Tarot

The Eight of Swords

EightOfSwords

Here is the next installment in my own Tarot design project over on DeviantArt using the Miku Miku Moving program. Please let me know what you think!

Not to worry, I’ll continue to feature the series I started with in the links below.


Today we’re featuring and exploring the Eight of Swords, the eighth card of the Sword Suit in the Minor Arcana.

Additional Card Images

So take a look at these four cards on DeviantArt and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.


Themes of the Card

The Eight of Swords is the eighth card in the Swords Suit of the Minor Arcana and presents the seventh challenge of the suit.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • RESTRICTION
  • CONFUSION
  • POWERLESSNESS

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.


What This Card Means to Me

I often wonder if the situation of feeling stuck, confused, or trapped is a results of the avoidant behavior warned about in the Seven of Swords and echoes the Two of Swords as yet another possible result. If we are willing to face the things at hand, we can address them. We can’t close our eyes, pretend everything is fine, and remain boxed in forever. Eventually we’ll need to do something. Sometimes the only way out is through.


The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.

My Eight of Swords Playlist

Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!


The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let The Eight of Swords speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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