Eight of Wands – Minor Arcana
The Eight of Wands describes eight sticks soaring in the air with dizzying speed. This image shows changes, moves and travels. On the card, the background is very clear, showing that there are very few obstructions in your way and there is a beautiful and peaceful river that brings life to all things which are nearby.
In the movie Ten Commandments, Moses touched his stick into the water to spread the waves. His stick is a symbol of power to initiate events. The stick of Moses evokes the image of those sticks in the Eight of Wands Tarot card. They are the symbol of the beginning of action and the effects as well as consequences of such actions. Before we act, we think, imagine, study, exchange, and delude. This is the place of the element Air which is the sky. We give practical and possible ideas, then turn them into action.
This card also has a different meaning which is the appearance of news or new information. You can see or hear something important. The news may appear as a metaphor, so stay awake and pay attention to everything that happens to you at this time.
This card also implies an end. Sooner or later everything ends. Those eight sticks in this card not only focus on starting the events, but also bringing these events to an end. It seems the sticks in this card are about to fall to the ground. If you see this card in a Tarot spread, this may be the time to stop whatever you are doing. You can celebrate the events that happened, but also prepare to receive new things.
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Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Eight of Wands
A few opposite Tarot cards to the Eight of Wands
A few support Tarot cards for the Eight of Wands
Upright meaning of the Eight of Wands: speed, action, air travel, movement, change fast
Meaning of the Eight of Wands reversed: delay, disappointed, stagnation
More Eight of Wands from Famous Tarot Decks
1. Eight of Wands Thoth Tarot Deck
2. Eight of Wands – 8 De Baton | Tarot De Marseille
3. Eight Of Wands Shadowscapes Tarot Deck
4. Eight Of Fire Osho Zen Tarot Deck
5. Eight Of Bows Wildwood Tarot Deck
6. Eight Of Wands Deviant Moon Tarot Deck
The Hermit – Major Arcana
The Hermit stands on the top of a mountain with a bright lantern in his hand. The mountains often symbolize success, development, and accomplishment. He has reached a peak of awareness and is willing to share his knowledge with others.
He is continuing on the chosen path, devoted to the goal of achieving eternal enlightenment. The star in the lantern is a six-pointed star (the Seal of Solomon – the symbol of wisdom). His stick is the scepter of the highest position which a symbol for the arduous beginning and also represents strength and power
The scepter represents the ability of the Hermit to take advantage of the isolated situation as well as the massive amount of knowledge he has gained as a tool to assist in the path to eternal knowledge. His left hand which holds the scepter, connecting with the subconscious. The snow at his feet symbolized wisdom.
He wore an invisible gray cape. The secrets that he holds are not for everyone, but only those who wholeheartedly seek and are willing to reach the pinnacle of wisdom, are allowed to perceive.
The Hermit Tarot card is associated with the zodiac Virgo and the number 9 symbolizes success, wisdom, ability to achieve the goal and the search for truth.
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The detailed description of the Hermit Tarot card
Detailed meaning of the keywords of the Hermit Tarot card
A few opposite cards to the Hermit:
A few support cards for the Hermit:
Upright meaning of the Hermit: soul searching, inner consideration, loneliness, the subconscious mind
Meaning of the Hermit reversed: isolation, loneliness, retreat
Six of Swords – Minor Arcana
Six of Swords depicts a woman and a young man sailing toward a land ahead. She covers her head with a towel, showing sadness or loss when trying to escape from her past. The water flow on the right side of the raft is chaotic but peaceful on the left side.
Although there is a sign of change or loss in this card, we feel that this movement is heading towards a more promising future. Even though both the woman and the man seem sad, the smooth water flow shows that they are escaping from chaos and seeking peace. Six vertical swords symbolize the power of reason in the heart and intuition.
In one detail in The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678), the hero named Christian (whose journey also like the Fool) was trapped in the Slough of Despond swamp. He made a lot of effort until he was pulled out by Help. Help told him that “A lot of fears, doubts and boredom have formed in this place”.
The name of the Slough of Despond swamp is a good name for the Six of Swords. Sometimes, it shows a vague and listless state. Nothing is seriously wrong as well as is really true. You are overcoming but not thriving. In the card, there are two people on a boat, they seem very sad and surrender everything. Life is uninteresting when we feel bored.
In a more positive side, this card can imply a recovery. This is especially true when you have just undergone a difficult time or psychological trauma. During the period of suffering, you have always felt indifferent and unconnected. There is nothing important in your mind right now. Now you are entering the stage of healing and trying to cure the damage in life. People on the boat are at least moving forward. They are coming to a new land, even if they are not ready.
Neither Six of Swords promises great joy nor mention the ultimate disappointment. A swamp is not really a bottomless pit, it is merely a place where sadness and despair are present. When you see this Swords card in a spread, even though circumstances may not be ideal, you are still moving towards a new, more positive place. Opportunities are still there; new and more hopeful conditions are ahead.
