Your Chosen Card – Eight of Wands Reversed Thoth 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.
Etteilla: Countryside, rural life, landed property, farm, garden, tranquility, sport, festivities, merrymaking; (R) uncertainty, doubt, remorse, repentance, argument, inner agitation.
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 Thoth 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: The zodiac signs derive their names from the constellations (star groupings) of the ancient zodiac. The Golden Dawn assigned the signs of the zodiac to twelve of the major arcana cards. Note that the following dates are approximate. As you read the list of characteristics, try to think of people you know who are born under that sun sign. How accurate do you find the zodiac signs to be in describing your acquaintances?
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.
Complete Book of Tarot: The meaning of a tarot card depends entirely on the intuition and sensitivity of the reader.
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Complete Book of Tarot: Ancient astrology dealt with the seven planets (‘wanderers’) visible to the naked eye. The awareness of these seven wandering ‘stars’ gave rise to the seven-day week, each day being named after one of the visible planets: Sunday (Sun day), Monday (Moon day), Tuesday (Mars day), Wednesday (Mercury day), Thursday (Jupiter day), Friday (Venus day), and Saturday (Saturn day). The ancients included the Sun and the Moon among the planets because they wandered across the heavens. The Golden Dawn assigned seven of the major arcana cards to the seven visible ‘planets’ of antiquity.