Eight of Swords
The Eight of Swords often represents a situation where someone feels trapped, helpless, or powerless. The woman in the image is blindfolded and surrounded by eight swords, indicating that she is stuck and cannot see a way out. This card can indicate feeling restricted, limited, or constrained by external forces or internal fears. However, it can also suggest that the situation may not be as dire as it seems, and that there may be options or ways to move forward that are not immediately apparent.
The Eight of Swords reversed indicates that there may be a tendency to act like a martyr and block the situation from improving. This card suggests that in order to experience a release from restrictive circumstances, a newfound sense of freedom, and a greater awareness of options and opportunities, one may need to let go of old habits or patterns of thought that are holding them back. Progress may be slow if there is resistance to change, but with a willingness to let go of self-imposed limitations, a more positive outcome is possible.
Meaning as feelings for someone
The Eight of Swords as feelings for someone may suggest that you feel trapped or stuck in a relationship or situation involving this person. You may feel powerless to change the situation or powerless to leave. Alternatively, this card can indicate that you feel like the other person is trapped or stuck in some way and you want to help them, but you are not sure how to do so.
Reversed meaning as feelings for someone
The Eight of Swords reversed as feelings for someone may suggest that one is blocking oneself from seeing the way out by remaining a martyr or cultivating self-pity. This card may indicate that in order to experience a newfound sense of hope or empowerment and a greater willingness to take action or make changes, one needs to let go of old patterns or habits that are holding them back. While progress is possible, it may be slow if there is resistance to change. By cultivating a more positive and proactive attitude, one can break free from the restrictive situation and achieve a more positive outcome.