Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings

Pamela Coleman Smith, 1909

Eight of Wands Keywords: Action, Progress, Movement, Conclusion

Eight of Wands Tarot Card Description

Eight wands, with leaves sprouting from them, shoot across the sky. They are all flying in the same direction and their angle tells us that they’ll soon hit the ground. We see green hills and a river in the background. A clear blue sky provides the backdrop for almost the entire card. This clear sky represents clarity of conscience and consciousness.

What The Eight of Wands Means In A Tarot Reading

Expect things to move quickly when you see the Eight of Wands in a reading. Don’t hesitate. Take advantage of the increased energy and activity surrounding you. This will be a productive time for you. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by.

We see that the wands are going to land on the ground soon. This is an indication that you’re fast approaching your goal. You’re about to achieve whatever it is you’ve been aiming for. This phase is about to end.

You’re thinking clearly and acting swiftly. You’re not going to doubt yourself. New ideas you have at this time will be good ones. You’ll feel excited and enthusiastic about all the possibilities you can see ahead of you.

The Eight of Wands can also indicate that you’re about to receive some news. If the card is in an upright position, the news will be good. Similarly, you might receive a message, or information, that will help you to push forward towards your goal.

Travel, perhaps by air, is also a possibility.

The Eight of Wands Love And Relationships Tarot Meaning

The eight wands in this card are sometimes referred to as the ‘arrows of love’. The Eight of Wands is generally a positive card to see in love readings.

If you’re single and looking for love, then things are about to start happening for you. Events will certainly move quickly. It’s important here to take some time to think things through. You may be rushing too fast into this. Take stock of your situation before making any potentially life-changing decisions.

If you’re already in a relationship, then things are about to hot up. This will add some excitement to the relationship. Maybe you’ll try new things, make the effort to go out on a date, or take a trip together. Whatever it is, things will move quickly and bring a burst of energy to the relationship.

One thing that can’t be overlooked, however, is the fact that the wands in this card are about to reach their destination. There’s a possibility that this relationship is also reaching its conclusion; that it’s been an exciting ride which is about to come to an end. If this is the case, then the relationship is reaching its natural conclusion. There’s nothing forced or dramatic going on here. This is events drawing to their natural close. Equally, another valid reading of this would be that one phase of your relationship is ending and you’re about to embark on a new phase. This will be like a new beginning for you and your partner.

The Eight of Wands Career Tarot Meaning

Wands will often make an appearance in career readings. All of the above applies if you see the Eight of Wands in a reading about your job or career.

Take care not to rush things too much. There’s a danger here that you’ll miss some important detail if you rush ahead without thinking.

There’s huge energy and potential buzzing around you at the moment. Tap into that. Use that momentum to propel you forward.

Something you’re working on may be reaching a conclusion. Keep your eye on the prize and you’ll reach your goal quickly and effectively.

Be alert, also, for news or information that will help you in business matters.

There’s a possibility that you may have to travel for your job.

If you’re searching for a new job, then things will move quickly from this point. Likewise, if you’re thinking of changing career, then it looks like events are about to move swiftly. In this scenario, be sure that you’re armed with all the information you need. If you get too caught up in the whirlwind around you, there’s a danger that you’ll rush ahead without knowing all the facts. Use due diligence and then make your move with confidence.