Eight of Wands
The Basic Meaning of the Card (Rider-Waite)
The Eight of Wands is the eighth card in the Tarot’s Minor Arcana within the Wands suit and symbolizes rapid movement, progress and communication. The card’s image shows eight wands flying through the air, indicating that they are on their way to their destination. It represents that when we have focus and determination we can achieve our goals quickly and efficiently, as well as that effective communication is the key to success.
When the Eight of Wands appears upright in a Tarot reading, it signifies a time of rapid movement, progress and communication. The card urges you to be focused and determined in your efforts, as well as to use effective communication to achieve your goals. It is a time to act quickly and to seize opportunities that can lead to success and fulfillment of your dreams.
If the Eight of Wands is reversed in a reading, it can signify that you are feeling overwhelmed by rapid change or that you are having difficulty communicating effectively. It can also mean that you are experiencing delays or obstacles on the way to your goals. The card urges you to find ways to improve your communication and to be more decisive in your efforts, as well as to be open to adapting to changes and overcoming obstacles on your path.
If the Eight of Wands appears in a reading alongside the Three of Cups and the Nine of Wands, it could be interpreted as that through rapid movement and effective communication (Eight of Wands) you will experience joy and celebration with friends and family (Three of Cups). This will give you strength and endurance (Nine of Wands) to face future challenges and to continue striving towards your dreams and goals.