Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings 2018-01-31T12:07:28+00:00
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Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meanings and Keywords:


A quick turn of events.

Having visitors.

Going travelling.

Being in love.

The love of change and travelling.

Good fortune ahead.

Making your move.

Learning something important.


Slowing down.



Symbolism in Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands is one of the few minor arcana cards that doesn’t have people in (in Rider-Waite tarot). This to me symbolises the ‘losing yourself’ in the moment. The wands in the air indicate that whatever you are doing is completely absorbing your attention. The flight of the wands symbolises change and travel. The river symbolises flow and fertility. The green and hilly landscape symbolise growth and opportunities.

Eight of Wands tarot card and Astrology

Mercury (Magician) in Sagittarius (Temperance)

Eight of wands tarot card meanings upright

Eight of wands in a general reading

Eight of Wands tarot card speaks of swift action and progress. It often shows up when there is a visitor coming, or when the seeker is visiting someone. Travel of all kind is indicated. In romance, this card speaks of having butterflies and being in the early stages of falling in love. The seeker might not be getting much sleep and has loss of apatite due to the feelings of excitement.

Eight of wands in a love reading

In a love reading, Eight of wands tarot card denotes falling in love quickly and deeply. If in a relationship, this card denotes the couple will fall in love all over again.

Eight of wands in a career reading

In a career reading Eight of wands tarot card signifies careers in marketing, tourism and aviation. Eight of wands also speaks of quick progress in a career where the Seeker will have an opportunity to shine.

Eight of Wands as Feelings

Eight of wands as feelings denotes the Seeker feels excited. They have butterlies in their stomach and they are feeling energised and ready to live life to the fullest. If you are asking how someone feels about you, Eight of wands can mean this person has a big crush on you. In a relationship, Eight of wands speaks of blossoming up of romantic feelings.

Learn what Eight of wands tarot card means in the Grand Tableau. 

Personality types in Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands signifies someone focusing on their longtime goals and ambitions. They love change and travel often. There are no dull moments with Eight of wands people. When they are not busy traveling to far away places or visiting old friends, they are usually studying to achieve academic success. Study and travel are the two main focal points if you are an Eight of wands person. They live life in the fast lane and are fun to be around, but they are not easy to keep up with. You get glimpses of them from time to time before they disappear into the sunset towards their next adventure. They usually juggle many things at once and expect to see an immediate result. Patience is not their strong point.

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Eight of wands tarot card meanings reversed

Eight of Wands tarot card reversed indicates a lack of energy and lethargy and things are not moving in the right direction. There might be poor time management and delays. News and correspondence get lost. There might be disputes and jealousy among couples. Violence, warfare, theft and rapacity are also indicated when Eight of wands tarot card shows up reversed.

Personality types in reversed Eight of Wands tarot card

Eight of wands tarot card reversed signifies someone who is channelling their energy in the wrong way. They often rush into things and seldom complete things. They are prone to accidents due to being hasty. They have issues with anger and jealousy. They are unpredictable and at times unstable. When they try to do good they end up being annoying. When they decide to surprise their friends and family they end up sabotaging instead. They need to learn how to be in the flow, rather than being on the path to disaster. They have no patience at all and end up snapping at everyone who is slowing them down. They are obsessed with their future and getting ahead, however, they often go in circles repeating the same patterns over and over.

Eight Of Wands Tarot Card Combinations

Some important tarot card combinations including Eight of wands:

8 of wands + The Fool: Adventure travel. 

8 of wands + The Chariot: Life on the road. Public transport. 

8 of wands + Justice: Legal documents. 

8 of wands + Temperance: Long distance travel. 

8 of wands + The Star: Technology. 

8 of wands + The Sun: A fun holiday. 

8 of wands + Judgement: Music. 

8 of wands + The World: Education. 

8 of wands + Ace of cups: Finding love while travelling. 

8 of wands + Two of cups: Romantic holiday. 

8 of wands + Six of cups: An old flame resurfacing. 

8 of wands + Page of cups: Acting impulsive. 

8 of wands + Queen of cups: Creative travel. 

8 of wands + King of cups: Business travel. 

8 of wands + Ace of pentacles: Physical exercise. 

8 of wands + Four of pentacles: Refusing to take advice. Following your own rules. 

8 of wands + Five of pentacles: Travelling to a poor area. 

8 of wands + Nine of pentacles: Living in another country. 

8 of wands + Queen of pentacles: A receptionist. Administration. 

8 of wands + Ace of swords: Journalism. Publishing. 

8 of wands + Three of swords: String music. A short-term relationship. 

8 of wands + Six of swords: Following your joy. 

8 of wands + Page of swords: Receiving news over emails. 

8 of wands + Knight of swords: An adventurer. 

8 of wands + Two of wands: A navigator. 

8 of wands + Five of wands: Competitive sport. 

8 of wands + Nine of wands: Feeling run down. 

8 of wands + Ten of wands: Lack of structure. 

8 of wands + King of wands: An international business owner. 

Eight of wands tarot card meanings summary

Eight of wands tarot card can denote music, electricity, wi-fi; anything that travels through distances and makes us able to communicate with people far away. Eight of wands also denotes travelling, often air travel. It can mean having so much fun that you lose yourself in the moment and forget about your problems. Eight of wands is a wonderful card in a reading; it can even mean falling head over heels in love.


