Eight of Swords

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Eight of Swords TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS

Upright: Negative thoughts, self-imposed restriction, imprisonment, victim mentality.

Reversed: Self-limiting beliefs, inner critic, releasing negative thoughts, open to new perspectives.

Eight of Swords TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION

The Eight of Swords shows a woman bound and blindfolded. Eight swords surround her, seemingly trapping her in place, a symbol of the limiting thoughts, beliefs and mindset that prevent her from moving forward in her life. However, look closer: if the woman removed her blindfold, she would quickly realise that she can escape her predicament by letting go of her limiting beliefs and establishing a new, more empowered mindset. The water pooled at her feet suggests that her intuition might see what her eyes cannot.

NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards.

 

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