The 8 Of Wands represent forward momentum, accelerated progress, and fast results. Things are moving quickly in your life when the 8 of Wands appear, and the energy you're feeling now is working in your favor. The competition and envy that others were directing your way in the 7 of Wands has dissipated, and your position is now secure. What you're focusing on right now is heading in the right direction, and at an accelerated rate. The world is your oyster!
Wands, rods, or staves are one of 4 suits in the Minor Arcana, and correspond with the suit of clubs in a traditional playing card deck. The suit of wands is associated with the element fire of the 4 elements and represent a fiery intensity and inner drive to succeed. There's a strong masculine characteristic to this suit, which means competition and courage are obvious in many Wand tarot readings. A desire to be heard, understood and praised all correspond to the suit of wands in tarot.
The 8 of Wands show 8 rods or staves flying swiftly through the air, quickly heading to their destination. Each of the 8 Wands have 3 small sprouts beginning to bloom which represent growth and progress. All of the 8 wands are pointed in exactly the same direction, and their momentum is only increasing as they head downward.
The background of the 8 of Wands show a clear and perfect day, with not a single cloud in the sky. Nothing can impede the progress of the 8 Wands, and nothing detracts from their focus in this tarot card. The only noticeable details are the lush green hills, and calm serene river flowing underneath. A house sits atop a hill in the distance, overlooking the countryside. I believe this elevated position is the same one the young man was defending from attackers in the 7 of Wands. This further suggest that the struggle is over, the competition is complete, and the focus is solely on forward progress.
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When receiving the 8 of Wands Upright in a tarot reading you can expect life to speed up in a serious way. This isn't a "chaotic" or stressful speed, but a faster pace toward the achievement of your goals and desires. You're probably feeling like you're 'in the zone' when the 8 of Wands Upright appears, and nothing can stand in your way. This can also be described as a being in a flow like state, where everything is coming together, all at the same time. There's tremendous energy and power coming from the 8 of Wands Upright, and it's all under your complete control. The decisions and choices you're making now are taking you in the right direction. What you're working toward is producing results at an exceedingly fast rate, don't waste this golden opportunity!
Have you ever seen a train try to come to a complete stop? A train traveling at 55 miles per hour will take over a mile to come to a halt. This is a perfect example of the momentum reflected in the 8 of Wands Upright. You've finally hit your stride, and there's nothing stopping you at this moment in time. Decide what you want to direct this energy toward, and focus on it's fulfillment. Once you've made up your mind on what you want to accomplish, you'll arrive at your destination in what feels like the blink of an eye.
The speed and pace associated with the 8 of Wands Upright can be a little intimidating or scary if it isn't something you're used to. Don't fret or get anxious, but allow this positive energy to propel you forward. Continue taking on life in a cool, calm, and collected manner. You'll be astonished at what you're capable of achieving once you're done!
The 8 Of Wands Reversed can suggest that you're in a rut, or feeling confused about which direction to take. You could be feeling unmotivated and like your losing steam, unable to see a project to completion. This causes frustration and leads to a momentum heading in the opposite direction, almost like you're going backwards. You might be taking on too many projects at the same time when the 8 of Wands Reversed appear. This makes you unable to give complete attention toward your definite major purpose. Take time to reflect on where, or what you're directing your energy toward, and if it's really the best use of your time.
Don't start something if you aren't willing to see it through, or just give up at the first sign of hardship. Bouncing from one idea to the next is like starting a puzzle, finding the corners, and then dumping a new puzzle on top of the old pieces. Nothing gets accomplished this way, and makes you want to give up even sooner on your next endeavor.
Receiving the 8 of Wands Reversed can be a sign that you should switch up your normal routine, and do something different. The monotony and grind of constant repetition causes a lack of interest and effort. Get out of your comfort zone to get the creative juices flowing. This will not only help prevent stagnation and complacency, but open you up to new perspectives and ideas! Do not get discouraged if you encounter a difficult situation, but power through and start building that forward momentum again.
Drawing the 8 Of Wands Love card in a tarot reading displays excitement, interest, and a reignited spark in your love life. Being single, or in a relationship now feels fresh and new again. No matter what situation you're in, whether it's with your partner, or searching for your soulmate, it's an exciting time. If you're in a relationship this can feel like that "honeymoon high" connection you first had when the two of you met. You and your partner are in sync when the 8 of Wands Love tarot card appears. The relationship is growing stronger and stronger, and you feel closer to your partner than ever before. This would be an excellent time to try something new together, or consider taking a trip!
If you're single and receive the 8 of Wands Love card then you're in a fantastic position. You may not even realize it but a potential love interest could appear right in front of you at any given moment. You're feeling extraordinarily confident when this card shows up, which heightens your attractiveness and desirability. Go with the flow when meeting new people or pursuing someone. The energy associated with the 8 of Wands Love card is magnetic and charismatic, which draws others closer to you with minimal effort on your part. With great power comes great responsibility, don't take advantage of this magnetic charm!
What an exciting change of pace the 8 of Wands Money card bring compared to the 7 of Wands. No longer do you have to worry about others trying to take what you've worked so hard to achieve. Both work and finances benefit from the 8 of Wands Money interpretation, and change is happening quickly and constantly. When it comes to work you're feeling secure in your current position, but the renewed energy and motivation you're experiencing now are propelling you forward to even bigger and better things. Increased responsibility, and the workload that comes along with it don't seem to bother you a bit. Your productivity and efficiency certainly aren't going unnoticed, so don't be surprised if you find yourself climbing even higher on the ladder. Roll with this forward momentum for as long as it lasts and you'll continue seeing successful results.
The financial context for the 8 of Wands Money card also shows rapid and accelerated change. This can serve you well, or hinder your progress depending on how you're choosing to manage your finances. Pay attention to where you allocate your money, making sure it isn't being spent as quickly as it comes in. You could be dedicating your resources to multiple ventures, hedging your investments instead of putting all your eggs in one basket. Don't allow this increase in cash flow to go down the drain, carelessly spending because you think it'll always be there. Life is like a wheel, constantly turning and changing from high highs to low lows. Consider putting a few dollars aside to prepare for if/when life circumstance change, and you find yourself in a different position.
I really resonated with writing this article on the 8 of Wands. I've been feeling a massive amount of momentum toward reaching my goals, and it feels like every morning I wake up I'm further ahead than I could have imagined!
Have you ever experienced being "In the zone", or that flow like state where everything just comes together perfectly? What have you been directing your energy toward and how has that translated to reaching your goals? Let's talk about it! :D