Bondage, restriction, closed state of mind, need for fresh thoughts, outside assistance, problems seem impossible to solve, release, freedom, thoughtlessness, hard luck, fresh start, positive state of mind.
The Eight of Swords indicates that you may have lost sight of your path. You may feel trapped and helpless. In this case, the swords represent the fears that are caging you in.
With the Eight of Swords, you are stuck. Part of this bondage lies in that you can no longer see anything new in your situation.
Your thoughts may run around in circles and no matter how you try, you can't find a way out.
Fresh thinking and some outside assistance are what you need to break free. Face your problems head on and accept the helping hand that is offered you.
Expect the unexpected to move beyond this.
A new state of mind brimming with movement comes with the Eight of Swords reversed.
You've realized that the first step in changing your life starts with changing your thoughts. You've gained confidence and strength from the problems you solved.
Be wary of people around you being thoughtless - stand up for yourself and make sure you receive the respect you're due.