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 8 Of Wands card and 8 Of Swords card together in particular.
The 8 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 8 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together?
The 8 Of Wands tarot card and The 8 Of Swords tarot card suggest a situation where quick action and speedy decisions must be made despite self-imposed restrictions and/or isolating feelings. This could be a time when news arrives and you must act swiftly to change the situation, but at the same time, you feel like you are stuck in a box and unable to move. It is important to remember that the more you resist the quicker the changes will come, so it is important to be mindful of your choices and decisions.
The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings
What does 8 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your love life?
The 8 of Wands in combination with the 8 of Swords in a reading about love, reflects a situation where there are a lot of changes occurring, some of which may be sudden and unexpected. This could indicate that a new relationship is forming quickly, or that there is a sudden shift in an existing one. It could also point to news that is related to love, such as a proposal or a declaration of love.
At the same time, however, the presence of the 8 of Swords suggests that the changes that are occurring are constrained within certain limits and boundaries. This could mean that you are feeling a sense of self-imposed restrictions, or that your partner has become more closed off and distant. It could also point to an element of fear or intimidation in the relationship, and a sense of feeling trapped or confined.
The 8 of Wands and 8 of Swords in combination therefore suggest that although changes are occurring in your love life, the momentum may be limited by the restrictions you place on yourself, or the limitations imposed by your partner. In order to make progress, it might be necessary to confront whatever fears or insecurities you have in order to free yourself up to experience the new possibilities that are emerging.
What does 8 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your finances?
The 8 Of Wands and The 8 Of Swords together represent a period of transition in your finances and job. You may be feeling stuck in your current situation and like you’re not getting anywhere. The 8 Of Wands shows that news is eventually arriving and in the blink of an eye your situation could change. It’s an indication that something new is coming. You may need to take initiative and be proactive with prospective opportunities to make them happen.
The 8 Of Swords suggests that despite this encouraging news, there are elements of self-imposed restrictions that could be hindering progress. You could be experiencing self-doubt or feeling overwhelmed by the changes, preventing you from taking risks or offering your full potential. It’s a reminder to push through the negative thinking and free yourself from the mental boundaries you’ve created.
The combination of these two cards creates an uneasy balance between a need for action and the fear of the unknown. You may be presented with an opportunity that’s out of your comfort zone, and if you take it you could end up achieving great success. There’s a strong message of hope in these cards but also a warning against stagnation and laziness. Take the chance and try something new – you may be surprised at the results.
What does 8 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords mean together for your health?
The combination of The 8 of Wands and The 8 of Swords tarot cards offers an interesting insight into one’s health. This combination suggests that a quick change is on the horizon in regards to one’s well-being. On the one hand, the 8 of Wands encourages us to take swift action to improve our health. This could manifest as making better lifestyle choices such as exercising more often or eating healthier. It could also relate to seeking out treatments or therapies that can help heal our physical or mental condition. This card is a reminder that now is the time to make a positive change in the area of health.
On the other hand, The 8 of Swords encourages us to be mindful of self-imposed restrictions. We may be holding ourselves back from taking that big leap of faith and really committing to our health. It warns us to be aware of our own limitations, as well as the unhelpful beliefs and negative thought patterns that are holding us back from finding our optimal well-being. This card is a reminder that it is essential to be kind to ourselves and recognise the power of our own thoughts and beliefs.
The combination of The 8 of Wands and The 8 of Swords tarot cards offers a powerful insight into one’s health. It reminds us to take action to better our physical and mental health, but to also remember to be kind to ourselves and be aware of the self-imposed restrictions that may be holding us back. This combination encourages us to find the balance between making positive changes and being mindful of our own limitations.
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 8 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 8 Of Wands mean?
Health: The 8 Of Wands Tarot card is a reminder that health is a central part of life, and that quick action and change may be necessary for good health. It encourages us to take quick action to address any health issues, such as getting regular check-ups, exercising regularly, and watching closely for changes in our body. The 8 Of Wands also indicates that quick changes, such as introducing healthier dietary habits and more active lifestyles, may be necessary to sustain a healthy body.
Finances: The 8 of Wands Tarot card encourages us to take swift action when it comes to our finances. This card implies that quick decisions can help us make more money, invest better, and save more. The 8 of Wands also reminds us to always be prepared for any financial changes and to take advantage of opportunities as and when they arise.
Relationships: The 8 of Wands Tarot card suggests that when it comes to relationships, we should be proactive and open to change. This card encourages us to take quick action when faced with difficulties in our relationships and to be open to new possibilities, such as taking a break from a certain relationship, meeting someone new, or resolving an ongoing problem. It also means that we should move on if need be, and focus on improving ourselves rather than staying in unhealthy relationships.
What does 8 Of Swords mean?
The 8 of Swords Tarot card points to a stagnation of health, whether physical or mental. It suggests that at this time, our health is being self-restricted, and it may be difficult to make changes to our lifestyle or diet due to an inability to take action. It may also indicate that our health is being affected by our own choices, rather than outside influences. We may be stuck in an unhealthy routine, or neglecting our physical or mental health due to fear of failure or judgment. This card can also refer to feeling a lack of control in our health, whether that is due to external factors or our own self-imposed limitations.
This card is indicative of money worries and financial insecurity. We may be feeling trapped in a financial situation due to our own actions or decisions, without any clear way out. We may be struggling with budgeting or trying to manage our expenses in a way that feels healthy and sustainable. It could also mean that we are stuck in a cycle of debt due to misjudging our financial capabilities or taking on too much risk. The 8 of Swords may be a warning sign for us to take a step back and look at our finances more objectively and honestly.
The 8 of Swords Tarot card implies that we are feeling restricted in our relationships, unable to reach out and connect with the people in our lives. We may be feeling cut off or isolated from those around us, either due to feeling ashamed or embarrassed. We may be too afraid to speak up or be honest with those we care about, or too hesitant to form meaningful connections. This card can also refer to problems with communication or miscommunication, or difficulty to be honest and open with our feelings. It could be a sign that we need to take a step back, recognize our own limitations, and embrace the freedom to be open and vulnerable.
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 8 Of Wands and 8 Of Swords has helped you.