Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning

Tarot, like astrology, has long been one of our favorite divination systems. Interpreting either takes practice. As you learn, we wanted to help you to quickly connect to the cards and use them in ways that are actionable and practical in every area of life. xoxo, Tali & Ophira

Co-authored by James Kerti

What does the Eight of Wands tarot card mean?

When you see the Eight of Wands, you can trust that it’s time to pour some positive energy into a situation and spring into action. You’ve moved past recent challenges and now it’s a moment for quick thinking and sizeable action.

This minor arcana card appears when you’re in an optimal energetic state.

We imagine that many influential artists and creators would have seen this card when they were at their best. “Busy in a good way” is the name of the game!

Have you been wanting to manifest something epic? The Eight of Wands is calling for you to let the positive creative energy flow through you and direct everything you have toward your goal.

What is the Eight of Wands zodiac sign?

The zodiac sign of the Eight of Wands is Sagittarius

Eight of Wands Tarot Guide

Keywords for the Eight of Wands: Movement, speed, quick decisions, action, excitement, travel

Yes or No: Yes

Planet of the Eight of Wands: Jupiter

Element of the Eight of Wands: Fire

What does the Eight of Wands card mean in a love reading?

The Eight of Wands supplies thrilling energy for your love life. If romance has been stagnant, get ready for that to change—though not without some action on your part.

Are you already in a relationship? You’re entering a period when you and your partner can fall even more deeply in love with one another. Take advantage of this romantic energy by going on dates and planning affectionate activities.

And if you’re single? Hello, infatuation! Buckle up for a thrilling new romantic interest. But if you want it to go the distance, be ready to put in a significant amount of effort—even if that “work” involves making sure you remain fully engaged in your own life so you don’t put too much pressure on your partner.

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What does the Eight of Wands tarot card mean for career, money and finance?

The Eight of Wands carries with it rapid movement in your career, either in the literal or metaphorical sense.

This card can have a connection with travel. It may mean there’s a ripe opportunity for you to take a journey for work. Is there an upcoming conference or trip you’ve been considering? The Eight of Wands is a signal to pursue that possibility.

This card’s energy could also be pointing you to put in more time or effort with a work situation that you already have in the bag. If there’s a project, job, or client that you have a strong gut feeling about, the Eight of Wands encourages you to put all your efforts into closing the deal.

While there’s no need to leap before you look, this minor arcana card confirms that this chance is a fruitful one, if you bring your best.

What does the Eight of Wands tarot card mean for health?

When the Eight of Wands appears in a health reading, you’re inspired to put more positive energy into taking care of yourself. If you’ve been considering implementing a new exercise regimen, you might find yourself rarin’ to put it into practice.

This card can also come with positive energy on the spiritual side of things. Have you been thinking about new metaphysical practices or explorations, even psychic development? The Eight of Wands indicates that now is a great time for you to dive right in!

Eight of Wands Tarot Card in Reverse Meaning

The Eight of Wands in an upright position denotes great speed. When this card shows up reversed, it is often a call to exercise patience. Haste makes waste—and the Eight of Wands in reverse serves as a warning that moving forward too quickly isn’t the right approach.

This card usually appears when you need to slow down due to factors that are out of your control. But it can sometimes mean that you’re blocking an energetic flow that wants to unfold for you. Even if you want to manifest or experience something as soon as possible, the Eight of Wands reminds you that “sometimes slower is faster.”

Either way, the next step is the same: be patient. Shift your approach accordingly. Explore where you might be getting in your own way. If you find that you’ve been stuck in a place of resistance, you might see the energy start flowing organically before you know it.

Is the Eight of Wands tarot card a yes or no?

The Eight of Wands is usually a yes, especially when it relates to jumping into action quickly or traveling.

What does the Suit of Wands mean?

Wands are associated with fire signs, which ignite action. Fire signs carry an excitable, creative and visionary energy, and people with those signs love to jump right in.

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