Eight of Swords Tarot Card Meaning

Eight of Swords

The Eight of Swords appears when you feel boxed in and unable to move. Every option you think of seems to be a dead-end path and you can’t see a way out.

Swords are the suit of thoughts, which means that however real your obstacles feel, the primary force blocking you is your own mind.

The invitation of the Eight of Swords is to release negative beliefs and assumptions about the situation, and trust your intuition to find a way forward.

The mind is limited and fearful, but your Soul or Higher Self has a much broader perspective and is not afraid to confront the challenges of life. However you tune into your intuition, now is the time to do it. That could mean meditation, spending time in nature, or talking with a trusted friend who can reflect back your strengths.

It might be helpful to work with a program or method that changes subconscious limiting beliefs. A simple exercise you can do is to write down all your beliefs that are relevant to your situation, and then one by one go through them and look for any contradictory evidence. Just a few examples can shake the certainty of the mind and open up your sense of what is possible.

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