A card of action; swiftness. Conveys immediate information or action. News swiftly travelling. Because the suit of Wands relates to information, look for new communication and unexpected news. An acceleration.
The meanings of the Wands Tarot cards deal with the spiritual level of consciousness and mirror what is important to you at the core of your being. They address what makes you tick–your personality, ego, enthusiasm, self-concept, and personal energy, both internal and external.
This card in context. It is time for action; send your message. Those desires, duties, and obligations are due. Move swiftly and determined, defend your felicity, and move towards building a better tomorrow. Today is the day. (EZM)
The Eight of Wands shows eight sprouting wands sailing through the air at high speed. Their flight suggests change, movement and travel. The sky is clear and the beautiful river is flowing freely and giving life to the surrounding landscape.
The Eight of Wands says the struggles of the Seven of Wands have now all but cleared and you have the freedom and space to move forward with your plans once again. This Eight is a dynamic card, containing a high level of energy that propels you forward to reach your goals at a much faster pace than ever before. You can expect to be very busy, but this is one of those ‘good busy’ periods during which you are enthusiastic about the progress you are making.
The Eight of Wands encourages you to go with the flow; don’t resist it. Everything is moving fast so make the most of this forward momentum to manifest your goals and dreams. Allow the energy of the Universe to flow through you and propel you closer to your goal. Trying to slow things down because you’re not ready or you’re fearful about the unknown will just waste this opportunity. Use the energy instead to fuel positive change and produce significant results.
The Eight of Wands also invites you to be laser-focused with your intentions and actions. Determine what you want to manifest and then align all of your resources and energy to focus on that singular goal. Remove all distractions and devote yourself to the task with total concentration, determination and will. This experience can be highly productive, allowing you to accomplish a lot in a short time.
With the Eight of Wands, you can look forward to the rapid completion of a project currently underway, but you can also expect to be occupied by something new and even more exciting soon. There is no stopping you right now as you are just bursting with energy and ideas, and you cannot wait to achieve one task and start another. To maximise this energy, make sure your activities align with your broader goals and invest in the right things at the right time. Also, make sure your previous task is complete before you move to the next one.
This card is a sign to ‘strike while the iron is hot.’ It is most definitely an action-oriented card that encourages you to move quickly to pursue the best opportunities available. There is no waiting around while the Eight of Wands is present, so determine where your energy should go and get on with it!
Often, the Eight of Wands suggests air travel, a short-term or whirlwind trip, such as a business trip or holiday. You may even enjoy being part of a tour group that visits ten countries in as many days!
In a general, the Eight of Wands represents hastiness, speed, rushing, progress, movement and action. It is a Minor Arcana card of sudden action, excitement, exciting times, travel, freedom, holidays and holiday romances. Whatever you turn your hand to at the moment will take off at great speed and gain momentum. You will feel positive and energetic. You will think on your feet, seeing results and finding solutions. Your hard work will pay off and you will be ahead of the game. The Eight of Wands also represents infatuation, obsession and getting carried away or being swept off your feet.