The 8 of Swords
The Number 8 is the product of expansion of the 4 and the 2. It has the stability of the material world and the balance and movement of the 2. The 8 then is about establishing firm security, results following effort, personal growth power and progress.
In the suit of swords the energy of the 8 is impeded and the progress and development possible with this number meets opposition and barriers. You may like to make changes and improvements but feel restricted or hemmed in. Only small improvements are possible at this stage. The situation may not be as difficult as it appears. Note that in the card her path is straight ahead despite being bound and blinded. She does require faith to move forward but her path is unimpeded. The swords are around her but do not touch or block her pathway. The air energy of swords representing our thought processes and conflict makes us feel trapped. However in front of her in her path is a pool of water. A little faith is needed to get your feet wet (experience the emotion of having faith) and you can move forward. There is always a way out if you keep moving.
Keywords: restriction, fear, impediment