Occultus Thesaurus - Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords

Eight of Swords from the public domain Rider-Waite-Smith deck

A woman, bound and hoodwinked, with the swords of the card about her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary durance than of irretrievable bondage.

Divinatory Meanings / Magical Uses

  • Bad news
  • Violent chagrin
  • Crisis
  • Censure
  • Power in trammels
  • Conflict
  • Calumny
  • Sickness

Reversed Meanings

  • Disquiet
  • Difficulty
  • Opposition
  • Accident
  • Treachery
  • What is unforeseen
  • Fatality


The Pictorial Key to the Tarot” by Arthur Edward Waite, originally published 1910.

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