The Eight of Wands is the card of movement, progress, excitement, and sudden changes. The card shows eight wands suspended in midair as they are flying towards their destination. They are traveling at maximum speed towards their target. This shows their decisiveness. They are unstoppable.
The Eight of Wands reminds us that being laser-focused on our goals often leads to success. It’s not enough to dream about it. We have to do it. The Eight of Wands lives by the mantra, “Seize the day.” It does not wait for anyone. It wants to strike while the iron is hot.
If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Eight of Wands, that means that things are coming in fast and furious. It’s the “love at first sight” card. This card is often considered the “arrow of love” or “Cupid’s arrows” card. The Eight of Wands is astrologically associated with Mercury in Sagittarius, very fast-paced, high-octave energies. Mercury is the planet of communication, and this card represents communications. Sagittarius is a long-distance card, so that may indicate being in a relationship with someone you would need air travel to reach or the Internet. The number 8 in numerology is the number of infinity, eternity, and balance.
The Eight of Wands as love outcome is a sign of a fast-paced relationship. This is the kind of relationship where you meet and just click immediately. You and your person may feel compatible when it comes to your communication and energy exchange. So, if you’re an extrovert, they could be one too. Or, they could be very good at adjusting to your needs as an introvert. This card also hints at matching (or at least compatible) love languages. You balance each other out very well. Your person might enjoy traveling or being active and outdoorsy together with you. If not, the sexual compatibility is bound to be really good.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Eight of Wands as love outcome means great communication. The two of you are very open and candid with each other. Since Sagittarius is ruled by humorous and jovial Jupiter, the two of you could have compatible senses of humor – which is always fun. There’s a lot of adventure to be had together as a couple. Perhaps that means traveling, or perhaps your relationship in itself feels like an ‘adventure’ to you. In each other, you find a source of endless surprises. There’s a lot of spontaneity. Your sexual chemistry is excellent.
If you are in a new relationship, the Eight of Wands as love outcome means a lot to look forward to! This is a great sign in any love reading. Even though it is one of the few Minor Arcana cards that traditionally feature no people, it’s usually a great omen for love relationships. Since this card is astrologically associated with Sagittarius, you could be very compatible when it comes to your systems of belief and life philosophies. This is a great indication that your new relationship started off with a solid foundation. Not to mention, you’ll have lively discussions about issues that you’re mutually passionate about.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Eight of Wands as love outcome means your relationship never slowed down. This has a fast-paced, youthful energy. No matter how long you’ve been together, you feel like things never get boring or stale. You’re both probably very high-minded and philosophical, and although you’re compatible in that department, you may have lots of lively discussions and debates. In fact, you may have certain things you’ve agreed to disagree on, but you still get along well. Your inside jokes are probably legendary. Among all the number 8 cards in the Tarot, this is the best one to get for long-term relationships.
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Eight of Wands as love outcome means things never slowed down between the two of you. If you are separated by distance, the Eight of Wands is an excellent card to draw in a reading! It’s great communication, long-distance travel, arrows of love – it’s the ideal long-distance relationship. If you’re inquiring about an ex and wondering if they’d be interested in reconciliation, they’re probably wondering the exact same thing. Right now, however, their mind is racing, and it would be best to give them time and space to reground and recenter themselves. But once the dust settles, you can take the initiative to communicate, if they don’t beat you to it.
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If you are asking about what is the outcome of a relationship, and you draw the Eight of Wands reversed, that means that there’s some stagnancy in the relationship. The pace of the relationship could have slowed down due to spending more time on other areas of life such as work. Another possibility is that one of you could be traveling, and you’re not accustomed to the long-distance arrangements. You need to work on communication in this relationship. There could be things that need to be said that aren’t being said. Or, you just feel emotionally and mentally disconnected because you have a lot on your mind.
The Eight of Wands reversed as love outcome is a sign of a lack of spark. You may have fallen out of love with your partner. The Eight of Wands is all about speed, and sometimes people who fall in love quickly fall out of love just as quickly. You may find that you’re not as compatible as you thought. Perhaps apart from the intense chemistry and sexual compatibility, there wasn’t much else you had in common. You could have mismatched senses of humor, or you could be put off by your partner’s complete lack of sense of humor.
If you are wondering about a potential relationship, the Eight of Wands reversed as love outcome means that you have homework to do. There’s a lot about this person that you need to unpack, get to know each other. When this communications card is drawn in the reverse, there’s a risk of misunderstandings due to miscommunication. With its astrological association with Sagittarius, if this is an intercultural relationship, is the language barrier going to be an issue here? Are you compatible when it comes to life philosophies and systems of belief? These are fundamental issues that should be addressed early on.
If you are in a new relationship, the Eight of Wands reversed as love outcome means you need to slow down. Sometimes drawing the Eight of Wands in reverse may indicate something moving too fast or too slow. Don’t let things spin out of control. How well do you truly know this person? How compatible are you? Are they who they claim to be? Are those horrible rumors you heard about them really true, or did a jilted ex spread those lies? Are they healed from their ex yet? The Eight of Wands reversed can represent misinformation.
If you are in an existing relationship, the Eight of Wands reversed as love outcome means stalling and a lack of flow. You may feel like your relationship isn’t progressing at the pace you’d like. To worsen matters, you’re not communicating this to your partner. This card is here in the reverse to remind you that communication is everything. How is your partner supposed to give you what you need if they don’t even know what you expect? If you have communicated and you feel unheard, do you really want to be in a relationship where you feel ignored?
If you are currently in separation with each other, the Eight of Wands reversed as love outcome means stagnancy. For couples separated by distance, this could indicate a lack of regular communication. One or both of you are beginning to wonder if the relationship is even sustainable. Have a heart-to-heart conversation on what your future together could look like. If you’re inquiring about an ex, they’re stuck on you and haven’t moved on. However, if you’re interested in reconciling with them, you’ll have to make the first move as they’re too stuck in their head to do anything about it.
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For love readings, the Eight of Wands represents decisiveness and movement towards a goal. This card is all about knowing what you want and taking action. This can be a very positive force for any relationship, as long as the direction is mutually agreed upon.
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