Eight of Swords|
The Eight of Swords is a card of entrapment.
Focus on this card when you want to free yourself from
unreasonable bonds or liberate yourself from past mistakes.
A young woman stands alone, bound, blindfolded, and
imprisoned by eight swords that encircle her like the bars of a cage.
The card can symbolizes frustration, fear, and a
sense of powerlessness. It might represent mistreatment at the hands of
others, controlling behavior, vulnerability, and deceit.
While the Eight of Swords can represent victimhood
at the hands of others, it can also signify a self-imposed form of
The Eight of Swords could be a call for
self-empowerment and self-improvement, if the wait for rescue or outside
intervention doesn’t look promising.
The young woman is dressed in yellow, the elemental
color of air. It indicates that she’s normally thoughtful and quick, and
that she’s a student of air magic.
She’s pictured in a spring landscape, because the
suit of swords corresponds to the season of spring.