Eight of Wands
My self-study of Tarot continues with the Eight of Wands. Or, as I just heard, “bringing them all together.”
Hopeful, abundant, prepared, strategic, “all in,” proof of success.
Wands, sprigs (leaves), castle, hills, valley, river, trees.
It’s all the sprigs that stands out for me on this card. There feels to be so many of them, and that’s a wonderful thing. Lots going on in terms of what’s being created or worked on.
White, blue, brown, green, gold, yellow, gray.
It’s the white – the “white space” – that stands out to me in this image. There’s a lot of it, and it creates a great sense of openness and promise; possibility.
What the Guide Says
“The card represents motion through the immovable – a flight of wands through an open country. Divinatory Meanings: Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; that which is on the move, also the arrows of love. Reversed: Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels.”
Hmm… Even though the wands appear to be self-supported in mid-air, I don’t feel a sense of motion so much as a sense of solidity; presence. And the whole activity section feels slow on the uptake in that, for me, it feels like the work has already been done; the successful end has been met.
As for “arrows of love” and “arrows of jealousy”… I’m not feeling that interpretation at all, right now.
Definition of felicity: Intense happiness.
What We Say
Origin of ideas exposed and recreated into a product of worth.
Commandeering origins as one’s own over acknowledging a great collaboration with spirit realms.
Order of all necessary components as needed.
Creation of abundance through work and manifestation.
Successful application of work and manifestation.
Organizing all creative orders for preparation of endeavor.
Correlation of ideas.
Correlation of people.
This card feels abundant and purposeful and hopeful to me.
There’s a sense of “jurisdiction” in the way of someone understanding all the “moving parts” necessary to complete a chosen task or assignment or project or business agreement.
It’s also a very (very) airy card in design (in spite of wands’ association with the fire element), even with its anchor of earthly vistas. It feels like this could be a card indicating that whatever is in the making has enjoyed a great (abundant) spiritual partnership to create its success.
I Might Ask This Client…
“What have you been investing energy into that’s ready to be revealed to the world?”
What comes up for you around this card?