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.
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 7 Of Wands card and 8 Of Swords card together in particular.
The 7 Of Wands 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 7 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together?
The 7 of Wands tarot card and the 8 of Swords tarot card together can often mean a need for self-defense from outside forces as well as restricting oneself in order to protect against potential competition. Even though it may feel like a burden to be so wary of potential opponents, this self-defensive mentality is important to keep in mind so that one can remain safe and secure in times of danger and uncertainty. At times, it may be necessary to cut oneself off from the world in order to remain safe, even if it means being isolated or imprisoned in a metaphorical sense. The 7 of Wands and the 8 of Swords urge one to take all necessary precautions in order to protect themselves and survive any potential threats.
The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings
What does 7 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your love life?
The 7 Of Wands tarot card and The 8 Of Swords tarot card together show a need to protect yourself in a relationship. Your love life is about to come under attack from outside sources – such as competition from other suitors – and the 7 Of Wands encourages you to stand your ground and defend against any and all intrusions. This card is a reminder that you have the power to protect and defend your relationship, and the strength within to do so.
The 8 Of Swords, however, suggests that you have limited yourself in some way in your relationship. Perhaps you have placed boundaries on yourself and perhaps you feel confined, as if you are locked in some way and unable to move forward. This card is a reminder that you can only control yourself, and not the actions of others. Releasing yourself from these restrictions will give you the freedom to find a deeper, more meaningful level of connection.
In conclusion, these two cards together suggest that in your love life, self-defense is an important element. Protect your relationship from outside forces and then release yourself from any self-imposed limitations. Doing so will help you and your partner move beyond the confines of your current relationship and create a deeper bond.
What does 7 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your finances?
The 7 Of Wands tarot card and The 8 Of Swords tarot card together can represent a variety of things when it comes to finances and job. On the one hand, the 7 Of Wands tarot card suggests the need to be defensive and resistant to competition in order to succeed. This is important to remember during periods of high pressure or competition in the job market, as you will need to look out for yourself and your interests. Additionally, the card encourages you to be persistent, determined, and courageous in the face of obstacles.
On the other hand, the 8 Of Swords tarot card suggests that you may be self-imposing certain restrictions or isolation related to your finances or job. This could be anything from being too afraid to take risks or let go of safety nets, to feeling boxed in by a certain job. The card is a warning to not let fear govern your decisions, but to instead look for ways to break free from the restrictions that are holding you back.
When both of these cards come together, they offer an insight into the mental traps we can find ourselves in when it comes to money and work. While the 7 Of Wands tarot card suggests that being defensive and resistant to competition is necessary in order to protect yourself and ultimately succeed, The 8 Of Swords tarot card subtly warns against being too restrictive and fearful of taking risks. Ultimately, the combination of these two cards suggests that in order to find success with your finances and job, you need to strike a balance between being defensive and resistant to competition, while also allowing yourself to take risks and be open to new possibilities.
What does 7 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your health?
The 7 of Wands and the 8 of Swords tarot card can have a profound impact on our overall health and wellbeing when taken together. When these two cards come together it is a warning to take steps to protect yourself from the competition that is coming your way. It also suggests that you are in danger of self-imposing restrictions that could end up isolating and imprisoning you.
It is important to take action now to prevent any further harm. You need to be aware of how you are using your energy and be mindful of how you are defending yourself. It could be helpful to employ some natural self-protection tactics, such as setting boundaries and saying ‘no’ when it is necessary. It is also important to acknowledge and accept that there is competition out there and that you need to be prepared to defend yourself against it.
You also need to be careful about the restrictions you are imposing on yourself. It is easy to become isolated in our own minds and to get lost in our own thoughts and worries. It is important to stay connected to the people and things that matter most to you. Make sure you take the time to do things that bring you joy and that help you to stay grounded.
Finally, the 7 of Wands and the 8 of Swords also warn against feeling too trapped by your circumstances. It is important to remain open to opportunities and to know that you have the power to create the changes you wish to see in your life. With the right mindset, you can turn fear and competition into an energizing and powerful force.
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 7 Of Wands 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 7 Of Wands mean?
Health: The 7 of Wands Tarot card is a reminder that we need to look out for ourselves and our own health. It encourages us to be proactive in taking preventative measures to guard against physical and mental illness, as well as looking out for our overall wellbeing. Taking steps such as getting regular check-ups, eating nutritious food, exercising and getting good rest are all ways that we can protect our health and well-being.
Finances: The 7 of Wands Tarot card can also be taken as a sign of protection for our finances. It reminds us to be aware of our own financial situation and take steps to protect our money and investments. This could include understanding our budget and savings, creating financial plans, budgeting and being mindful of our spending habits.
Relationships: When it comes to relationships, the 7 of Wands Tarot card speaks to the need for self-defense and protection. It reminds us to be mindful of our boundaries and to ensure that we are not taken advantage of in any way. We need to be aware of how we are communicating with others and not be afraid to set our expectations for any kind of relationships that we have, both personal and professional. Ultimately, protecting ourselves is key to maintaining healthy relationships with others.
What does 8 Of Swords mean?
The 8 Of Swords Tarot card can signify self-imposed restrictions, isolation, and imprisonment. When the 8 Of Swords card appears in a reading, it can indicate a feeling of limitation and being held back in a certain aspect of life. The area in question could be physical, emotional, mental or financial, and the card can suggest that a person feels stuck in an area of their life and unable to move forwards.
When it comes to health, the 8 Of Swords Tarot card can signify holding back on a course of action or treatment out of fear, despite evidence suggesting that it could be helpful. It can also suggest that a person is over-restricting themselves and consequently not receiving the necessary nutrition. There are also emotional and mental limits placed, such as not allowing oneself to take risks and instead helping to stay status quo, no matter how unhealthy it is, or not allowing yourself to feel and experience emotions.
In terms of finances, the 8 Of Swords can represent feeling limited and unable to increase one’s wealth due to too many restrictions placed upon oneself. A person could be avoiding taking risks for fear of failure, or hanging onto possessions and money out of fear of lack and scarcity.
When it comes to relationships, the 8 Of Swords might suggest that a person is restricting their feelings and emotions and not allowing themselves to be open and vulnerable with someone. It can also suggest that a person is in too much of a rush and is pushing for a relationship to take a certain path too quickly and not allowing it to unfold naturally. They may also be too closed off and unwilling to allow themselves to truly let someone in, leading to potential problems in the relationship.
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 7 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords has helped you.