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Eight of Wands

In a general context, the Eight of Wands represents hastiness, speed, rushing, progress, movement and action. It is a Minor Arcana card of sudden action, excitement, exciting times, travel, freedom, holidays and holiday romances. Whatever you turn your hand to at the moment will take off at great speed and gain momentum. You will be feeling positive and energetic. You will be thinking on your feet, seeing results and finding solutions. Your hard work will be paying off and you will be ahead of the game. The Eight of Wands also represents infatuation, obsession and getting carried away or being swept off your feet.

In a general context, the Eight of Wands reversed represents slowness, slow progress and lack of speed, movement or action. When reversed, it is a Minor Arcana card of restriction, returning from travels or delayed or cancelled travel or holidays. It can signify late starts, bad timing, losing momentum, missed opportunities and unfinished business. Whatever you turn your hand to at the moment probably won’t work out the way you want it to. You may be feeling negativity or a lack of energy when it appears in your Tarot spread. The Eight of Wands reversed also represents being hysterical, impatient, impulsive and panicked or out of control. It can represent dislike or a lack of passion, excitement or romance. It can also signify being grounded.