Your Chosen Card – Eight of Wands Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Eight of Wands warns that ‘haste makes waste.’ You may be moving too quickly in a risky or uncontrolled fashion. Alternatively you may be plagued by doubts and hesitation and thus unable to proceed at a proper pace. Be sure to consider the potential consequences of your actions before rushing ahead impulsively. Is it wise to be in such a hurry to get things done? Travel plans may be disrupted or delayed. A love affair may take an unexpected turn.
Keywords Reversed: Doubt, hesitation, travel difficulties, a disrupted flight, delayed messages, haste makes waste, precipitous action, taking unnecessary risks, feeling up in the air, uncontrolled acceleration, the stings of conscience.
Timing: 0 Sagittarius10 Sagittarius. Tropical, 23 November2 December. Sidereal, 16 December24 December.
Astrology: Quick and clever Mercury (debilitated) in the first decan of fiery Sagittarius, realm of the Knight of Wands (Fire of Fire) and Temperance (Sagittarius). Mercury is linked to the Magician.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
Eight Of Wands: Flying With Haste Over The Countryside
When Eight of Wands is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Eight of Wands is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Wands is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Eight of Wands using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
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Reversed Cards: Unlike in the blocked aspect of this card, in which you are choosing not to take action, in the protected aspect of the Eight of Wands, the universe is stepping in to deny your forward movement. More than likely if this card has shown up in the protection aspect, you dont have things perfectly aligned for the result you wish to create. This might be needing to find a new direction, getting yourself out of the way, or correcting your inner game. Either way, the universe has sidelined you for a reason. Surrender and let it take care of the things that for now you are unable to do yourself.
Reversed Cards: The Three of Pentacles is influenced heavily by the planet Mars, which gives this card the drive and determination it needs to see things through to their natural conclusions in the upright position. But when Mars is retrograde, all that fire, force, and sheer will tend to be lacking or difficult to conjure, hence why the Three of Pentacles reversed is often referred to as the lazy card. To be fair, this isnt deliberate laziness on your end. There are circumstances that have bought your forward motion to a standstill or caused you to lose interest in what you were pursuing. Most likely you are just exhausted. Mars has the capacity to run us ragged. Take this downtime as a sign to slow down, to rest and focus on your health.
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Reversed Cards: This card is shown with more than one person mainly to emphasize the coming-together component of this card. Collaboration, however, is not always physical. In the material world, we are always collaborating with vibrational energy to manifest. If we have an idea, we have to set an intention. Once we set the intention, we establish what part we will play. That part is normally our gift. The next step is to let vibrational energy fill the gap between the idea, our gift, and the end result. This is a fabulous way of thinking about the mirror aspect of this card. Instead of looking outward, we are indeed looking inward. Turn the gaze to the self and trust your inner gift, resolve, and faith to bring about what you wish to see in the physical world.