Eight of Wands Tarot Card Meaning and Art Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
About the Deck
Vivid Waite Smith Tarot Deck
These cards are featured in my book, "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 Tarot 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
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.