8 OF SWORDS

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8 of Swords

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KEY WORDS
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Upright: Limiting beliefs, victim mentality, imprisonment, self-imposed isolation

Reversed: Freedom, release, opening up to solutions

KEY SYMBOLS
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Eight, swords, blindfold, binds, water, castle, mountain

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CARD MEANING
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UprightWhen this card appears in a reading, it is pointing to holding yourself back with your own self-imposed beliefs, doubts, or fears.  You feel trapped and as though there are no options out of your situation, but if you would just remove your blindfold and open your eyes you would see a clear path to your destination.  This card may be pointing to making excuses which are holding you back.  It is telling you that it is time to release the victim mentality and see that you are the only thing holding you back.  This card may also represent a false feeling of isolation or loneliness.  You might believe that you are alone when it is only your thoughts and actions which are keeping you away from those who care about you.

ReversedIf this card is pulled in a reverse position, it can symbolize freedom from constraining thoughts.  You have finally removed the blindfold and see the options ahead of you.  You feel empowered and are reclaiming your personal control over your situation.  It may point to you being more open to change and letting down your guard as you allow others in.  If you have been feeling lonely, this reversed card indicates that you are ready to release yourself of this loneliness and confidently go forth in connecting with others.

NUMEROLOGY
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The number 8 represents abundance and infinite resources.  It carries with it emotions of honor, prestige, reward, sound judgment. The number 8 points to both material and spiritual aspects of our life.

In a positive light, the number 8 represents executive character, fair politics, decisiveness, abundance, infinite resources, and sound judgment.

In a negative light, the number 8 can mean poor financial management, impatience, materialistic priorities, selfishness, and workaholic tendencies. Save

RELATED CHAKRA
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The Solar Plexus Chakra which expresses our life force, creative energy, passion, choices, and willpower.  It governs our self-esteem, encourages us to trust our gut instincts, and reminds us that everything we need is always within us. Tarot cards associated with this chakra have to do with inner power and self-awareness.

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