29-Eight of Wands – Reversed Rider Waite Deck

Your Chosen Card – Eight of Wands Reversed Rider Waite 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 Sagittarius–10 Sagittarius. Tropical, 23 November–2 December. Sidereal, 16 December–24 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 Rider Waite 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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Complete Book of Tarot: Key: The occultists who developed the modern tarot regarded each card, especially the major arcana, as ‘keys’ to unlock doors to esoteric knowledge. Presumably these mysterious truths were encoded in the tarot symbols by none other than the Egyptian god Thoth.

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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 don’t 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.

Complete Book of Tarot: Myth 2: The tarot is evil and owes its accuracy to the workings of the devil.

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Complete Book of Tarot: Whatsoever house I may enter, my visit shall be solely for the benefit and advantage of the querent; and I will willingly refrain from doing any injury or wrong from falsehood, and (in an especial manner) from acts of an amorous nature, whatever be the rank of those for whom I consult the cards, whether mistress or servant, bond or free.