed, so be grateful for any experience you gained; positive or negative.

    Present – The Eight of Wands tarot card in the present position has a mixed meaning. You could feel like you’re on a plateau in your life. Not much is going on and you want to make something of yourself. It’s best to try to avoid rushing into something, especially if this ‘thing’ is going to be taking up a large portion of your life. Do, however, try to jump into something trivial, and break up your schedule. Start a new after-hours class or group hobby. Sometimes, despite all advice, jumping into something unprepared can help us grow. We learn along the way, and we learn best by doing.

    Future – The Eight of Wands in the future position suggests a successful career or creation of something great and positive. It might be a case that you felt like you were just given a choice one day, out of the blue, and took it. It’s best never to make rash decisions, but it’s also just as bad to take too long to decide.  Acting quickly and acting on impulse are two different things. When you are presented with a choice in future, just spend a short time thinking. Weigh up your choices; how do they affect me, my friends, my family? Don’t overthink, consider the outcomes and go with your gut.

    The Eight of Wands in regards to life issues

    Work / Education – The Eight of Wands in regards to work or education suggests a current lack of continued success and growth. Don’t expect anything new to happen without first putting in something extra. You’re on a plateau, and you need to will yourself to continue achieving. You need to make decisions, likely big ones, very soon. Perhaps may not have realized your potential yet, but if things are feeling quite ‘easy’ for you, then push yourself harder. You only know your limits when you reach them.

    Romance – The Eight of Wands tarot card in romance is a mixed sign. A current relationship will feel steady, but potentially boring. You might have to go out of your way to introduce a new element to keep things exciting and new. If you’re single and looking, you may have to work hard to understand why you are single, and what you really want. Making quick decisions here could be potentially hazardous. You want to end up with the right person, not settle for the first person you see.

    Friends – The Eight of Wands tarot card in regards to friendship means things are going well. Don’t expect any arguments or gossip now or in the near future. It might be a good time to get into some deep conversations with your friends or really try to help them out when they need you. Try to go the extra mile.

    Money – The Eight of Wands in regards to finances isn’t really a positive or negative sign. A common theme so far with the Eight of Wands is a plateau, so don’t expect enormous gains or losses in the near future. It’s best to be patient and live how you’ve been living in the recent past. Rash decisions and money rarely work out, so be sure not to gamble on something with the hopes that it’ll all work out for the best. It might be worth considering if you value experiences over objects.

    Health – The Eight of Wands tarot card is mixed when placed for health. It isn’t a bad sign if you’re in ill health. Expect a long recovery, however. What’s really important is that you may really need to consider a lifestyle change. Stop going for the easy option in this aspect and put some effort in to treat yourself better. The only real excuse for not eating well and taking care of yourself is laziness.

    Spirituality and Mentality – Patience is a good trait to learn in all aspects of our life. To be impatient is to believe that the world revolves around you. Life can change in an instant and it’s tough to prepare for it. Be adaptable, even if everything feels like it is moving much too quickly for your liking.

    The Eight of Wands Reversed

    Life sometimes stops for a while, sometimes when we don’t want it to. Unexpected pauses can make us feel as if we’re not living up to our potential, but it’s usually the break we need. there is no need to worry if things aren’t going your way. The Eight of Wands reversed represents this; a life stopped for whatever reason. You may have unexpectedly left a job or relationship that was a pillar of your existence. There will always be a period of shock when things changed suddenly.

    Numerology of The Eight of Wands

    Eight represents energy and forward momentum. A strong number, it will guarantee success. The Eight of Wands in numerology is a sign that you’re going to move, possibly move house, and likely move country. If there aren’t any set plans at the moment, expect something to happen soon, and almost without warning. This will be a positive experience, so if given a choice, by all means take it. Many eights in a reading suggest a strong, positive change in your life.

    Keywords for the Eight of Wands

    Speed, excitement, messaging, apathy

    Other associations of The Eight of Wands

    Element: Fire

    As a Yes or No question: Yes

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    Article Info

    Date: Sep 01, 2015
    Amelie Rose Estrela is a gifted psychic and lead author for tarot-explained. She has written many articles on a variety of topics within the spirituality niche, including Psychics & Mediums, Tarot & Angel Readings, Love & Relationships, Spells & Magic and Astrology & Horoscopes (the topic of her e-book).

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