The Eight of Wands is an unusual card. Traditionally, the card shows eight wands flying through the air without people or a visual representation of the card’s story. Despite the simplicity of this card, it’s actually easy to read.
The Eight of Wands tarot card is about important news flying through the air toward you. It can also represent something quickly changing in your life. This is a time for excitement and action, so don’t hold back. If you meet someone new, be prepared for a whirlwind romance. Cupid’s arrows are flying!
Whatever your situation, you are in the home stretch. You’ve done 80% of the work and the results are flying toward you. Keep doing whatever you’ve been doing and prepare yourself for huge success. Everything you’ve worked for is coming quickly to fruition.
This is also a great card for travel, especially if you will be flying.
Keywords for the Eight of Wands Tarot Card
- Speed, action, rapid change
- Air travel
- Important news arrives
- A whirlwind romance
Keywords for the Eight of Wands Reversed
- Delay, frustrations
- Traffic jams
- Travel plans canceled
Patterns and Correspondences of the Eight of Wands Card
- The Wands = rules the personality, ego, and personal power
- Suit of cards = clubs
- Timeline = days to weeks
- Number 8 = mastery and prosperity
- Zodiac sign = Sagittarius
- Element = Fire
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Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Eight of Wands is a fantastic card for love and relationships. Things are moving quickly in the direction you desire.
If you are looking for a new relationship, someone is coming into your life to quickly sweep you off your feet. Keep your eyes out for someone who “pops up out of thin air” into your life.
You can’t sit at home in a bathrobe waiting for this mysterious stranger to magically appear, though. Put yourself in environments where you will meet the type of partner you desire and don’t hold back. This is not the time to play hard-to-get or be coy. Making the first move is strongly encouraged! The harder you work, the faster you will see the results you crave.
If you are currently in a relationship, things are happening rapidly. There will be news or a rapid change in your existing situation. Use the other cards in the spread to see if this new situation will be good or bad. This card alone is a positive omen.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Work
Professionally, things are finally coming together. You’ve put in the hard work and will quickly see results. Keep doing the work, but prepare for a positive change. Build your financial and energetic reserves, maintain your network, and gather a support system.
When the news arrives, you will have to move quickly. The only thing guaranteed is rapid change, so make yourself as prepared as you can be for all possible outcomes.
If you travel for work, this card may indicate another business trip.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Health
Things are changing rapidly for you, health-wise. If you’ve been taking care of yourself, this will be a positive change. If you’ve let your health slide, be prepared for problems.
No matter what, this is a card for action. You must take charge and do the work. There’s no possibility for slacking or procrastination anymore. Everything you’ve done (or haven’t done) will show results soon.
Every step you take toward health will move you quickly toward success. Every step you take away from health will bring you pain and suffering. Every step matters! Don’t slack off now.
Even positive change can be challenging, especially when it is rapid. Build your support system if you are feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, or frightened. You don’t have to face this challenge alone.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
Important news arrives regarding your financial situation. Be prepared for quick changes. You may even need to take rapid action regarding money.
If you’ve been financially wise, you’ll start to see the benefits of compound interest and your investments. Things rapidly improve from here. Keep doing the work and take disciplined action. You are exactly where you want to be.
If you are financially struggling, your situation will quickly make a turn for the worse if you don’t make changes now. Do whatever you have to do to set things right. Reach out for help, be radically honest about your situation, and face the truth. Nothing will change for the better until you change your choices and actions. Changing this situation around is 100% within your control.
Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
The Eight of Wands indicates quick change and important news. Spiritually, this card represents the final push you make toward understanding yourself and your role in the world around you.
The knowledge and new ideas are coming to you so rapidly it sometimes feels like you can’t keep up. Start recording what you are learning and discovering in a journal. Not only will writing things down help you sort out your ideas, but it will act as a record of your personal growth.