The Eight of Swords Reversed: What Does It Mean?

The Eight of Swords Reversed shows that we’re stuck in fear. That fear blinds us. It’s time to take off the blindfold as the “bad things” are (mostly) imagined.

The Eight of Swords Reversed

As a tarot card, there are few cards as obvious as this one. Upside down it’s clear what’s depicted.

The Eight of Swords Reversed meaning

At some stage of our lives, we will experience fear, hopelessness and shame. It’s those emotions that keep us bound and scared for the future. All we can focus on is the present, and it isn’t pretty.

We’re here to say there are two sides at play here. The dark and the light. The reality of the present and the desire for the future. Let’s begin.

The current depiction

This woman is blindfolded and abandoned. Clearly something terrible has happened with this tarot card. Society has left her to the wastelands.

Our psychic reading of The Eight of Swords Reversed

Does your future look bleak has hers does? Do you feel damaged and unwanted? Clearly the people who did this are well and truly gone.

On the surface, it seems to mean that all is said and done. But with any tarot card, especially the Rider Waite series, we need to look closer.

Your opportunity

In life, we always have a choice. We can see the darkness or move our vision towards the light. At Yocean Yogi, we choose the light. Every. Single. Time.

As pictured, the situation looks dire….but you know what? She has the choice to free herself quickly and easily. Have a look! So many swords. How tight is that rope really? She’s only standing, so there’s a chance to walk slowly to a safer place.

Often in life, we’re bound by the imaginery. We can’t see the opportunities from the challenges. This woman has the choice to stand up and fight, to have one more go. Use those swords to cut the rope, if she believes she has the power.

You too have an opportunity. One right here, in the moment, to see your own personal power.

The light beyond worthlessness

“You’ll always be stuck with such negative thoughts.” Or so they say.

Actually, you will. Negative thoughts DO make you stuck because progress depends on a vibrant state of mind. This state of mind is found within the best performing athletes, business owners and spiritual masters.

Indeed having low self-worth and damaging self-talk can radically hurt our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical progress.

The truth is: You do have a choice. One is growth and the other is….well…as depicted.

The illusion of being trapped is exactly that – an illusion. Your mind is your greatest asset so use it wisely. You have more worth than you give yourself credit for, if you only knew how.

  1. Cut away those fears
  2. Remove the blind fold
  3. Stand up tall and proud
  4. And chart a new course

Because feeling trapped, as is depicted in the Eight of Swords reversed is merely imaginary. Self-thoughts that are supposedly protecting us, but are doing more harm than good.

You have light. You wouldn’t be here on Yocean Yogi without light. That light just needs to be turned up inside because you’re irreplaceable.

And it’s interesting. The number 8. Like a constant cycle from one side to another. Perhaps this is just part of the journey, and you’re ready to move to the other side.

If you’ve come this far

You know it deep down inside – there is more to life. That you wouldn’t have been placed here unless there was some work to do. This feeling of mental bondage is merely that – mental.

It’s time to see yourself clearly if you’ve come this far on the journey. There is still so much to do and much to accomplish in this world. Whether you’re a lightworker, yoga teacher, psychic, intuitive healer, mother, lover, daughter or cherished family member – you’ve got work to do. You know it and we’re behind you all the way.

The first job is to examine the blindfolds that are trapping you. Just like the Eight of Swords reversed, you need to make a decision. Our recommendation is rather obvious.

Today let’s cut away those bonds and see your own true value. Take that sword. It’s oh so close!

You have a gift that the world needs – and it’s time to come alive.

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