  1. Tisha April 18, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Hello , I have a question please. I don’t know how to read tarot that we’ll , however I just found this site had I can already tell its going to help me a lot . I pull one card at times when I ask my questions and try to get a answer out of that . I am checking on a relationship that I had with a man recently and when I ask ” what to expect ” I pull 8 of wands . From reading the meanings of this card it almost looks to me like he’s going to come back into my life ? That is just what I’m getting from the meanings . We did stop seeing each other 5 months ago but have remained friends . To be honest , I kinda still like him a lot , obviously why I’m trying to get information . Thanks

  2. Inger Bråthen April 19, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Practise reading the tarot cards together and see whether or not the combinations are positive. When it comes to love and romance I recommend you lay out the cups tarot cards in the grand tableau. Ask specifically about your friend and lay out the cards as described on this site: http://www.tarotwikipedia.com/the-suit-of-cups-in-the-grand-tableau/

    Let me know if you need help interpreting your layout.
    Love and Light Inger

  3. Annette May 27, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    What would the Eight of W and the Ace of W mean together in a general reading?

  4. Inger Bråthen May 28, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Eight of wands and Ace of wands can mean a new passion turning into a new ambition, that can lead to a new career path.

  5. Rita November 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

    A friend did a reading for my long distance “relationship” with a guy who doesnt talk to me anymore over a truly silly minor dispute and the first two cards in the four card cross were Ace of Cups and Two of Pentacles (left and right) and Chariot and 6 of Cups (down and up).. and then the last two separate cards that he seems to call luck and future were 8 of Wands and 10 of Wands..
    He says I should focus more on my life and work and stop thinking so much about the break up but he also thinks it’s true love and it might come back.. what would 8 of wands and 10 of wands mean in that context?

    my previous reading was pretty accurate and had Ace of Wands and 10 of pentacles in those same positions after a generally more negative reading which accurately reflected how much I suffered after the break up and thinking he’s with someone else (Moon came up as first card so probably illusion).. I’d be forever grateful if you could explain me more since it’s hard for me to understand a reading in another language.. Thank you <3

  6. Inger Bråthen November 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Hi, I feel that this card position where they made a cross speaks of you needing to spend some time together. I do feel you will speak again soon…

  7. Marie November 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Hi I am new to your site. I enjoy reading about tarot. Can you explain what the following 3 cards mean in regards to money, finances..it seems that I always struggle financially leading up to Christmas time and it stresses me out. Also I am applying for a small loan will it be successful given the folllowing. I try and help my children where i can and my partner financially! Anyway cards were recent past = 10 of Swords, current situation = The World & The future = 8 of Wands! Your insight is appreciated.

  8. Inger Bråthen November 28, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    8 of wands indicate positive messages and news that excites us, so it can mean a yes.

  9. Marie November 29, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Cheers for you answer. Have a great day.

  10. Rita December 2, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    I forgot to mention 2 of Pentacles (the second card) was Cancelled Effect (translation from my friend’s language, meaning the problem I guess) In my previous reading I had Temperance Cancelled/Reversed at that position but since I tried to calm my suspicions (he had brought some girl he had insisted there was nothing going on with, to a job event in his current country) and be more balanced, the new reading was much better..

    Thank you very much really! <3 I've not heard from him for 3-4 months and he read the 4-5 messages I sent him during this time but didnt reply.. you gave me some hopes.. What do you think the Two of Pentacles as a cancelled card/ problem might mean?

  11. Inger Bråthen December 3, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Two of pentacles can mean miscommunication when it is placed as a ‘problem’, and it can happen if there is some kind of language barrier. I feel if he had trusted in his intuition, this misunderstanding wouldn’t have happened…

  12. Nimi April 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I hope you can help me understand this card to my question. I had recently had a bit of a fall out with a friend in which I got the devil meaning he was angry with me. So a week later I sent him a text message offering an olive branch. I asked the tarot how he felt about this message I sent him and got the Eight of wands.
    I don’t want to assume he is falling for me or anything but does it mean he’s happy that that I have tried to fix things with him first? And will he move forward towards me as friends again?

  13. Cassie April 30, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Hi there. I received this card along with the strength card when used for clarification for the three of swords on thoughts about a relationship. Do you have insight what this could be saying?

  14. Corinne May 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Hello there,
    I recieved this card in a reading when I was doing a Love reading about getting back with my ex- was doing the chances Tarot Spread and this card came out at 25% along with the Wheel of Fortune, however I am a little confused as I am going to France at the end of May/beginning of June and that’s definetly happening.
    Also throughout the reading at all levels , even at 100% some cards definetly referred to my ex- so does this mean I have actually more than a 25% chance?

  15. Tarot May 31, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Hi i recently asked what will the future be with my bf with whom i am on verge of breaking up and i got the 8 of wands what does this mean

  16. Inger Bråthen May 31, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Were there any cards around eight of wands? 8 of wands can mean you will feel a lot lighter and happier once you have made your decision.

  17. C.I. June 3, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I asked my Royo Dark Tarot deck “What are ______’s feelings for me?”. First the chariot popped out then I shuffled clarifying it with the 8 of wands that came out. What could this mean?

  18. Kiasha B July 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I am having trouble with a co worker who dismisses me and acts like he is my supervisor I’m going back to work soon and I’m worried about our interaction. I’m also having financial difficulties. I did a Celtic reading asking what can I expect in regards to these issues. I got the 8 of wands and the opposing card is the lovers crossing the eight. What does this mean?

  19. Inger Bråthen July 30, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Your coworker has some problems with communication and is not meaning to act the way he does. He does not know any better, unfortunately.

  20. Emma May 27, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Hello Inger
    Please help me. I was wondering as my birthday is coming up next month does judgment followed by 8 of wands and then 4 of wands mean I be contacted by someone?

  21. Ingie from TW May 28, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Yes, it can mean you will hear from someone as 8 of wands speaks of communication. Judgment can mean this is someone from your past.

  22. Emma May 28, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Hello Ingie I give a genuine thanks for answering me and sorry to have troubled you a few times. 🙂X Emma.

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