The Eight of Wands is all about momentum and progress. When the tarot card is reversed, there is often a problem with this movement. Whether it’s about to come to an abrupt stop or is moving ahead at breakneck speed, this card’s appearance in a tarot reading usually indicates that it’s time to stop, take a moment, and reevaluate the situation in order to achieve the desired results.
Your plans seem to be carrying you full speed ahead. You may feel as though you have the energy and enthusiasm required to achieve your goals, but the reversed Eight of Wands warns that there will be significant delays ahead. While everything seemed to be going so smoothly before, now you have multiple obstacles in your way. Although this may be very frustrating to deal with, try to find ways to get around these obstacles. You will ultimately get to where you want to be, but you’ll have to tackle these problems first.
These delays may also be in reference to delays face during traveling. No one enjoys these setbacks when they are trying to get somewhere, but try to remember to enjoy the journey and not just the destination.
In Need of a Delay
Sometimes the Eight of Wands reversed isn’t referencing a delay that awaits, but rather one that needs to occur. When you have a plan, it’s easy to get so caught up in seeing it to completion that you lose sight of everything else. There is a difference between making progress and rushing through. When you’re in too much of a hurry, you are much more likely to miss something important or make a critical mistake. So slow down and pay careful attention to what you’re doing. Remember that life isn’t a race – steady progress is always better.
Lack of Focus
You are full of ideas – and it’s likely that many of them are really good ones. Unfortunately, the Eight of Wands reversed cautions that this abundance of ideas may cause more trouble than you might expect. The problem with having too many ideas at once is that it makes it hard to see any of them through to completion. Maybe you’re having a hard time picking which one you should focus on. Or perhaps you’re jumping around from one idea to the next, without ever getting much done. If you want any of your ideas to come to fruition, then you’ll have to focus on one and finish it before moving on to the next.
Pay Attention to the Details
When you are trying to move forward too quickly, the details tend to get lost. The reversed Eight of Wands tarot card is a reminder that these details that you are currently ignoring are significant. If you continue to ignore them, it is likely these details will cause you major trouble down the road. Stop picking a path and blindly hoping for the best. You need to get to the heart of the situation before you make any big decisions.
Life has a way of keeping you running. There’s never a shortage of things that need to be done and people who need your attention. Sometimes it feels like you’re just jumping from one crisis to the next. It might seem as though you don’t even have a moment to catch your breath, lest you fall even further behind.
This is a clear sign that now more than ever, you need to take a step back and find your center. You’ll get things done much more effectively when your mind is clear. Try some meditation and deep breathing exercises. Or just spend some time doing something that you enjoy and find calming. You’ll be much more prepared to tackle everything on your to-do list once you have found yourself.
The Eight of Wands reversed can also represent a relationship that lacks momentum. The “spark” just isn’t there and the progress is slow or nonexistent. This can happen with a new love or in an established relationship. Have a serious talk with your partner about where you would like to see the relationship go and how soon you want to get there. This can help you determine if there’s any chance to rekindle the romance or if it’s time to move on.
This card may also indicate a relationship that is in danger from constant arguments. Every relationship has its ups and downs. There will always be things about your partner that you find annoying. But before you start another fight, try to put everything in perspective. Is what you’re currently upset over worth making a fuss about? Even those small arguments over trivial things can lead to lasting trouble and resentment.
If you are currently looking for love, the reversed Eight of Wands is not a good sign. You will meet someone and at first, everything will seem amazing. Relationships have a way of seeming perfect when you’re just starting out. But before long, you will start to notice signs of trouble. And when this ship sinks, it is likely to go down quickly.
Success in the workplace is a great thing. But maybe your career has taken off faster than you ever imagined and now, you’re finding it hard to keep up with your workload. Prioritize your tasks and try to focus on the things that will have the biggest impact. You may need to find a new approach if you want to stay on top of your work.
On the other hand, the Eight of Wands reversed may indicate that your career is stagnant. No matter how hard you try, you just aren’t advancing at the rate you anticipated. You’ve struggled with setbacks that have limited your opportunities. It is likely that you are being too slow when it is time to take action. You must seize opportunities when they come, otherwise, you will end up missing out on them altogether.
When you are saving money for something you want or are trying to get your finances in order, it is very common for the progress to be slow. While it may be discouraging, do not give up on your goals. Patience is required to get where you want to be financially.
The Long Road to Recovery
The Eight of Wands reversed can represent an illness or injury that has recently affected you. It takes time to recuperate. Trying to push yourself too quickly can have the opposite effect than what you intended. Take it slowly so you can rebuild your strength. The road to recovery is often long, but if you take it step by step, your health will improve.
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