57-Eight of Swords – Reversed Golden Deck

Your Chosen Card – Eight of Swords Reversed Golden 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, it’s 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 Gemini–10 Gemini. Tropical, 21 May–31 May. Sidereal, 15 June–24 June.
Astrology: Expansive Jupiter (debilitated) in the first decan of airy Gemini, the realm of the Prince of Swords (Fire of Air) and of the Lovers (Gemini). Jupiter is linked to the Wheel of Fortune. Jupiter’s debilitated state in Gemini brings about increase without accompanying good fortune.
Number Symbolism: 8 – movement, action, power, determination.

Mathers: Sickness, calumny, criticism, blame; (R) treachery in the past, event, accident, remarkable incident.

When Eight of Swords 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 Swords is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Eight of Swords 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 Swords using cards from the Golden 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
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Complete Book of Tarot: With regard to reading the cards, I will devise and order for my clients the best tarot consultations, according to my judgment and means; and I will take care that they suffer no hurt or damage. Nor shall any person’s entreaty prevail upon me to read the cards in a manner that brings hurt or damage to anyone; neither will I counsel any tarot reader to do so.

Tarot Books

Complete Book of Tarot: The incantation myth: you must say a special prayer or perform an incantation before reading with the cards.

Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley believed that newcomers to the tarot could truly appreciate the cards only if they observed closely how the tarot behaves over a substantial period of time. In other words, an understanding of the tarot comes only through extensive experience with the cards, treating them as if they were sentient beings. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice!

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Complete Book of Tarot: Crowley cautions that merely intensifying one’s study of the cards as objective things rather than as living individuals is not sufficient. The student must live with the cards, and the cards in turn must live with the student. The tarot novice and the living cards must take time to get to know one another. How else can a relationship form and grow?