8 of swords tarot card meanings upright and reversed

8 of Swords Tarot Card Meanings – eight of knives – upright


When the 8 of swords tarot card upright appears tin your tarot reading you might feel stuck at the moment.

The 8 of swords tarot card is about boundaries, limitations and restrictions that you have adopted or made by yourself. Thoughts can feel like a cage when they are limiting us. The 8 of swords shows that we can get out of this cage by taking back what you have lost.

So for example when you are limiting yourself by saying you are not able to become that person you like to be. Let’s say you like to become a professional musician but you say it isn’t possible for you to succeed because there are already so many good musicians. This limiting believe makes that you are not going to do that study and so you won’t meet the people you need to meet to become succesful in what you love to do. You made a cage for yourself by your thoughts and so now you work as an unhappy banker just because it makes money.

The 8 of swords is about getting out of your own cage by getting over your selfmade restrictions and limiting beliefs.

8 of swords love & relationship tarot reading

The 8 of swords as feelings represent the feeling of being limited and restricted. For example when you think a happy relationship doesn’t exist the change is much bigger you won’t find that relationship.

When the 8 of swords shows up as how someone is seeing you they probably see you struggling with your belief system and that you are trying to get out of your cage but that it is pretty hard for you.

If you are in an unhappy relationship and the 8 of swords shows up you might find it difficult to see how to get out of this place.

8 of swords job & career tarot readings

When you think that everything is fine where you are and that you can’t get another job as good as you have right now, the 8 of swords might show up. You might be caging yourself with the idea that there is not anything better so you stay where you are.

8 of swords as outcome

  • feeling stuck
  • being a prisoner of your own thoughts
  • stockholm syndrome
  • limitations or getting over your limitations
  • becoming conscious of your disabilities
  • behavior issue that holds you back
  • let good things happen, don’t hold yourself back

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8 Swords Tarot Card Meanings – eight of knives – reversed


When the 8 of swords tarot card appears reversed, the blindfold is taken off and the querent probably knows his limitations and is maybe even freeing himself from boundaries.

In a love relationship this card can reversed indicate that there is now space to get to know each other better if that wasn’t possible before.

8 of swords reversed as outcome

  • freeing yourself from boundaries
  • being too focused on feeling free
  • being free to see new perspectives
  • let go of old limiting behavior


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