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I. Six of Swords Rider Waite image description
II. Six of Swords Tarot Card Meaning
III. Opposite and Support Tarot cards to the 6 of Swords
IV. 6 of Swords Upright Card Keywords
V. 6 of Swords Reversed Keywords
Sound: “ue” as the sound in “ee” or “ö”
Stands for: Turning point
Magick/Healing use: Revives former powers and helps assist in crises of healing.
Take things slowly and connect to the deep understanding of contemplation. The rune applies to healing and domestic arts.
home, creativity, healer, nurturing, caring
Grove, convergence, ecosystem, review, crossroads, harmony
Tree: Collection of various trees
Koad represents a point on the map of your life and cause to reflect on what got you there as well as where you are headed. Many factors conspired to bring you where you are today. An entire ecosystem exists in and around you that is as unique as a fingerprint. This ecosystem is neither entirely good nor entirely bad, which is why this Ogham and the rest of the Forfedha (Oir, Uilleand, Phagos, and Mor) are too complex to be read as well or ill-dignified. Koad is one particular harmony/dissonance at this point in your life. If your life is going well in some respects, this could mean a feeling of competence and capability or a feeling of love and being loved. If you are in a time of stress, Koad may represent the s**tstorm whirling around you. Or all of the above could be going on at once.
You are here to learn a certain set of unique lessons in this lifetime. There are many roads you can take any given day, and like one of those old Choose Your Own Adventure books, each road has its own outcome. Sometimes two seemingly different roads have the same outcome. Koad indicates a feeling of responsibility and ownership of your decisions, however, other factors you cannot control should be taken into account as well, such as family history, social norms, laws, and the era in which you dwell.
Many people do not realize that orchestral symphonies are major works that are frequently an hour in length. A symphony is an elaborate ABA form (think Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on steroids) with mini-breaks between three sections. If your life is a symphony, imagine Koad as one moment in one measure of a huge programmatic work of music. What harmony have you achieved? Are you in a slow or fast movement?
Questions when you draw Koad:
-Is there any area of your life (romance, health, money, work, mood, etc.) where you feel out of balance? What areas of your life show the most balance?
-List nine factors that you cannot control but seriously affect your life anyway, for better or for worse.
-Name three times in this life you have done right by someone, including once when you have done right by yourself.
“There is a deep interconnectedness of all life on earth, from the tiniest organisms, to the largest ecosystems, and absolutely between each person.” -Bryant McGill
“I pace the shallow sea, walking the time between, reflecting on the type of fossil I’d like to be. I guess I’d like my bones to be replaced by some vivid chert, a red ulna or radius, or maybe preserved as the track of some lug-soled creature locked in the sandstone ― how did it walk, what did it eat, and did it love sunshine?”
“As the branches of the trees swayed. I stopped at the grass and laid. A different symphony played out in the woods.” -Suyasha Subedi
Hexagram Thirty – Five 35
Chin / Aspiration
The Sun shines down upon the Earth:
Constantly honing and refining his brilliance, the Superior Person is a Godsend to his people.
They repay his benevolence with a herd of horses, and he is granted audience three times in a single day.
This is a time of reward for good works.
Those you have helped want to show their gratitude.
Benefits come both from on high and from the humble you uplifted.
Accept all gifts graciously, though the reward may not be what you truly need or hoped for.
Some may bestow more than they can afford to give, but you must realize that they need to feel that they have repaid you.
This is the freedom lover. The number five is an intellectual vibration. These are “idea” people with a love of variety and the ability to adapt to most situations. Ruled by Mercury.
Keywords: adaptable, freedom-loving, romantic, resourceful, witty, fun-loving, curious, flexible, accommodating. If expressed negatively, non-committal, irresponsible, inconsistent.
As lovers: These lovers are generally attractive to others, as they are adaptable, curious, and friendly. Their wit and love of fun is unmistakable. In order to be happy in love, they need some level of change and variety. They also require mental stimulation. They are quick to adapt to ups and downs, but when under-stimulated, they can be inconsistent and resisting of making commitments.
Animal Spirit Guide or Helper
Raccoon meanings and symbolism include disguise, trickery, adaptability, dexterity, resourcefulness, and training. In this post, you’ll learn about raccoon symbols and meaning and the raccoon spirit animal. Plus, you’ll learn about the raccoon in cultural mythology and more.
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What does a raccoon symbolize?
Detailed Racoon Symbols and Meanings
Raccoon Mythology and Folklore
Native American Raccoon Meanings
Abenaki Tribe: Azeban the Trickster
Biblical Meaning of the Raccoon
Japanese “Raccoon”: The Tanuki
Organizations that Protect Raccoons
The symbol for Earth as one of the four classical elements in alchemy is an upside down triangle with a line through it. Earth is used in rituals when a Wicca practitioner is drawing attention to the divine feminine, motherhood, growth, life, and/or nature.
Represents: divine feminine, earth, nourishment, endurance, the body.
Used in rituals for: money, fertility.
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