Six of Swords and Eight of Swords

The Six of Swords predicts peace after a period of turmoil. It gives a gentle a push towards a new direction, towards a calmer destination. The eight of swords is often a mental prison. Under its influence, we feel trapped, bullied, powerless and misunderstood. The good news is that in most cases, the Eight of Swords describes a temporary situation that will soon shift and change.

Possible Manifestations of the Six of Swords and the Eight of Swords

  • A blocked attempt to escape a situation
  • A cancelled trip
  • Delays in trips
  • Blocked movement
  • Censorship
  • Feeling trapped
  • Stuck in a loop
  • Unable to escape tormenting thoughts
  • A problem without resolution
  • Accepting a separation/passage
  • A move/passage against one's will
  • Driven away by force
  • Kicked out
  • Getting lost
  • Going round in circles
  • Blocked expression of thoughts
  • Unable to head away from control/crisis
  • A refugee

Elemental Dignities

The elements of the cards are Air (Six of Swords) and Air (Eight of Swords). Two Air cards can generate quite a powerful and intense combination. In their negative expression, these two cards will bring feelings of restlessness, failure, futility. In most cases the strong air of these two cards cards shows a temporary situation and will keep pushing us until positive changes are made.

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