The meaning of the Eight of Wands Tarot card is ‘communication.’ Talking, writing, and emailing other people is the theme of the Eight of Wands. Phone calls, emails, faxes, and social media will all be relevant to your story.
Eight of Wands General Tarot Meaning
Good or useful news can appear as the Eight of Wands. There’s the possibility that you will hear of a great opportunity through someone else. This may be a business opportunity, a job you can apply for, or even a blind date organized by a friend. It’s possible that one of these experiences will take your life in a whole new direction, so say yes to everything!
If the Eight of Wands pops up as a negative, this can mean that you will not like the news you’ve been told, or possibly that you yourself will spread some gossip that you’ve been told but have misunderstood. A conflict may erupt proceeding a misheard communication.
If the Eight of Wands doesn’t symbolize news or messages, it can represent things taking shape (the Eight of Wands is a speedy card). You will find a new sense of direction and determination in life. Movement toward a goal or desire will finally be happening.
Everything will happen much more quickly than expected if the Eight of Wands is in your spread. Relationships will progress, businesses will take off, and the end results will be celebrated. You can also predict whirlwind romances when the Eight of Wands makes an appearance.
A negative face of the Eight of Wands is that it can represent feelings of being overwhelmed. Things may happen so fast that you have no time to think. You could jump into relationships, businesses, and even life-long commitments before you feel truly ready. Although exciting at first, the novelty of this can wear off.
In modern times, the Eight of Wands can also symbolize that you feel too connected. You are stressing out trying to keep up. Your Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are driving you crazy. If this sounds like you, it’s time to go on a digital detox. Head to the beach and leave your phone at home.
Eight of Wands Love Tarot Meaning
The Eight of Wands will often appear in love Tarot readings. Its meaning can change depending on the nature of your question, but this is not a particularly evil card to pull in the context of romance.
If the Eight of Wands appears in a love reading as a negative or in a Tarot spread that doesn’t look good, this can be a warning that the relationship is moving too fast. If you feel as though you haven’t had time to react to any red flags, you should do so now.
Be wary also if you get the Eight of Wands and your partner wants to remain in constant contact with you; these two things together can be an early signal that your lover likes to control and monitor you.
(If you would like more detailed love and relationship Tarot meanings for the Eight of Wands, be sure to check out my Love Tarot Meanings e-book.)
Eight of Wands Feelings Tarot Meaning
If you’re wondering what a partner or potential partner’s feelings are toward you, the Eight of Wands is a sign that all will be revealed in due time. Soon, you will receive a message or communication from them. This will shed light on their intentions. The cards do not state if you will like this news or not – all the card promises is that you will gain clarity.
Eight of Wands Career & Business Tarot Meaning
If the question you’ve asked your Tarot cards relates to how you can improve your business, the Eight of Wands is telling you that you should give your company a face. Make sure your potential customers and clients know that it’s a real person behind your business, not just a fancy logo and some nice pictures.
The Eight of Wands can also mean that social media will grow your company. In some cases, the Eight of Wands can even indicate that you will run an online, international business, especially if an overseas trading-related card, such as the Three of Wands, pops up.
The Eight of Wands is also a sign that you should invest heavily in customer care and experience. Adding those extra touches will make them feel special (which will encourage them to spread the word to their friends and family). Investing in customer support will help you to stand out in your career.
If the Eight of Wands appears as a negative in a business Tarot reading, this can mean that you jump into things too quickly without running the numbers. Don’t fire through your plans blindly; run the numbers first.
Eight of Wands Future Tarot Meaning
When appearing in the outcome or future position, the Eight of Wands is rather frustrating. This is especially true with the Eight of Wands in a love Tarot reading, as it basically means that you will need to wait to find out more.
In an outcome position, the Eight of Wands is a sign that things are progressing. However, your cards cannot yet tell you exactly how things will unfold. Wait a few weeks before reading on this matter again.
Yes or No with The Eight of Wands Tarot Meaning
General – Because the Eight of Wands represents things taking shape, coming together, and developing, I’m inclined to read it as a yes for most types of questions.
Do they like me? – Yes, this person likes you. In some types of Tarot readings, the Eight of Wands can represent the arrows of love. If this person does not yet know you, they will like you if you allow them to get to know you through social media.
Am I pregnant? – In some cases, I would interpret the Eight of Wands as a pregnancy card, but not all Tarot readers would interpret this card as an indicator of pregnancy.
Is this relationship going to last? – You’ll have to wait until further information is revealed to you before you can know for certain whether or not your relationship will last.
Does the future of this look promising? – Yes, the future of this matter looks promising, but you will have to wait to find out more.
Am I going to reconcile with my ex? – Your ex will contact you in the future and you will reconnect. While this is no guarantee that your ex is coming back, the Eight of Wands recommends that you wait until your ex contacts you. Do not contact them first.
The Eight of Wands as a Negative, Weakness or Obstacle
When the Eight of Wands appears in a negative, weakness, or obstacle Tarot spread position, this means that everything is moving too fast for you. You are not able to stay on top of everything and are feeling a little (or a lot) burned out.
Finally, in some cases, the Eight of Wands can pop up as a blockage when posting on social media is not helping the situation. Try giving social sharing a break.
The Eight of Wands as a Positive, Strength, or Advantage
When the Eight of Wands appears in a positive, strength, or advantage Tarot spread position, this means everything is going to take shape much more quickly than you expected. You will not have to wait long for answers. All will come together nicely.
Because the Eight of Wands is a card of social media, it will pop up as an advantage to signify the fact that social media is a positive influence in your life. You will enjoy connecting with like-minded people.
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