Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present. I made a digitally retouched and painted version of this deck, which I call the "Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck". The cards from that deck, as well as a modern English translation of the romantic English descriptions by Arthur Edward Waite (as appear on the Waite Smith Tarot deck) appear in a cross-referenced format in my book, "A Concise Guide to the Tarot: In Vivid Color"
Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.
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DescriptionThe card represents motion through the immovable-a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold.
Meaning of Eight of Wands from the Waite Smith Tarot Deck
Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love.
Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons who are married.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Papus's Divinatory Meanings
A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings
Domestic disputes for a married person.
Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings
Friendship. Faithful lover. Powerful enemy. Enemy overcome.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings
Understanding, Observation, Direction
Quarrels, Intestine disputes, Discord.
P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings
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.
Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings
fortunate result of unremitting exertions.