The 8 of Wands indicates strength and victory in the face of oppositional forces. When this card appears in a reading, it is letting you know that a battle is afoot. However, you can expect to meet any adversary with resilience and force.
A dark-haired figure with a bandaged head stands on a stage holding a long, slender tree branch Wand. A further eight Wands stand upright just beyond the edge of the stage. The figure wears a brown tunic over a white shirt and tan leggings with their face turned to one side. There are green hills in the distance, under a clear blue sky.
Yes/No upright: Yes
Yes/No reversed: No
Amplified by: Temperance
Amplifier for: Temperance
Zodiac/Element: Mercury in Sagittarius
Dates: 23 November to 2 December
Traditional name: Great Strength
Traditional meaning: The card signifies strength in opposition. If attacked, the person will meet an onslaught boldly; and his build shews, that he may prove a formidable antagonist. With this main significance there are all its possible adjuncts--delay, suspension, adjournment. Reversed: Obstacles, adversity, calamity.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
The 8 of Wands is another "stage" card, and with all the stage cards it's helpful to think about how you need to "act" or what part you need to play to achieve the outcome you want.
The 8 of Wands indicates strength and victory in the face of oppositional forces. When this card appears in a reading, it is letting you know that a battle is afoot. However, you can expect to meet any adversary with resilience and force. The necessary ingredient here is PREPARATION. You cannot be too prepared. Whether it's a job interview or a legal negotiation, preparation is critical for a favourable outcome.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When reversed or negatively aspected, things may take longer to come to fruition, and the enemy may be harder to overcome.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of the 9 of Wands is clarity of sight and understanding. You perceive the truth of the situation.
The Invitation of the 9 of Wands is to prepare for the upcoming battle
The Challenge of the 9 of Wands is to know when to stop fighting, to see when enough is enough. Burn out is a real risk now.
Go forward to Lesson 202.10 The 10 of Wands
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