Drawing 6 Of Swords Card And 8 Of Swords Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 15 December 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.

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However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.

As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 6 Of Swords card and 8 Of Swords card together in particular.

The 6 Of Swords card and 8 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.

What does 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords mean together?

For me, the combination of the 6 Of Swords tarot card and the 8 Of Swords tarot card means a transition that involves moving away from self-imposed restrictions and isolation. This could mean that I’m being called to take action to break out of a place or situation that I have been feeling trapped in. It could symbolize the courage and strength I need to make a difficult decision and prepare for a journey. The pain and fear of leaving a known place or situation behind can feel like a prison and sometimes it is a necessary step in order to begin the healing process.

The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings

What does 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords mean together for your love life?

The 6 Of Swords and The 8 Of Swords tarot cards can mean a lot when taken together in a love reading. They suggest that a necessary transition is coming up in your relationship that will cause a relocation or a move. This could mean a move to a new home, a change of city, or even a transition to a new job. Whatever it is, this move needs to happen because it is a part of your destiny.

At the same time, The 8 Of Swords suggests isolation and self-imposed restrictions. You may feel limited in your options and feel as though you are being held back. You may not feel free to do the things you want to do, either with your partner or with yourself. This could be because of fear or a lack of confidence in yourself and your relationship. You need to have faith in yourself and your love and make sure that you don’t let yourself be held back by self-doubt or judgment.

The 6 Of Swords and The 8 Of Swords tarot cards together suggest that you need to be brave and make a necessary move for your relationship, but you must also be careful not to let your insecurities or fear get in the way. If you can take the plunge and have faith that it will all work out, then you can make this transition with success. Be brave and take the leap of faith and you can make this the best thing that you have ever done.

What does 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords mean together for your finances?

The 6 Of Swords and The 8 Of Swords tarot card together have a significant impact on your finances and job. This combination suggests that you are undergoing a significant transition in your life, be it a relocation, a job change, or something else. It can signify that the transition you are making is both necessary and potentially difficult.

At this time, you may be feeling a sense of isolation and a need to be strict with yourself. You may be feeling unsure or uncertain of what this transition will bring. You may also be feeling as though you are trapped in a situation you are unable to control. The 8 Of Swords Tarot Card warns you to be mindful of the restrictions you impose on yourself, as at times they can be self-sabotaging.

The combination of The 6 Of Swords and The 8 Of Swords Tarot Card urges you to make necessary changes in your life and career, but to do so without becoming overly restrictive with yourself. It suggests that you should focus on working on setting goals for yourself and striving to reach them. You may find that you have to make hard choices and have difficult conversations, but it’s important to remember that this is necessary for your growth and progress.

By working with the energy of both The 6 Of Swords and The 8 Of Swords Tarot Card, you can find success in your career and finances. Change is never easy, but staying in a situation that isn’t right for you isn’t beneficial either. Maintain a balance of self-imposed restrictions and necessary changes and you’ll be able to make progress.

What does 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords mean together for your health?

The 6 Of Swords and the 8 Of Swords tarot cards together can be seen as a message about your health that it is time for a transition and movement, but only within certain parameters. On one hand, the 6 of Swords may indicate that you need to take some time to move away from negative things in your life, such as unhealthy habits, relationships, or environments. It could be that you need to take a physical journey to start afresh, but it could also mean a mental journey towards newfound understanding, peace, and growth.

On the other hand, the 8 of Swords can suggest that you should make sure that any transition you make is done within healthy boundaries. You may need to put up boundaries and ‘self-impose restrictions’ so that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. It might mean setting yourself personal limits regarding your health, such as making sure you take regular breaks to look after yourself and that you maintain a healthy and nutritious diet.

The combination of the 6 of Swords and the 8 of Swords is not only urging you to make a transition, but to also make sure that it is done in a safe and healthy way. It can serve as a reminder to take care of yourself during a period of transition and to build supportive structures in order to allow you to feel secure and protected. So that you can make the transition with assurance, comfort and peace of mind.

The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.

Common 2-card spreads

Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread

The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:

  • The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
  • The 2 card “Yes or No”

“The Fool’s Journey”

Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over

Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)

Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.

The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation

The 2 card “Yes or No”

Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.

Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.

The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.

Yes or No meaning

Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.

The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.

What does 6 Of Swords mean?

The 6 of Swords Tarot card can signify a time of necessary change in health related matters. It can represent a transition in either the accepting of a new health condition, or a time of healing and recovery. It can also suggest that an individual is finally ready to let go of an old habit or routine and adopt a new, healthier one. This card may show that it’s time to seek professional help for any health related matters, or to begin a new health regimen.

The 6 of Swords Tarot card can signify a time of necessary transitions in financial matters. It may represent a time of relief from a long-term financial burden, or it can signal a time of financial stability and security. This card can suggest that it’s a good time to take a closer look at your finances and consider new ways to save, invest, and manage your money. It can also indicate that you may need to make necessary changes to your financial habits and think of more creative ways to generate income.

The 6 of Swords Tarot card can signify a necessary transition in relationships. It can indicate that an individual is ready to take steps towards a positive change in their relationships, or it can represent a time of healing and reconciliation. This card can also suggest that it’s time to make necessary changes in a relationship, or consider different ways of interacting with one another. It can also signal a time of relocation, such as moving in together or furthering away from each other. Overall, this card emphasizes the need for emotional and practical changes in order to create a more balanced and healthy relationship.

What does 8 Of Swords mean?


The 8 of Swords Tarot card represents a period of self-imposed restrictions, limitations, and feeling stuck. When it appears in a health-related context, this card can represent cycles of unhealthy behavior. It suggests a need to break out of our own unhealthy habits, or be willing to try something new and different. For example, this card could represent breaking out of an unhealthy diet, or being willing to try a new form of exercise. Alternatively, it could represent a difficulty in taking care of ourselves. This card may indicate that we need to be more intentional with our self-care practices and make time to focus on our own health and well-being.


When it appears in the realm of finances, the 8 of Swords Tarot can point to feelings of economic restriction. We may feel like we’re stuck in a cycle of debt, overspending, or money troubles. This card can represent the need to make a shift in our financial habits and to break out of a cycle of bad luck. It can indicate that it’s time to take a look at our financial situation and to start making changes. This may mean making a budget, cutting back on expenses, or seeking help to get out of debt.


When it comes to relationships, the 8 of Swords Tarot can indicate that we need to break out of our patterns of fear and insecurity. It can point to a need to trust in our relationships and to be willing to take risks. This card may also indicate that we are holding ourselves back from engaging in meaningful relationships because of our own self-imposed restrictions or because of our own insecurities or fears. In some cases, this card could be highlighting the need to take a break from a relationship in order to re-evaluate our needs and our boundaries.


Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 6 Of Swords and 8 Of Swords has helped you.