The Eight in the Tarot
The number eight contains the stability and material security of the 4 which in it together with the balance and movement of the 2. Eight is the number of financial and material success, justice and rewards for past efforts. The meaning therefore is about firmer foundations and moving forward or progressing where there is personal growth and more successes.
The Eight of Wands
The energy and initiative of the fire energy of Wands combined with success, justice and progress of the 8 means that there is rapid progress towards a successful ending or completion. The 8 wands depicted here are flying through the air. Sometimes this can literally mean flight but also in general and ending to delays and hold ups in plans. There will be much excitement and activity and what has been planned and hoped for is now within reach.
Keywords: rapid activity, prompt completion, swift advancement, flight and travel.
When this card turns up in a reading there is a lot of activity but not a lot is achieved. Events happen too fast for you to be able to keep up with the timing being off- things happening at the wrong time and in the wrong way. There is disorganisation, lack of planning and chaos to a degree. You may also be taken by surprise and be completely unprepared for certain developments.
Keywords: Haste, disoganisation, exhaustion.