Effort - Industrious - Skill - Talents - Stability - Positive potential - Resourcefulness
This card indicates a time that you have to work hard and focus entirely on your tasks. This is not necessarily a negative situation, but this means that you must really strive to be the best. The task that you need to accomplish can be personal or professional. No matter what type of task it is, do not be afraid to ask for help when things get overwhelming. The Eight of Rings refers to the efforts that you undertake. There is a possibility that there will be a lot of things that you need to address. Hard work is essential, but you still need to find a balance.
The 8 of Rings displays the produce or product of your hard work and effort. It is a card which depicts the ability to accrue finances, build solid foundations and make positive, productive investments for the future. It tells of new employment opportunities, studying a new trade or skill, or a positive change of profession.
If you are involved in any work requiring creative inspiration or craftsmanship, the 8 of Rings is a very positive card. This is doubly true if you are using skills you are still trying to master. This is as likely to be a hobby as your primary work. Unlike most of the suit, financial gain is not necessarily indicated, but a spiritual reward is. This is also not a guarantee, but rather a suggestion that if you are prudent and organized in your attempt, success is the likelier outcome.
Vanity - Lack of ambition - Greed - Limitations - False securities
The reversed Eight of Rings foretells of a problem with long-term goals and the frustration of personal ambition being quashed at this time. There is anxiety and worry about money and short-term security, you must focus on the long-term, rather than stress about little issues. You are to work towards bigger goals.
If the 8 of Rings appears as a negative, this can mean that you’re dictatorial in the way you do things. You find it hard to take direction from others and think you always know best. Try not to brag too much about how your way is better; you may be an expert but that doesn’t mean you know everything.