By now, we know that Swords are the Suit of Air which is the suit of Mind, intellect, and conscious. The 8 of Swords, is of the 8th Sephira-Hod, which means splendor which is all about pretense. This signifies a genuine lack of persistence in matters of intellect and contest. Yet the 8of Swords is also attributed to Jupiter in Gemini, so good fortune attends even the weakest effort; However. the Will is being constantly thwarted by accidental interference.
The Center of the Card is dominated by two downward pointing long swords. They are being crossed by six small swords , implying many small thoughts interfering with the larger issues. It is interesting to note that these small swords are peculiar to countries or cults, such as the Kriss, the Kukri, the Scramasax, the Dagger, the Machete and the Yataghan; implying that outside interference, such as indoctrination, could be the cause of difficulties.
When this card is thrown it implies that in 8 weeks or 8 months, the querent has or will have experienced narrow or restricted thought that shortens their force. There will be pettiness, a mental prison, and too much force applied to small things. Over attentive in detail, at the expense of principal and more important issues.
If the 8 of Swords-Interference is ill dignified by the accompanying cards, the above stated qualities will produce malice,pettiness, and domineering qualities
There is patience in detail of study, great ease in some things, counterbalanced by equal disorder in others. Being influenced by Gemini (The two long swords) there is always a equal and opposite balance, such as, impulsively being fond of giving or receiving money and/or presents.This person will be generous, clever, acute, selfish, and without strong feelings of affection. They will also admire wisdom but will apply it to small and unworthy objects. The Eight of Swords-Interference, also implies that the person has seen goals, but is approaching them, if at all, very slowly and needing to be very meticulous in doing so, because of the constant distraction of the many nagging, needling thoughts in their head. The goals will be achieved in time, by patience and attention to detail, which all would be sped up by being able to focus on the import issues at hand. Mental focus is recommended which can be acquired by practicing meditative yoga or the various martial arts, and/or mental meditative sciences such as Qaballah, Tantra, and Ti-Chi. Just pick one and do it!
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