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Eight of Wands Art and Meaning

Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck

The 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.

About the Deck

Pivotal and canonical, this deck defined a new pattern that would be followed up to the present.

Provenance

Designed by A.E. Waite and Illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. England, 1911.

Meaning of Eight of Wands from the Rider Waite Smith Tarot Deck Deck

Upright

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.

Reversed

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

Partial success.

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

Upright

Understanding, Observation, Direction

Reversed

Quarrels, Intestine disputes, Discord.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Love of a dark man or woman which, if accepted and reciprocated, will bring joy and well-being

Reversed

an unworthy affection calculated to cause trouble.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

fortunate result of unremitting exertions.