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Feeling trapped? The Eight of Swords can set you free

Are you feeling bound up, unable to act, blind to your options? If so, don’t be surprised to see the Eight of Swords in your Tarot reading.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot London | corporate tarot | business tarotIn the Herbal Tarot Deck, this card shows a seated figure bound and blindfolded, walled in by eight swords thrust into the ground; however, a giant plant grows right from under him, one that Native Americans used as an herbal remedy. The image in the Rider Waite deck is similar, except there’s no plant and the figure is a standing woman.

Either way, the suggestion is clear: you need to free yourself to see clearly and take action on a limiting situation.

And you can! Eights indicate strength. When they show up, they mean you have the power to assert control, with beneficial results. Eights also represent boundaries – in this case, the meaning is that you’ve set or accepted too many boundaries for yourself, or the wrong boundaries. It’s time to break free.

The suit of Swords often implies negativity. In this case, you may be in a negative situation – fenced in, bound, and blind to reality – but the good news is that this card encourages you to escape, and to know that you can do this.

Sometimes the Eight of Swords can represent your wish to avoid confrontations because you don’t want to hurt or anger others. Of course, this is admirable, but this attitude can keep you from acting in your best interests, especially when those around you are being selfish and inconsiderate.

This card is sometimes called “The Test,” because it shows that you’re being tested, perhaps by a person, by a situation such as your job, or by life in general. You’ve got a chance to show you have “the right stuff,” the inner strength to meet the demands put upon you. So make the effort – however tough it might be – and rise to the occasion. The Tarot believes you can.

Don’t be afraid. Trust in your ability to choose the right path, and you will.

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King of Wands – a man of action, creativity, passion and energy

Depicting wildlife, fairies, and gnomes, the Forest Folklore Tarot is inspired by an ancient woodland in Southern England, not that far from where I live. In this deck, the King of Wands sports pointed pixie ears and sits smiling and confident, clasping a thin wand with a glowing tip. In the traditional Rider Waite deck, he’s dressed as a Medieval king and holds a six-foot staff that sprouts leaves.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonKings signify dynamic forces and action or the need to take action. The suit of Wands reminds us about creativity, intuition, and inner strength, as well as passion and energy. It’s also associated with the element of fire – hot, wild, and unpredictable!

The King of Wands, then, is a card of action, creativity, passion, and energy.

Because it’s a court card, if you pull this king he may stand for qualities in your own personality, describe you completely, or point to another person, all depending on whereabouts he sits in your spread.

If a person, he’s an adult (or an “old soul” type of child), a mature man (probably forty plus), ofteb ginger- or sandy-haired with bluey green eyes. He is cheerful, enthusiastic, self-confident, and outdoorsy or athletic. The type to move mountains with his enthusiasm, he lights a fire under anyone and gets things moving. As a King, he’s probably a boss or has strong leadership qualities. (Note: The card may represent a woman if she is strong-willed.) This person is ikely to be a fire sign in astrology: Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius.

When the King stands for qualities rather than for an actual person, it can mean enhancing your own self-confidence, creativity, and leadership abilities – you have a strong potential for all of these.

This King is here to remind you of the need to have a vision and goals. If you’re experiencing challenges in life, the card encourages you to “keep your eye on the prize” and know that your journey may have bumps along the way to a positive outcome.

The King of Wands may herald an upcoming and unexpected opportunity, perhaps related to your work, to something creative, or to a social or romantic situation. Speaking of romance, the King of Wands is a good omen for a relationship – perhaps a positive change will occur soon in an existing relationship, or a new one is on the horizon!

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Ten of Swords – less scary than it looks

The Ten of Swords can be a scary card. If this one turns up in your reading, try to overlook the graphic image. Keep in mind that this card forecasts closure: the end of a particular way of thinking, the “death” of negativity, or the conclusion of a disconcerting issue in your life. The card may mean the end of worries or fears, for example, in which case it heralds happiness and relief.

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonThe artwork of the Ten of Swords in the Rider Waite deck is disturbing. It shows a man lying on the ground and bleeding from being stabbed in the back by ten long swords. Despite this ominous image, however, the card itself has many qualities.

For example, we see calm waters and dawn breaking on the horizon. Therefore, the Ten of Swords is a card of a fresh start and of hope.

 

Swords in a reading often have to do with communication and decision-making. Swords also stand for consciousness, the mind, and the intellect.

Tens, meanwhile, indicate completion. Like the zero or circle at the end of the number, ten shows a cycle that is complete. So tens represent order and perfection.

When this card appears in a negative position in your reading, it may mean you’ve been badly treated. If so, it’s cautioning you to let go and move on, rather than plotting revenge. It could be saying it’s time to stop obsessing or arguing with yourself or someone else and to end the drama. The Tarot is telling you to look at your own thoughts; to evaluate the mental world you’re creating.

More frequently, however, the Ten of Swords can be a positive sign. Some kind of completion is on the horizon. So relax, let go, and enjoy the new beginning!

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Four of Wands – planning a wedding or productive work collaboration

In the traditional Rider Waite Deck, the Four of Wands shows a jubilant couple about to pass under a flowering arbour formed by four staffs placed in the ground. In the Merry Day Deck, the couple dance before a garlanded banqueting table, and the card is labelled “Celebration.”

tarot | tarotbyemail | emailtarot | tarot readings | tarot reader | Tarot LondonFours stand for stability: a positive, solid foundation on which you can build a great future. The suit of Wands has to do with passion and energy. In both decks the cards seem to show a marriage celebration – symbolising passion, energy, and a couple about to embark on a future together. In the Jewish religion, marriages take place under a canopy exactly like the one shown in the Rider Waite deck.

Fours also can mean that comfort, safety, and consistency are on the horizon. The Four of Wands, then, heralds the solid bonds of a fruitful and secure relationship that will last through the years.

Even if the partnership is not a romantic one, this card shows that the pairing involves harmony and productive work together, for this is sometimes called the “Teamwork” card. Two or more people have been brought together by fate to build something enduring and beneficial for all involved.

The thing being created might be a family. Or it could be a lasting gift for the community, such as a hospital, a school, or an arts centre. But it may also be something seemingly humble, such as a plumbing company that helps deliver clean, refreshing water and sanitary living conditions to the public.

So keep in mind that, as the saying goes, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘TEAM.’”

Use your natural charisma and charm to attract one or more like-minded individuals – if you haven’t already! The result is bound to be a happy and productive partnership with a kindred spirit.

Want more information about this and other meaningful Tarot cards? I offer you single-card, three-card, and Celtic Cross ten-card readings at various price ranges, all via email. You’ll get a written overview of your personalised reading, plus a detailed explanation of each expressive card. You’ll also receive a photo of your card layout. Click here to receive your email Tarot reading within the next few days. I am the Weekend Witch, and I can’t wait to help you meet your destiny!