Eight of Swords
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.