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Eight of Swords Reversed Meaning

by MoMoTarot

Beginning to notice one's own ignorance is the starting point of awakening


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With the Eight of Swords reversed, the position of both the woman and the Sword shifted, as the Sword was pushed away and fell, and the woman was able to get out of her original predicament. The situation is changed and the fence around the Sword is broken. This indicates the breaking down of the barrier, the breaking free of the cage, the breaking out of the cocoon, symbolizing a kind of liberation of the mind, and the lifting of the crisis.


The bindings on the woman's body are also loosened and the knots are untied, symbolizing the untying of the knot in her heart, so that she is able to let go of herself and breathe more freely. The woman is also able to raise her hands and pull off the blindfold, finally able to see the light again, out of the darkness.


When the Eight of Swords is reversed, you can remove the blindfold and see things clearly. Each of these eight swords represents a particular belief about life that has now been loosened. You can liberate yourself from all kinds of limiting beliefs about life and give yourself freedom.


Card meanings are deduced:


From a day-to-day perspective, it implies that the worst is now behind you. Giving a clearer perception, you can now make more correct choices. This is a card that symbolizes liberation after a restrictive covenant. Old beliefs that had bound you in some way are being replaced by new understandings.


With the Eight of Swords reversed, the woman begins to perceive her ignorance and is the beginning of an awakening. She will move her feet and gain freedom to truly manifest the true meaning of 'moving forward'. The dilemma she is now facing may seem like there is no way out, but in fact it is the result of the inquirer's over-worrying and unwillingness to face the situation rationally, and the inquirer will soon see a solution to this difficulty.


The reversed Eight of Swords means that you have passed the bottom of the barrel and improvement is imminent. Now it's time to return to the Seven of Swords in positive position to discover new ways to achieve physical and mental well-being. It's important to keep an open mind about all the options that might allow you to grow. Breaking out of limitations, getting out of a rut, and breaking free of limitations requires a struggle to break out of the cocoon with the power of your mind and step out.


When the Eight of Swords is reversed, it means that you need to go back to the Seven of Swords in order to find a solution. Perhaps you can play games with the people around you, tell them what they want to hear, and then do what you want to do in private. The Eight of Swords Reversed may awaken your intuition and open your eyes.


When you pick the Eight of Swords in reverse, you must return to the Seven of Swords in square in order to find a solution. You'll find you'll never let someone come knocking at your door again. It's time to cut back on some of your expenses or work out a payment plan that will satisfy your creditors. Look within yourself (away from the confusing agitation that comes with debt) and find a suitable solution that will last. When the Eight of Swords is reversed, it can also mean that the worst is behind you.


A good example of this is Reba, who, when the Eight of Swords reversed appeared in her analysis, showing that Reba's desire for material wealth had kept her sitting in a tiresome and burdensome job for forty years, finally made up her mind to get out from under the burdens that had been placed on her by her friends, as well as by her family's expectations, and by her superficial lifestyle. She quits her job, sells her house and moves to the comfort of her favorite city to live the life she loves. It's a choice that gives her the opportunity to start a new life, make new friends, and reap the rewards.


When the Eight of Swords is drawn, you, like Reba, are ready to challenge those values that have been solidified in the past.

Core Tip

The Eight of Swords, whether in positive or negative position, reminds you to be aware that your feet are free, and in reverse, more directly suggests that you need to step outside of your limitations immediately.
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Knowledge Expansion

The reversal of this card also indicates past betrayals or relational antagonisms, emotional separations.
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Card Meaning Extension

After relaxing, you may not be used to this unbearable lightness of life, which is different from your original state and becomes another kind of discomfort.
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