Card of the Week: Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck.

This weeks card comes from the Universal Waite Tarot Deck, I drew the Eight of Swords.

This card depicts a woman who is bound, and blindfolded. There are eight swords in the ground surrounding her. She feels helpless. But, the binds that tie her are loose; she could easily slip out of them, remove her blindfold and move the swords out of her way to free herself.

The Eight of Swords symbolizes that which you believe is holding you back, but, actually, it is only the perception of the situation that is holding you back. It is a representation of your inner fears and anxieties.

This week, you may believe that you have no control over a situation, and feel trapped by it. However there is likely a way around this, you just need to “open your eyes” and expand your ideas to see that you are not really trapped. It may take just a bit of work and overcoming your insecurities, but it is possible. You are not tied to your current situation, and not as helpless as you may think you are.