Eight of Wands Art and Meaning Vivid Waite Smith Deck
About the Deck"A Concise Guide to the Tarot" by Loren Lundgren. I took the information for the meanings on these tarot cards from "The Pictorial Key to the Tarot, Being Fragments of a Secret Tradition Under the Veil of Divination", by A. E. Waite, 1911, now in the public domain. I edited the tarot card descriptions and meanings for clarity and brevity, modernizing the text. I scanned in the original black and white illustrations of the cards drawn by Pamela Colman Smith, from the 1911 book. I digitally retouched and painted those illustrations in detailed color.
Loren Lundgren, © 2021
DescriptionThis card represents motion through the unmoving—a flight of wands through an open countryside. They approach the end of their path. The future they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold.
Meaning of Eight of Wands from the Vivid Waite Smith Deck
Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity; swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed toward an end that promises certain happiness; generally, things on the move; also the arrows of love.
Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, pangs of conscience, quarrels; domestic disputes for married people.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Domestic disputes for a married person.
Friendship. Faithful lover. Powerful enemy. Enemy overcome.
Understanding, Observation, Direction
Quarrels, Intestine disputes, Discord.
Love of a dark man or woman which, if accepted and reciprocated, will bring joy and well-being
an unworthy affection calculated to cause trouble.
fortunate result of unremitting exertions.