PLANETS: Mercury - Saturn
Crisis - Conflict - Indecisions - Restrictions - Self entrapment
The 8 of Swords tells of a feeling of being trapped in an uncomfortable situation. This situation is self-inflicted and/or self-imposed and would be easy to be free of it if an effort was to be made. With some clear thought, one is able to se themselves out of this situation. If one refuses to think and/or see clearly, one will remain in this negative situation.
The 8 of Swords suggests a desire to make changes and improve certain aspects of one’s life; be it on the career or home front. At this particular time though, only small achievements and improvements are likely to be made. This may be frustrating, but effort and perseverance will pay off in the long-term. You are asked to keep this in mind.
Self-Acceptance - Freedom - Movement - New Ideas or Perspectives
Getting the reversed Eight of Swords is a good sign, since it shows maturity and self-acceptance, and a recognition of one's own power and responsibility - especially after a long struggle of doubt. It means that one is capable of making conscious decisions because they are confident in who they are, and their power to affect change in both themselves and the world. It's time to free ones self from the past and proverbially clear out their closet, creating room for new things and experiences.