Your Chosen Card – Eight of Athames Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, the Eight of Swords has a similar meaning to the upright card but also implies that you are able to clear the obstacles in your path. The potential for liberation lies in confronting your limiting beliefs and replacing restrictive ideas with more realistic attitudes. If you have surrendered your power to others, its time to take it back and resume control of your life.
Keywords Reversed: Feeling restricted, trapped, blocked, hemmed in, or confined; self-imposed limitations, imprisonment, problematic thoughts, unexpected interference, unforeseen bad luck, petty gossip, censure, blame, criticism, disquiet, confusion, over-thinking a situation, the paralysis of analysis, being a prisoner of your own mind, allowing others to inhibit your freedom.
Timing: 0 Gemini10 Gemini. Tropical, 21 May31 May. Sidereal, 15 June24 June.
Astrology: Expansive Jupiter (debilitated) in the first decan of airy Gemini, the realm of the Knight of Swords (Fire of Air) and of the Lovers (Gemini). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune. Jupiters debilitated state in Gemini brings about increase without accompanying good fortune.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.
Eight Of Swords: The Paralysis Of Analysis
When Eight of Athames 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 Athames is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Athames 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 Athames 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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Complete Book of Tarot: Equilibrium re-established, harmony, fairness, equity, communication, sharing, compassion
Complete Book of Tarot: When reversed, the Eight of Swords has a similar meaning to the upright card but also implies that you are able to clear the obstacles in your path. The potential for liberation lies in confronting your limiting beliefs and replacing restrictive ideas with more realistic attitudes. If you have surrendered your power to others, its time to take it back and resume control of your life.
Tarot Triumphs: The Hanged Man may look alarming on first viewing. He is often taken to be a dead man, a criminal who has been hung, or a traitor suspended by his feet according to the Italian custom, and his name at first (Le Pendu in French) seems to support that theory.35 But the way he is depicted suggests that he is in fact an acrobat. In nearly every version, he looks calm and happy, a man who is in control of what he’s doing. Reverse the usual meaning, and you will find a man studying the world in reverse!
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Reversed Cards: Because Mars rears his head in this card, it is not a long stretch to believe he is quite enjoying the pain he is inflicting. Could you be playing Marss part in someone elses life? People often find it easier to chastise others when they see them being foolish or emotionally overindulgent. They think nothing of adding to this misery and creating more suffering in someones life. With this card in the shadow aspect, just be mindful that you are not doing the same to someone in your current orbit.